I’m a fan of words, being a writer and all, so I get really excited when new words are added to the dictionary. As someone who makes up a lot of words, I kind of live for the day that a word I invented becomes a “real” word by dictionary standards. Every year, some head honcho-type wordsmiths come together and figure out which word gets the honor of Word of the Year.
I was stoked to find out that Oxford Dictionaries had announced their choice for the 2013 Word of the Year. In a shocking unanimous decision, the word committee (that’s the official title I gave them) named “selfie” as this year’s victor. Congratulations, “selfie”! The odds were definitely in your favor. Seriously, Oxford Dictionaries said “Selfie was the runaway winner.”
And it turns out you don’t have to be new to win Word of the Year, “Our Word of the Year need not be a new word. However, it does need to demonstrate some kind of prominence over the preceding year or so and selfie certainly fits the bill. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the Internet.” We’re aware of how prominent selfie is in our vocabulary these days. I mean, we’ve done a lot of posts on selfies.
So to celebrate this joyous occasion, we’ve wrangled some awesome selfies from your favorite ’90s stars…all grown up! Post a selfie today to join the celebration!
Hey look, it's Matilda! We've been seeing a lot of her lately, and I love it. And she's just like us! She takes mirror selfies too. I love her bag.
Topanga, I mean Danielle, loves a good selfie. And she looks fantastic! She posts a lot of pictures of her doing celebrity things and hanging out with Ben Savage and Rider Strong, who do not post selfies unfortunately. Can't wait to see selfies from the set of Girl Meets World!
Who's this you ask? Why it's Rachel from Boy Meets World! I know she looks different, but homegirl is working it and killing the selfie game.
Candace Cameron Bure
DJ Tanner you look mighty cozy in those boots! Candace Bure takes a lot of selfies (some with Kimmy!) and posts pics of her fam.
Yes, this is Kimmy Gibbler wearing a Las Vegas-style dancer's outfit. It's for a marathon according to the selfie description. She and Candace hang out. It's whatever.
There's some controversy over which public Instagram belongs to Jodie, but you can always count on her Twitter for real selfies. She got bangs that look way better than they did when she was Stephanie!
Here's Tia Mowry getting her makeup done. I wish I had enough hands to do my makeup and take a selfie at the same time.
OMG how cute is Tamera with her little nugget? Look at that baby!
Frankie Muniz posts a lot of video selfies. This is a selfie of him and his dog. He captioned it "Happy Father's Day". Aww!
Busy was one of my favorite parts of Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek. She still looks the same (beautiful, duh!) and takes a lot of cool pictures of herself.
James Van Der Beek
JVDB is one of my favorite celebs to follow on social media. He is hilarious. He also takes more selfies than I do.
Melissa Joan Hart
It's Clarissa and Sabrina! With Aunt Hilda! Melissa Joan Hart posts a lot of pictures that other people take of her, but when you get a selfie she makes sure it's worth space on your feed.
This is Steve Urkel. I do not know him as anyone other than Steve Urkel. I still refuse to accept him as Stefan. But Jaleel White takes a lot of selfies, and they're all great.
Michael C. Maronna
Oh this? It's just Pete. From Pete & Pete. Actually, this is BOTH Petes. They still hang out and have a podcast. They are still Pete & Pete! It's too much nostalgia. Danny Tamberelli (the other Pete) isn't much of a selfie poster, but he's big into Vine.
For anyone who thought the rumors about Kel being dead were true, you were wrong. The other half of Kenan & Kel is alive and well. And he posts a lot of pics of him doing things like this.
What’s your favorite selfie from above? What do you think about selfie being the Word of the Year? Do you take selfies? Tell us in the comments!