aNewDomain.net — Now that the Oxford English Dictionary people have selected the term “selfie” as their word of the year, it’s a great time for the OED to explore the incorporation of lesser-known words spun off of “selfie” that describe still other kinds of smartphone self photos. Specifically, I’m thinking of …
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A smartphone capture of a pic of a Dungeons and Dragons character, like the one at left that we captured from a Wikimedia site online.
A panorama of Guelph, Ontario, south of Sudbury. Home to many smelters, it’s where you would shoot a “smeltie.” Scroll below for a shot of old Guelph City Hall.
Photo of a troll doll.
Shot of the Netherlands city of Delft — or of the famous blue and white ceramicware you will find there.
A photo taken at the once-great Boston Garden, home of the once-great NBA team.
Pic of a puppy.
A museum-quality smartphone photo of a Medieval chastity device.
Pic of a check, as in a check you deposit digitally to the bank. Use interchangeably with “chelfie”, “wealthie” or “geltie.”
A smartphone pic capturing one of Santa’s little helpers, instead of the usual shot of the fat man.
And then there’s …
Photographic evidence for use in an assault and battery trial.
Scenic shot of seaweed washed up on a beach, not to be confused with dog breed of same name. See below.
At left, a lovely image of seaweed that washed up on a beach due east of the old Boston Garden. Wikimedia Commons. It’s not a Kelpie proper, but you get the idea.
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Below find old Guelph City Hall …
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