‘Selfie’ enters French dictionary for first time
London: ‘Selfie’, named ‘Word of the Year’ by the Oxford dictionary in 2013, has now been officially included in the most popular French dictionary. Le Petit Larousse has announced that 150 new words will be included in its 2016 edition and one of the most high-profile new words is ‘selfie’, Telegraph reported.
“A photographic self-portrait, generally taken with a smart phone and destined to be published on social media,” is what the description reads.
Other words, which are already familiar in Britain and now present in the dictionary include ‘focaccia’, ‘biryani’, ‘goji’ and ‘vegan’. While ‘focaccia’ is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza doughs, ‘goji’ is a bright red edible berry.
‘Bitcoin’ and ‘community manager’ have also been included. The dictionary will also include the term “captcha” for those annoying series of numbers and letters websites demand to prove the user is human.
Le Petit Larousse, one of the most famous of all French dictionaries, is not known for moving with the times. However, in June 2012, it announced that the word ‘Twitter’ would also be included in the 2013 edition, the report added.