Since this year the official Dictionary of the Dutch Language has added ‘selfie’ as an official Dutch word to the books….together with ‘wazzup’ and ‘mindfuck’. OK…
I thought I knew what a selfie was, being all hip and up-to-date!, so when my nieces asked me to post a selfie on my facebook, to show off some new clothes I bought and my haircut, I figured I could do that! I usually do not post pics of myself on facebook, I am kind of boring.
I posed in front of a mirror and took a photo with my iPhone, posted it and tataaa..I felt all modern and stuff:
Obviously this Aunt is out of the loop! My lovely 12 year old nieces pointed out to me (I bet they rolled eyes at the screen…) that the only thing I got right was: the poor quality and lighting of the image (yay for iPhone..sigh).
Tsk! Apparently a real selfie has to be made with your phone on armlength, NOT showing the device. I should have gone to the bathroom, so I could have the toilet or shower and such in the background, instead of doing it in the hallway…and most of all: they missed a Duck-face!
LOL. Duckface. No.
I decided to practice in SL, where it was much easier..well, except for a true duckface that is, but maybe one day I get it all right!