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2013 Word of the year is ...

and other popular words of the year 2013!

The word "Selfie" was nominated as the word of the year for 2013. Probably, you should be knowing the meaning -

(n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Do you know other derivations of Selfie and other words which became very popular or annoying in 2013? Time to know it!


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Look at the following variations of "Selfie" and see whether you know the meaning for these words.

a. Shelfie
b. Grelfie
c. Snowfie


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You would have heard words such as binge-eating, binge-drinking, binge-spending, binge-writing, binge-studying, binge-flying to denote doing an action excessively. This year popularized the word binge-watching. What do you think the word means?

a. Excessive watching of TV
b. Excessive watching of movies
c. Excessive watching of DVD or Movie Streaming
d. Continuous watching of TV serials (without waiting) with a DVD or video streaming.


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This year, the word "bitcoin" became very popular both for good and bad reasons. Do you know what a bitcoin means?

a. a coin of a country
b. something related to computer bit
c. a digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank


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When you are buying your meat next time, check the label to see it is not 'schmeat'! So, what is schmeat?

a. sweetened meat
b. chopped meat
c. synthetic meat



If you are a consumer who visits the retail store to learn more about a product to order online later, you now have a name. Guess what it could be?

a. Showroomer
b. Onliner
c. Showliner