The Malta Independent 24 October 2021, Sunday

‘Selfie’ becomes ‘belfie’, ‘helfie’ and more

Malta Independent Friday, 23 May 2014, 10:00 Last update: about 8 years ago

Selfie was the Oxford Dictionaries' 2013 World of the Year.

Since then, so many other words derived from it have appeared on the social media, all of them associated with photographs of particular situations which people want to make public.

Here is a look at some of them:


Belfie is nothing more than a selfie of the backside, the B-side or, in simple terms, the butt.


A dronie is a short video of where peple are and what they are up to.


Felfie is a selfie taken in an agricultural environment, putting a face to farming.


Helfie is a close-up photo focusing prominently on one’s hair.


The selfeye is simply a photo of one’s eye make-up.


A shelfie is a selfie taken with a shelf of books or other items serving as a background.


An ussie is a selfie that is taken with other people surrounding the person taking the photograph.


A welfie is a showing off photo of someone doing a workout in a gym.


A youie is a selfie of other people.

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