An Acceptance Speech by Selfie

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“…there were some great words this year. I mean, I did this the hard way though, with dedication and God. Not all of us can say that. I’m looking at you, Twerk.”

What was your reaction to ‘Selfie’ winning word of the year? Shock? Disgust? Begrudging acceptance? Whatever it was, Selfie is taking the acceptance speech to a whole new art form over at McSweeneys.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →