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People Are Calling Group Selfies "Ussies" Now

Welcome to hell.

The Associated Press reports:


The word — sometimes spelled usie, sometimes ussie — has been showing up in written material since at least April 2013, according to Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

Via bigstory.ap.org

Don’t believe it’s really a thing? Check out the USIE hashtag on Instagram.

Usies are here to stay.

Via instagram.com

Better get used to it.

Via instagram.com

Only trouble is, a lot of people seem to loathe the word with a passion.

Nein RT @lukelewis: NO RT @MiriamElder: No RT @sirajdatoo Nope @AP Group selfies get a name: Usie (prounounced uss-ee, like fussy)

— AlbertoNardelli (@Alberto Nardelli)

There is a new name for a group selfie and OH GOD I'VE JUST THROWN UP MY LUNCH http://t.co/aF9NcK8SPL

— FelicityMorse (@Felicity Morse)

BURN IT. BURN IT WITH FIRE AND SCATTER THE ASHES http://t.co/pTgCuEvPXe

— mccanner (@erin mccann)

"What's the word for a group selfie?" he thought, moments before clouds blotted out the sun forever. "Usie, I guess?"

— c_heller (@Chris Heller)

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