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'Selfie' named word of the year by Oxford Dictionary

The word "selfie" has topped the list of the online Oxford Dictionary's words of the year, after its usage increased by 17,000% in the past 12 months.

Other shortlisted words included "twerk", "binge-watch" and "schmeat" - meaning a form of meat synthetically produced from biological tissue.

Online editor of Oxford Dictionaries Richard Holden explains the reasons behind the choice.