“You can never know a lot but you can always do a lot.” ― Filios Sazeides
If you take a look at my blog regularly, you will note that I like to take selfies. Me drinking Black Russians, me with a sunset, me at McDonald’s, etc. It’s all about me! Not really. I just take a lot of pictures. I just happen to get in the way. Well, I recently found out that the term selfie didn’t apply if more than one person was in the photo. Dang! I’m always running around and grabbing people saying, “Come on, selfie time.”
I decided to look up the correct word to use.
What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!
As in “us.” Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy.
“Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. “It’s magical capturing moments we share with other people.”
In contrast to one-person selfies, usies are “more about the relationship, and less about you and your hair,” she said.
Well, there ya go. I learned something new. The reason I thought of it was yesterday, I was at one of the Collin County Municipal buildings, and I ran into Zane Williams, famous McKinney singer/songwriter and all around nice guy. I bumped into him at the post office the other day, too. He was waiting to get a vehicle sticker for his tour bus. So, I plopped down next to him and asked about the kids and how it was going. He said he’s been busy, a lot of travel, but he was fine and the family was good. Then I said, “Selfie time!” I pulled out my phone and took a picture.
Here’s my favorite song of his. If you’re now familiar with his music, check him out.
Here’s to more usies and learning something new everyday…
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