Yesterday I saw an young couple on the sidewalk ahead of me. They were posing for a selfie with the guy's phone. They were happy, attractive, & in love. It occurred to me that the scene I'd just witnessed was probably a new "iconic view" of romance, as the forehead-to-foread shots sharing a soda, or pics of a couple nestled together under an umbrella were in the past.
I would suspect that the term was adapted from the French one. But maybe not. When people talk about e-cigarettes in English, do they talk about vapour? smoke? steam? -- as what appears after the puff?
I read in the paper this morning that there has been a link to teenagers taking group selfies and an increase of head lice although, no real proof of it, a few health clinics in various parts of the country have reported it. All the cases, the victims were questioned as to whether or not they had engaged recently in a group selfie.....all reported that they had. Too much head to head contact. How bizarre I thought.
Hmmm ~~ doesn't that smack a little bit of all the reports in the 70s of terrible injuries caused by break dancing? Ditto your eyes staying that way if you crossed them or any number of other scare stories by disapproving adults.