The number one new word in 2013 was “selfie,” a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera, camera phone, or smart cellphone. Selfies are often associated with social networking, as selfies are shared on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.
“Felfies” is a new term in 2014 for “farmer selfies,” where farmers or an individual on a farm takes a picture with a farm animal, tractor, barn, or other large item on a farm. (Unfortunately, some use the moniker “felfie” to denote a photo of their own foot or feet. We need not go there.)
I decided on February 11th to coin “cryptoelfies.” A “cryptoelfie” is a selfie taken with a statue or model of a full-sized cryptid representing a Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, Champ, Chupacabras, or other unknown animal.
Just to be clear, here is what is meant by statue or model in cryptoelfie: A statue is a carved or cast figure of a cryptid, esp. one that is life-size or larger. A model, often taxidermically or artistically constructed, is a sculpture representing a cryptid or group of cryptids. The ultimate cryptoelfie, of course, is to take a photo of yourself with an actual cryptid in the field.
Please send your cryptoelfies to me via lcoleman [@] maine.rr.com or post them to me via Twitter at @CryptoLoren, #cryptoelfies - to be published here, at CryptoZooNews.com
Tim Tebow takes a selfie with Bigfoot in a Super Bowl ad from T-Mobile. He was really, of course, taking a “cryptoelfie.”