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    #1

    to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    Which one is correct: 'I will make a selfie for you' or 'I will do a selfie for you'.
    Thanks a lot!!! :)

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    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyafternoon View Post
    Which one is correct: 'I will make a selfie for you' or 'I will do a selfie for you'?
    Thanks a lot. !!! :)
    Welcome to the forum.

    Neither is correct. We "take" photos and selfies.

    Note my corrections above, marked in red.
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    #3

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    If it is a selfie, then wouldn't you be taking it with the person. If you are just taking a photo of the person, it isn't a selfie, is it?

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    #4

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    No, I think "I'll take a selfie for you" is supposed to mean, "I'll take a selfie of myself, and send it to you."

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    #5

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If it is a selfie, then wouldn't you be taking it with the person. If you are just taking a photo of the person, it isn't a selfie, is it?
    I think the term has escaped any logical restrictions.

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    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, I think "I'll take a selfie for you" is supposed to mean, "I'll take a selfie of myself, and send it to you."
    OK, that makes sense. And makes me feel my age.

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    #7

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    I think the trend is kind of idiotic, but as I understand it, it can be called a 'selfie' regardless of how many people are in the picture, as long as one of the people taking the picture is also in the picture and holding the phone/camera.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #8

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    That's certainly how I understand/use it. If I take a photo with my phone and I'm in that photo, it's a selfie regardless of who else is in it. However, I spotted a slight anomaly in my usage. If I put my phone/camera on a nearby table, put it on timer and then run to be in the photo, I'd probably call it a timer photo. I need to be physically holding the phone/camera in an outstretched arm and pointing it back at me for it to be a selfie.
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    #9

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    So you are not into selfie sticks, ems?

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    #10

    Re: to make a selfie or to do a selfie?

    Absolutely not. Bane of many people's lives and are quite rightly being banned from many public buildings and public places.
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