Le Selfie

I assumed the French were too sophisticated for selfies, but then I spotted these cute, cool kids on the beach at Cap Ferrat wielding a selfie stick and having a great time. Not only do the French do selfies, but leading dictionaries like the Petit Larousse the Petit Robert now recognize the word “selfie” on their pages (no doubt grudgingly). I’m sure, though, that the French do it with a little more panache than the rest of us. By the way, in Quebec it’s called an “égoportrait."