There’s no such thing as a duckface selfie

The death of duckface selfies

I was thinking about selfies the other day, and ruminating on the notion of duckface and chirp face ( チュン顔/chun-gao, reported as “sparrow face” on English-language blogs).

There’s also  てへぺろ/tehepero, which is… well, this. Basically, the ways we alter our faces when taking arm’s-length self-portraits to share with friends and strangers.

Then I realized something that changed my world forever.

Since all ducks are wearing dog masks, you are not imitating the face of a duck when you pout into your phonecam.

You are not doing a duckface selfie.

You are doing a dogmask selfie.

All ducks are wearing dog masks

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.