OMG! Oxford English Dictionary Adds ♥ To Its List of Words

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Newest addition to the OED. Getty Images.

We totally ♥ this. (via Techland)

It’s a testament to the way we live now–that is, totally obsessed with the internet and texting— as the Oxford English Dictionary has added the symbol ♥ alongside the word “heart” to its online list of definitions.

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The OED has been in the process of updating its list of definitions since 1989 and the newest updates show just how thorough a job they’re doing. Thursday’s changes reflect the revisions of “more than 1,900 entries and [additions of] new words from across the dictionary”.

Other modern, text-speak additions include OMG, LOL and FYI. Which, obviously, we also ♥.

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