Oxford English Dictionary Now Includes <3 [Heart]
If you spend any time on the Internet -- no matter your age -- you should know what
Via the Daily Mail,
The graphic symbol - which will be found alongside the word 'heart' and listed as a verb meaning 'to love' - is the first of its kind to be included in the comprehensive reference work.
New York gets a shout-out, too:
The symbol's most famous use is probably in a rebus to promote New York - 'I [heart] NY' - which came about in the mid-70s when the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Commerce hired an advertising agency to develop a marketing campaign for the city.
Thanks, Milton Glaser, for putting us on the map!
Other words recently added to the OED: muffin top, OMG, scrunchy, and, yes, banh mi. We
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