When I got home last night, I logged onto the Twitter, and my eyes caught the trending topics. Normally, I never pay attention them but the Oxford English Dictionary was up there and that made me curious. So I did a search and found out they had added some new “words” to the dictionary…
and the symbol for heart
I can’t wrap my head around this. Perhaps it’s because I hate acronyms and text speak. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s why. It just feels like lazy language to me. I type pretty fast, and it takes me more time to hit the shift key to capitalize letters then it does to write them all out, so it always perplexes me when I see the short forms. I will admit, I have used the phrase “I heart this” but always the word, not the symbol, yet that’s kind of the same thing. We’re all guilty of shortcuts, but I would never think that proper language.
Is this just me getting old? Should these be words? Thoughts?