For the first time ever, a graphical element or symbol has found its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.
There have been many controversies surrounding this news as the symbol for ‘heart’ is also the symbol often used for ‘love’. The Oxford English Dictionary is in its 127th year since it first came into being and it is surprising why it has taken all these years before an introduction of this symbol.
Personally, I find the usage of the ‘heart’ symbol quite interesting as it looks to me like the sound of its usage is strange. Perhaps, it is a new introduction and I will try and give you some examples here.
Examples of its usage as explained by the Oxford Dictionary:
1. I ‘heart’ Geosi Reads.
2. I ‘heart’ Ghana.
3. I ‘heart’ my dogs, etc, etc.
So now, don’t ever get it wrong when you hear someone say, ‘I heart you’. Right?
What is your thought on this new entry into the Oxford English Dictionary? I would be interested to know what you make of this. Tell your friends about this news.