According to a recent post on the Linear Fix, the dictionary has succumbed to the trucated linguistic trends of texting and tweeting. That’s right, OMG is among the new entrants to the Oxford English Dictionary. FYI and LOL (which this news does not make me want to do) have been inducted, as well. The most interesting addition, however, is that of the little heart symbol,♥, as in the film title I ♥ Huckabees; and I really do ♥ Huckabees, but I also ♥ using real words–in their entirety. Let’s just hope these don’t insinuate themselves into the Scrabble dictionary.
I’ve never considered wingbats a real font, but its day may be approaching.