Oxford English Dictionary adds LOL, OMG, ♥

The Oxford English Dictionary has included LOL (Laugh Out Loud), OMG (Oh My God) and ♥ (to heart) as “real words worthy of etymological recording.” The Huffington Post reported that OED says these `words´ are “strongly associated with the language of electronic communications” and have entered the mainstream because these are “easy to use.”

LOL, OMG and ♥ are oftenly used as initials online, faster to type in text messages and tweets as they are shortened, and can be easily understood by the reader at just one glance.

These words “crucially help to say more in media where there is a limit to a number of characters one may use in a single message,” the report said.

According to Huffpost, OED's meticulous research discovered that OMG first appeared in a 1917 personal letter and LOL was dated to 1960 when it was used as abbreviation for “little old lady.”

The full definitions of LOL and ♥ in Oxford English Dictionary are as follows:
LOL - Originally and chiefly in the language of electronic communications: 'ha ha!'; used to draw attention to a joke or humorous statement, or to express amusement.
♥ to heart - The new sense added to heart v. in this update may be the first English usage to develop via the medium of T-shirts and bumper-stickers. It originated as a humorous reference to logos featuring a picture of a heart as a symbol for the verb love, like that of the famous 'I ♥ NY' tourism campaign. Our earliest quote for this use, from 1984, uses the verb in 'I heart my dog's head', a jokey play on bumper stickers featuring a heart and a picture of the face of a particular breed of dog (expressing a person's enthusiasm for, say, shih-tzus) which itself became a popular bumper sticker. From these beginnings, heart v. has gone on to live an existence in more traditional genres of literature as a colloquial synonym for 'to love'.
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