Heart symbol enters Oxford English Dictionary

POSTED BY admin ON March 28th, 2011
LABELS: iheartlogos, we heart

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The Oxford English Dictionary has finally agreed to what designers have known for a long time:

The “heart” symbol ♥ will now officially be included in the dictionary as a verb meaning “to love”. Of course the iconic NY tourism campaign spawned by Milton Glaser’s “I ♥ NY” is the most famous example of the symbol in action.

At this time, the Oxford English Dictionary has made no mention of iheartlogos. Maybe next edition…

Thanks to LogoLounge.com for bringing this to our attention. Read more at Telegraph.co.uk

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(4) Responses to “Heart symbol enters Oxford English Dictionary”

  1. Daniel Evans says:

    The Dictionary is for words – not graphics.

    This has potential to spiral out of control!

  2. What is wrong with the concept of a visual dictionary..? I quite like the idea. <3

  3. Justine says:

    I wonder what letter you’d find this under? H for heart? Maybe “icons” will follow Z…

  4. Daniel Evans says:

    @Pixel Freak Quite simply because the dictionary is based upon diction which is by definition: “Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of WORDS”. – Dictionary.com. Oh the irony…

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