The Oxford English Dictionary Hearts <3 as First Purely Symbolic Word

The stuffy old OED—the last word in what is and is not the English language—has decreed that <3 is a word. Or rather, the vertical version of that. It's the first time a symbol has been included as a word. Death of the English language? Natural lexicographic evolution? Just a way to screw with QWERTY keyboard makers?… » 3/24/11 5:20pm 3/24/11 5:20pm