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Published:January 1st, 2015 11:20 EST

Heart Emoji Named Top Word of 2014

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Global Language monitor said its annual survey of the English language dubbed the heart emoji symbol as the Top Word for 2014."



The heart emoji has appeared gazillions of times around the world to become the first emoji to be chosen as the Top Word of the Year.

Since the advent of the digital age the English language has undergone a radical change, and elderly folks (anyone 50+) can`t make heads or tails out of a text exchange between two teenagers. The emoji symbols and the texting code words are an unbreakable code cipher for old-timers.

The English teacher of the near future may require students to submit essays in 140 characters or less, and instead of grading on a letter system (A, B, C, D) she will issue smileys (happy smileys for the budding Shakespeare and a frowning smiley for the grammar-challenged.)

My last sentence illustrates how old-fashioned I am, grammar doesn`t matter anymore. It`s all about conveying your message quickly and succinctly, grammar be damned.

I heart all my readers; please send me feedback, heavy on the emoji.

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