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Updates to the OED

Just read in this article about new additions to the OED, which obviously a big influence on the English language, that words like LOL, OMG and WAG have been added to the dictionary. Living in Spain, I have noticed uproar over the smallest rule changes made by the RAE. (like the changing of the pronouncation of the letter Y from i-griega to ye.)

A lot of commentators (and friends of mine) view the additions as a mere curiosity. Is it because speakers of English are more adaptable? The addition of the symbol "♥" is really strange to me! 

Here is a list of the updates. What do ye lingaphiles make of all this?
Tags: dictionaries, english, in-the-news, linguaphile-ness, slang, symbols
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