Posted by: Jack Henry | January 5, 2015

Editor’s Corner: And the winner is…

Good morning. I thought it would be fun to provide you with a list of the top words for 2014. However, when I searched for the top words of 2014 on the Internet, a news heading caught my eye. According to the 15th Annual Survey of Global English conducted by Global Language Monitor (GLM), the Heart emoji was the most used word of 2014, even though it’s not a word.

GLM analyzes how frequently words are used in global media channels, including the Internet, blogs, electronic and print media, and social media sources.

Per GLM’s website, “The English Language is now undergoing a remarkable transformation unlike any in its 1400 year history – its system of writing, the Alphabet, is gaining characters at amazing rate.” [sic]

Yes, the English language continues to evolve. However, the use of emoji’s or emoticons in business writing is still frowned upon. So, unless you are a 13-year old girl, it’s always best to use words. You never know who will end up reading your writing.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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