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I am not one of the cool texty kids. I knew that before I met this confounding symbol ❤

I clearly remember the first time I encountered this little text abbreviation and the ensuing “wtf” thought patterns. Let’s just take this for example:

“I can’t believe you just did that <3”

Now I know that when you read the book name on the spine the words start at the top of the book and run down, so that should be the normal head tilt direction. However in this rather special circumstance, I do it the latino way and read the flow from the bottom of the spine to the top.

So I was reading:

“I can’t believe you just did that ❤ (dick)”

not, I repeat not

“I can’t believe you just did that ❤ (heart)”

So the moral of this post is to be careful which way you tilt your head when reading text speak.

Quite the epiphany when you get it but my excuse is that the smiley face made me tilt left   : )