You gotta have hearts

I lifted this from Morgan Freeberg’s “Hello Kitty of Blogging” page:

So I guess you’re supposed to do a math-sign-three to put hearts in your text messages. I hadn’t been doing that because I’m a manly dude and I figure that’s for women, girls and punks. So some enlightened folks went to work on me and convinced me that’s a retrosexual way of looking at things and it’s okay for men to put hearts in things. I tried it and people didn’t know what I was doing … oops, I was doing greater-than-three instead of less-than-three. I think that’s boobs.

One can <3 >3s; in fact, so doing makes it (relatively) unnecessary to have to present your Dude Card™.

I took to <3 fairly easily myself, mostly because the first integer you come to heading downwards from 3 is 2, and I’m just weird enough to think that 2 is something to aspire to.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 November 2011 · 8:49 am

    No, actually, boobs is made using another combination of symbols.

    And I’m embarrassed to admit that I know that. (I also know how to make a calculator spell it, upside down).

  2. CGHill »

    2 November 2011 · 8:54 am

    It’s that 12-year-old boy lurking in the subconscious.

  3. Tatyana »

    2 November 2011 · 9:22 am

    <3 looks like a double ice cream cone to me.

  4. CGHill »

    2 November 2011 · 9:27 am

    And if you’re not a 12-year-old boy: (o) (o)

    (If this doesn’t get me filtered in North Carolina schools, nothing will.)

  5. McGehee »

    2 November 2011 · 12:48 pm

    that’s a retrosexual way of looking at things

    Are they saying that like it’s a bad thing? Why on earth would they be saying that like it’s a bad thing?

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