Tuesday August 07, 2012

"OMG" Is Almost 100 Years Old

Ugh. Can you believe that OMG is almost 100 years old? Well, the bright side is at least it isn't that lame ass YOLO saying. big grin

In a quite lovely bit of sleuthing, the Oxford English Dictionary has discovered a use of"OMG" from 1917 [1]. It comes in a letter by British Admiral John"Jacky" Fisher, who wrote that: I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapisآ—O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)آ—Shower it on the Admiralty!

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