'OMG' Dates Back to Almost 100 Years Ago: Real or Hoax?
AdriHead 2012/08/08 23:00:00
OMG... you guys won't believe this! So, you know the abbreviation "OMG," short for the phrase "Oh My God"? Well, it was evidently used as early as 1917, in some correspondence from John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill. Do you believe it? Or do you think this news is a little too good to be true?
Younger generations these days are saddled with a lot of responsibilities they're not quite prepared for: Coming of age in a time of economic turmoil, figuring out how to get Earth to let us keep living on it without drowning in its rising oceans, dealing with the ever-looming threat that Siri will finally follow through with her plan and enslave us all.
Less grave, but nonetheless usually put on the youths of the world, is the popularization of text-speak. You know the type: LOL, LMFAO, ROFL, OMG, Totes. Well, it turns out there's at least one of those abominations to the English language that no one in any recent generation has to take the blame for: OMG is at almost a hundred years old.
Read More: http://www.themarysue.com/omg-is-old/
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