Saturday, April 6, 2013

O.M.G! Tech Phrase of today first used 100 Years Ago in a letter to Churchill

Who coined the phrase OMG lately is not known - it is also not known whether the one who coined it knew that it was first used a century ago or not - but the fact of the matter is that the phrase OMG was first used a century ago in a letter addressed to Churchill.

A letter that dates back to 1917 has recently surfaced which is written by British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill.

He wrote:
'I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G (Oh! My! God!) - Shower it on the Admiralty!!'
It may be added that the phrase OMG was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 - a colloquial shorthand for 'Oh My God', generally used in conversations to express surprise, embarrassment, excitement and disgust, according to the Urban Dictionary.

Read more about it at: Mail Online
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