Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Abbreviation 'OMG" Is Almost 100 Years Old

"The abbreviation 'OMG' is almost 100 years old":
Perhaps the first usage of "OMG" appeared in a 1917 correspondence from British Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill, wherein Fisher excitedly relayed the phrase to his former Royal Navy colleague -- "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G. (Oh! My God!) -- Shower it on the Admiralty!!"