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Submission + - OMG! Text-speak is almost 100 yo (mashable.com)

c0lo writes: The older crowd likes to blame the youth for the popularization of text-speak. You know the type: LOL, LMFAO, ROFL, OMG, Totes. Well, it turns out that we’re blaming the wrong people for at least one of those abominations to the English language. “OMG” is almost 100 years old.

The earliest known usage of the abbreviation OMG was found in a letter to Winston Churchill. The sentence in question reads:

“I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G. (Oh! My God!) — Shower it on the Admiralty!!” [sic]


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