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OMG: It’s older than you’d think

Text-speak is often denounced by older people, particularly OMG (oh my god).

But it turns out that some words weren’t thought up by today’s young people – OMG has been in existence for almost 100 years.

The Mary Sue reports that OMG was found in a letter from a British admiral to Winston Churchill – dated 1917. The sentence 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]

For the full story take a look at the article here (with photos).