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"OMG" Was Actually Invented in 1917

By Emily Winter

Excellent news! Some fancy fart made up "OMG" back in 1917 in a letter to Winston Churchill. The recently-discovered letter below—written by a guy called Lord Fisher—is now the first known document containing the popular initialism. Now if anyone ever tries to call you out on using teen speak, just tell 'em "OMG" was good enough for Winston Churchill. Take that, UNIVERSE. (And tnx, Lord Fisher!!! ILY!)

[via Buzzfeed]

Topics: Life
Tags: history, language, news, abbreviations, initialisms

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