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First Example of OMG Found in Letter to Churchill

This jewel of a letter reveals the first usage of the now-ubiquitous OMG.


Winston Churchill, cigar in hand, seated in the cabinet room.

It's 1917 and Winston Churchill receives a letter from Lord Fisher.


It contains the earliest example of OMG (Oh My God). Did the toffs invent text speak? WTF! (Winston Talks French!)


Fisher was an admiral and naval innovator, who began World War I as First Sea Lord but resigned in 1915.


By 1917, his naval career was over. Here’s the letter:

 

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