TUESDAY TRIVIA: Earliest Use of ‘OMG’

A common digital shorthand used today is ‘OMG.’

When was the use of “OMG” first recorded?

According to the Atlantic, what might be the earliest use of “OMG” appeared in a letter to the then-member of Parliament Winston Churchill. In 1917, British Navy Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher wrote to Churchill about rumors of new titles that would soon be bestowed. “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis,” he wrote. “O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)—Shower it on the Admiralty!”

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