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“OMG” abbreviation first used in 1917

Monday - November 11, 2019 4:31 pm , Category : Fun Facts


WTN- Use if ‘OMG’, Abbreviation of ‘Oh My God’ is not very ancient. Recorded evidences revels that this OMG was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill by John Fisher, a naval innovator.

Seen very common now a days this ubiquitous texting abbreviation OMG was first used in 1917. John Fisher, known as “Jacky,” was an admiral who served as head of the British Navy during World War 1.
On Sept. 9, 1917, John, a retired admiral of the British navy fired off this letter to Winston Churchill, the future prime minister.

In his letter,  Fisher complained to the much younger Churchill, about Britain’s cautious naval strategy against Germany. The tone was this letter was very sarcastic. At the closing remark of this letter, he wrote, “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis—O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)—Shower it on the Admiralty!!”

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