Lord Fisher Coined ‘OMG’ in 1917

The expression OMG as an abbreviation for “Oh my God” first occurred in 1917 letter Lord Fisher, the admiral of the British navy, wrote to Winston Churchill, then a member of parliament, during World War I, the Anorak has uncovered. OMG!

The utterance appears to reflect Fisher’s belief that the Brits could easily overpower the Germans at sea.

Here’s the letter:

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