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:

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Creative Social Branding

Creative Social BrandingLearn how to create social buzz for your brand! Starting November 24, the VP of content strategy at DBA will teach you how to speak and write to different audiences on social platforms, identify and engage with current trends and influencers, and build an excellent social strategy to amplify your numbers and rate engagement. Register now!