'omg' Coined As Early As 1917

OMG: John Arbuthnot Fisher

By Devin Coldewey, NBCNews.com You may feel cool and modern when you communicate with your friends in bits of jargon and acronyms - LOL, BTW, BRB and so on — but it may interest you to know that OMG may be older than your grandparents.

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