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Expression ‘OMG’ found in letter from 1917

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Aug 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-08 22:00:41-04

OMG!

Those three letters used together are often seen in text messages and online.

But the modern day abbreviation of the expression ‘Oh, my God’ is a lot older than you think.

It may have appeared in the English language as early as 1917.

A letter from a British admiral to Winston Churchill reads OMG and has its meaning right beside it.

The admiral was expressing his excitement about a new order of knighthood.