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Date: 11/14/13 05:21 PM

6 Responses to Earliest Known Use Of `OMG`? [Pic]

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    Link: Earliest Known Use Of `OMG`? - In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 2:52 am
    Winston replied: `My dear Lord Fisher, WTF?`
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    aliyahg1979 Female 30-39
    254 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 6:19 am
    this looks like an olde ye text message lol
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2013 at 7:59 am
    Date formatting at bottom gives away the shenanigans of this one.

    Any review of old letters, census records, or newspapers show that type of date formatting was not used till much later. Plus any educated gentleman does not place the date at the bottom, it goes at the top right... and im a complete slob and know that one.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

    flying_ltj,

    Both the Churchill Centre and the Smithsonian have reproduced this note without questioning its authenticity.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
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    November 15, 2013 at 9:22 am
    @flying_Itj, "Any review of old letters, census records, or newspapers show that type of date formatting was not used till much later."

    You mean the format DD/MM/YY? My understanding is the UK adopted that format in the early 20th century. So it seems reasonable that someone might use that format at that time.

    Please feel free to elaborate if you have more details. You`ve piqued my curiosity.

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