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Earliest Known Use Of `OMG`? [Pic]

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Earliest Known Use Of `OMG`? [Pic]. In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill.
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pazerlenis
Male, 40-49, Western US
 975 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 9:22:44 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.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5185 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 8:36:20 AM

flying_ltj,

Both the Churchill Centre and the Smithsonian have reproduced this note without questioning its authenticity.

flying_ltj
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 340 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 7:59:33 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.

aliyahg1979
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 245 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 6:19:11 AM
this looks like an olde ye text message lol

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6049 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 2:52:41 AM
Winston replied: 'My dear Lord Fisher, WTF?`

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