OMG

See also: omg, O.M.G., and O. M. G.

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

An abbreviation of oh my God, although sometimes glossed using minced oaths to avoid offense. In its first attestation, also intended as a punning reference to the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.[1][2]

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OMG

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) Oh my God as an exclamation of excitement, surprise, shock, &c.
    "OMG, I just won tickets to a concert! Today is the best day ever!"
    "...and then he said I was ugly, so I punched him in the face." — "OMG, really?"
    "...and then I found out my fish died." "OMG, I'm so sorry to hear that."
  2. (computing) Initialism of Object Management Group.

Usage notesEdit

Due to its invocation of God, OMG may be considered offensive by some, although this can be minimized by a claim that one intends a minced oath such as oh my gosh or oh my goodness.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OMG, int. (and n.) and adj." in the Oxford English Dictionary (2011), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "Letter to Churchill May Contain First OMG" in the New Yorker (August 2012).

FrenchEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

ItalianEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

SpanishEdit

InitialismEdit

OMG

  1. Alternative form of OGM

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

OMG

  1. (Internet, slang) Abbreviation of omogen (immature)
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