Winston Churchill object of first OMG of all time


Winston Churchill was subjected to the first OMG of all time, Buzzfeed speculates. He did not know that many more victims of the acronym would follow in his footsteps.

In a letter dated 1917 from Lord Fisher to “My Dear Winston,” which may or may not be credible, Fisher does the unthinkable and expands the acronym as if the meaning three letters in question was not utterly clear:

“I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the taps– O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)– Shower it on the Admiralty!!”

Now we know who to blame.



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Winston Churchill object of first OMG of all time

  1. It is unlikely that Lord Fisher was using the OMG as an exclamation in the modern way that we use it.

    The order of St. Michael and St. George is a British order of merit founded by George IV. The order consists of Companions, Kights, and Knights Grand Cross (of the order of St. Michaeal and St. George).

    The abbreviations for these oders are respectively: CMG, KCMG, GCMG. It was common to unnofficially refer to these abbreviations as “Call Me God, Kindly Call Me God, and God Calls Me God.”

    In his letter to Churchill, Lord Fisher was more likely expressing what the new unnoficial meaning of the acronyms would be, rather than exclaiming literally “oh my God.” I think we can still balme 14 year olds text messaging for this one.

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