OMG! It Started in 1917 With a Letter to Churchill

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OMG! It Started in 1917 With a Letter to Churchill

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Let us now put down our smartphones to mark a peculiar anniversary. One hundred years ago, on Sept. 9, 1917, a retired admiral of the British navy fired off a letter to Winston Churchill, the future prime minister. The letter was shockingly prescient in one curious way: the admiral abbreviated “Oh my God!” in a most millennial fashion, as “OMG.”

So John Arbuthnot Fisher (Jacky to his friends), a septuagenarian who had served as the…

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