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16 Oct 09 | Re: The adaptable G

The advantage of using the acronym OMG when talking to fourteen-year-olds on the internet is that it’s very adaptable. I believe the G usually stands for God, but if you’re talking to someone of milder sensibilities, or if the event you’re reacting to doesn’t quite warrant the full OMG treatment, it could equally stand for Gosh or Goodness, or Godfathers, or at a push Golly-Gosh or even Giddy-Aunt. It’s sort of self-regulating, because the meaning depends on the reader as well as the writer. I think of it as yet another convenient interactive element of this fine information superhighway. Very handy.

Posted by REGINA FALANGE at 08:16

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