We all use them. They are amongst the most common phrases of the technological age used in text messages and BBMs the world over. However, “OMG” is nearly a hundred years old. The first instance of its use, that can be found, was by British admiral John Arbutnot Fisher who first penned the acronym in a letter to Winston Churchill way back in 1917. He used it in a letter to the famous war-time Prime Minister regarding World War I newspaper headlines.
Iwas reading through status’ on Facebook the other day when I came across this poem supposedly written by a man who had died in the geriatric ward of an Australian hospital. I have no idea if this is true or whether it is just one of those internet legends that do the rounds from time to time. The story goes that a nurse was asked to clear out his room after he had passed away and she came across this written on a piece of paper. She showed it around the hospital and the quality and content so impressed the staff that someone copied it. Next thing you know someone posted it online and the poem went global.