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Jeepers!

Just when you thought we twenty-first century types had invented everything, comes an announcement that one particular item is not so new.  In 1917, British Admiral Lord John “Jackie” Fisher sent a letter to Minister of Munitions Winston Churchill describing the German navy and ending it with the term “OMG.”  Yes!  That ubiquitous little trifecta of letters – which makes its rounds across emails, text messages, instant message and occasionally into verbal speech because some people are too damn lazy to talk right – is not as fresh off the keyboard as we’ve led ourselves to believe.  Damn!  Next thing we know we’ll find out someone had the idea for flying before the Wright Brothers!

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