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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


OMG, it's now official

The abbreviation for Oh my God! has passed the Oxford English Dictionary test, and is now an official word.

And so are LOL (laughing out loud), IMHO (in my humble opinion), and BFF (best friends forever).

One would imagine that the internet has a lot to answer for.  However, the OED relates that the first confirmed use of OMG was in 1917.

The update also includes "flat white" (a way to take your coffee that was invented in New Zealand, I believe), and "muffin top."

Muffin top?  Apparently, it is the unpleasant roll of flesh that forms over the waistband or hipband of an overly tight pair of pants.


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