OMG, LOL and FYI Officially Enter The Oxford English Dictionary

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In case you haven’t heard, the downfall of civilization is proceeding full steam ahead now that “words” like OMG, LOL, FYI and the <3 emoticon have officially become part of the Oxford English Dictionary’s lexicon.

However, you’ll be happy to know that our youngest generations are not actually responsible for these terms. For example, the origins of OMG can be traced back to 1917, LOL got its start back in the ’60s as an abbreviation for “little old lady” and FYI was first used as corporate lingo back in 1941. As for <3, well I suppose we will have to credit that to the Twilight crowd.

(OED via Mashable)


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