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OMG = Meme?

Last posted Jul 23, 2010 at 11:34PM EDT. Added Jul 20, 2010 at 10:16PM EDT
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The term “OMG”, could it possibly be an Internet Speak meme? The origin is very spotty, but I’m almost certain this originated on the Internet.
(Note: I realize this has been submitted and deadpooled, but I am attempting to make an entry that is not a joke)

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Is this worthy of an entry and could I get some help?

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:16PM EDT

Alright. I’ll make an entry. I need editors. Can anyone help?

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:35PM EDT

Problems:
“Oh my god” is nothing new. Its been used way before the internet (in other media or in conversations), and the way it is used on the internet is more or less the same.

Support:
OMG is the precursor and the theme of many memes.

In my opinion, its worth documenting. But don’t be too hopeful that it’ll get confirmed. Or even stay in submissions.

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:39PM EDT
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Alright. I’ll add some pictures, but I still need some editors.

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:43PM EDT

Check your wall and your article. once again, I would like to help edit.

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:49PM EDT
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Ok. Thanks.

Jul 20, 2010 at 10:51PM EDT

As always, HT, I’m available as an editor for your entries.

Jul 20, 2010 at 11:03PM EDT
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Alright, thanks. I’ll add you, you can work on it when you get to it. No rush.

Jul 20, 2010 at 11:05PM EDT

What about ZOMG!!!

Jul 21, 2010 at 01:09AM EDT

@Sweatie Killer

Do you think that should be added into that article? I already have a few variants such as OMGWTFBBQ. Also, would you like to help out with it a bit?

Jul 21, 2010 at 01:32AM EDT

^I already noted ZOMG (Sorry Sweatie, I ninja’d you).

I added any info at the top of my head, and edited it to make it look/sound better.

However, I haven’t done any research. I apologize for that- I have a few entries on my plate, and will definitely get around to OMG.

Jul 21, 2010 at 01:35AM EDT
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@Ogreenworld
It’s fine, I need to do some work on GTFO and on some IRL stuff.

@Sweatie Killer
Thanks again for the input.

Jul 21, 2010 at 01:40AM EDT

@Ogreenworld

Ninjas..

edit

“Also, would you like to help out with it a bit?”

Sure, but I aint not no english smart thing.

“best if I did not.”

Last edited Jul 21, 2010 at 11:06AM EDT
Jul 21, 2010 at 06:16AM EDT

I’d edit, but thats just because i’m desperate

Jul 21, 2010 at 10:14AM EDT

The main problem I see here is that if OMG is a meme, LOL is a meme, and so on.

SOLUTION: Make a blanket entry for Memetic Acronyms.

Jul 22, 2010 at 04:59PM EDT
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But lol is a meme..

Jul 22, 2010 at 10:58PM EDT

If you look at the entry, you guys will see that I made a giant rant in the comments.

I’m just putting that out there… so my efforts won’t have gone to waste…

Jul 22, 2010 at 11:15PM EDT
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My BFF Jill went OMG before she LOL.

ROFLCOPTER!

I’d say yes, OMG is a meme.

@Jack: good idea, get to it = )

Jul 23, 2010 at 11:34PM EDT
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