28/11/2012 05:56 GMT | Updated 28/01/2013 05:12 GMT

Letter To Winston Churchill Contains First 'OMG'

The first use of the text speak phrase OMG ('oh my God') has been discovered - in a letter to Sir Winston Churchill.

A letter published by the US Library of Congress from Admiral John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher to Churchill sent in 1917 contains the phrase.

It is used in reference to some "utterly [upsetting]" headlines.

"O.M.G (Oh! My! God!)-- Shower it on the Admiralty!!" wrote Fisher.

It was first re-published by Letters of Note.

Take a look, below.