Tag Archives: initialisms

‘OMG’

    MEANING   The exclamation OMG expresses astonishment, excitement, embarrassment, etc.     ORIGIN   It is from the initial letters of oh my God (the final element may sometimes represent gosh or goodness). This initialism is older than the Internet or even the Usenet (an early computer network established in 1980), since it is first found […]

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Buggins’ turn

     Buggins’ turn, or Buggins’s turn, is the principle of assigning an appointment to persons in rotation rather than according to merit. The earliest recorded use of this expression is in a letter written on 13th January 1901 by the British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher (1841-1920): Favouritism was the secret of our efficiency in […]

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