Interesting short article about the use of the expression “Oh my God”. The one point that the articles misses is that “OMG” is problematic not only because it invokes God at inappropriate times, but also because it suggests that God belongs to individuals and that your god may be different from my God (hints of polytheism).
“Oh my God!
”The expression, once considered taboo in polite conversation, has become as commonplace as “that’s cool” or “see you later” in American parlance. The acronym, OMG, is nearly as ubiquitous. Room-chatters rely on it; so do text-messagers. The search engine Yahoo now uses OMG as the name of a gossip-alert service.
But for many, the omnipresent phrase sounds like a sinful swipe at the Almighty. Or at least another iceberg of disrespect cracking away from the ice cap of civility.
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