The First Time the Acronym “O.M.G.” Was Used and the Etymology of Mattel’s “Barbie” and “Ken” Doll Names

The first time the acronym “OMG” was used in recorded history was by the British admiral Lord Fisher in 1917, which he wrote in a letter to Winston Churchill in reference to negative headlines about World War I. Ruth Handler who created Barbie, named Barbie after her daughter Barbra and named Ken after her son Kennith...

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