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Text Messaging Turns 20-Years-Old, But 'OMG' is 95?!?

Dec 4, 2012

As the always charismatic Brian Williams points out in this video from the December 3, 2012 NBC Nightly News broadcast, the first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992. So let's take a moment to wish text messaging a happy 20th birthday! Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news,world news, andnews about the economy.

While text messaging itself is still relatively young (not even old enough to buy alcohol in the U.S.) a popular bit of text-ese, OMG, was actually first coined over 90 years ago by British Admiral Lord Fisher in a letter to Winston Churchill.