Source: http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/omg-and-lo ... ry-4086974They have long been a feature of text messages and now the abbreviations OMG and LOL have been recognised in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The abbreviation for Oh My God (OMG) and Laughing Out Loud (LOL) are joined by FYI (For Your Information), IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) and Wag (Wives and girlfriends) as new entries in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary Online.
The dictionary says that the first quotation for OMG is from a personal letter from 1917 while LOL was first used in 1960 but denoted Little Old Lady.
The rise of the term Wag follows a report in a newspaper that the staff at the England football team's World Cup training camp referred to the players' wives collectively as Wags.
It has since become a popular term used in the media.
Also for the first time in the dictionary is flat white, explained as "a style of espresso drink with finely textured foamed milk", banh mi (also known as a Vietnamese sandwich); taquito (a crisp-fried snack); and kleftiko (a Greek dish of slow cooked lamb).
The debate: Do you think this is right? I don't. They are acrynoms not words! It is sad day for english...