According to Dictionary, these words with every people are very familiar but you may not know clearly its interesting history. Have you ever wondered that when it occurred? Let’s see, it will make you surprise.
The acronym LOL existed long before chatrooms and text messaging. In the 1960s this initialism emerged in the US meaning “little old lady.” The internet sense, which dates back to the late ‘80s, has no connection to petite elderly women. When people first evoked the “laugh out loud” sense of LOL, they likely were laughing, if not out loud, then silently. However, over the last several years LOL has evolved. Now it can be used as a marker of empathy, even when nothing guffaw-worthy has occurred.
The first citation of OMG in the Oxford English Dictionary appears in a 1917 letter from the British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill. He writes, “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis–O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)–Shower it on the Admiralty!!” The fact that Fisher, who was 76 at the time, defines OMG in his letter suggests that he thought Churchill might be unfamiliar with the term.
3. Little Black Dress
While the little black dress, also known as the LBD, might seem like a concept concocted by female television characters of the 1990s, little black dress and little black frock date back to the 1800s. An early appearance of a simple black dress in a classic style appropriate to wear to a wide range of social functions is from Henry James’s 1881 The Portrait of a Lady. Referring to the character Pansy, he writes: “She wears a little black dress; she looks so charming.”
Though the term of endearment hubby might sound relatively new, it’s been around since the 1680s, at least. The earliest recorded citation appears in Edward Ravenscroft’s play The London Cuckolds. The term wifey, sometimes spelled wifie, is also older than you might suspect. It dates to the late 1700s and appears in the poetry of Robert Burns.
While the term punk surged in the 1970s, it first surfaced in English in the late 1500s. Upon first entering the language punk referred to a lady of the night, though this sense, along with other vulgar senses, has since fallen out of use. By the turn of the 20th century punk could refer to a worthless person. In the 1920s, punk referred to an amateur or inexperienced youth, which ultimately led to the handmade, do-it-yourself sensibilities celebrated in the punk rock movement.