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24 October 2012 @ 11:28 am
New neologism?  
When did "ERMAHGERD" replace "OMG", and why? Is it from something? (I admit to being really culturally illiterate.)

ETA: Thank you all. I will add http://knowyourmeme.com/ to my list of "check here before embarrassing yourself," along with http://wwww.snopes.com and http://lmgtfy.com/ .
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 24th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
It's not just you. I don't like it at all, at all.

I was okay with the Valley Girl variant, all those years ago (closer, in my memory, anyway, to OH-M'GAHHD), but this one irks me, now that I know its origin.
Jon Reid: Knightcrossfire on October 24th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yes...the Valley Girl variant was mostly making fun of a regionalism/dialect, rather than an impediment.

Incidentally, Valley Girls are still A Thing. Steve and I were shopping on Rodeo Drive a few months ago (okay. We weren't actually "shopping' so much as "walking into the stores and chatting with salespeople") and we actually encountered real live Valley Girls, who talked like that and all.