I can’t say I’m surprised by this, but it’s still a tad weird:
“OMG!” she said, quickly backing up and heading into the other available stall. Her peroxide blonde hair about stood on end, I imagine, from the sound of her voice. Whatever was in that stall was likely disgusting.
I don’t really care.
What I couldn’t get past was hearing someone speak the letters “O” and “M” and “G”, a text messaging abbreviation, instead of the actual words. We have, oh joyous day, come to a place in the demise of the English language in which we save on syllables by speaking the nonsensical abbreviations we used to save on text characters.
In fact, it’s worse than that: we’re not even saving on syllables. “OMG” takes precisely three, as does the phrase for which it stands. And certain phrases “WTF” comes immediately to mind actually take more syllables, IYKWIMAITYD.
And if I live to be a hundred, I’ll never quite understand 1174.