20 Aug 2012


It's one of the most common phrases of the modern technological age and is used by teenage girls across Britain and America, however, it seems O.M.G. is actually very 'last century'.
It has emerged that the British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher first penned the acronym in a letter to British wartime prime minister Winston Churchill as far back as 1917. More

OMG ...... 
A 5ft 2 inch woman took on a 7ft catfish .... and won.
Kirstin Hole, 20, landed the enormous catfish that weighed more than her at a staggering 120lbs in front of stunned boyfriend Lee Pollard, an expert angler himself whilst on a trip to Oakwood Park fishery in Norfolk. More

Surely I'm not the only one to see the funny side of this.
A man had to be helped out of a tree by firefighters after getting stuck trying to rescue his pet parrot.
The 32-year-old had scaled the tree but after climbing 50ft he found himself unable to get down. More

Favourite article of the week......
Organisers of a seaside sandcastle competition have been forced to plug the plug on the event after discovering the beach they were due to use does not have enough sand. More

Ouch!!!! That must have hurt.
For a free-range hen that has just laid an egg three times bigger than normal, Jessica looks surprisingly unruffled.
The egg weighs a hefty 6ozs - which is a staggering a quarter of a pound heavier than the average 2oz gram egg. More

It Disney seem like 20 years!
Julie and Jason Webb-Flint celebrated 20 years of marriage by reviewing their wedding vows - dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
The couple donned life size costumes and replaced the traditional wedding march with the Mickey Mouse club theme. 
All the guests turned up as Disney-themed characters – and even the Rev Richard Barron joined in as Friar Tuck. 
The couple’s sons Liam, 17, and Luke, 15, came as Donald Duck and Goofy, while other members of the wedding party dressed up as Daisy Duck, Woody from Toy Story, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, Shrek and Fiona, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White. More

Now that's what I call a dolls house ....... 
With its intricate detail, beautiful craftsmanship and 43 rooms, the owner of this 1920s replica dolls hotel will undoubtedly be the envy of other collectors.
The miniature marvel is the handiwork of talented Tim Hartnell of Soham, Cambridgeshire, a dolls house maker who has spent seven months creating the glitzy masterpiece.

Measuring 6ft wide by 48' deep and 8ft 6' high and inspired by 1920's hotels such as The Ritz the grand building boasts six floors with five staircases and each of the 80 windows has been specially hand-made to get the big panes and for the glazing in the revolving entrance door. More


Claudine G. said...

I rarely use OMG, so I must be pre-last century. (And I also rarely use 'LOL' ... so I must be from another planet entirely.)

But ouch, for sure, for that amazing hen! I'm pleased Kirstin caught that catfish. Now she'll get to show off to her boyfriend for a long time to come.

DMS said...

Fascinating to learn OMG has been around for so long. Not enought sand for a competition- crazy! I think the dollhouse might be nicer than my house (well, it is nicer- I just can't fit in it). And that egg- WOW or should I say OMG.


anilkurup said...

OMG, what a Cat fish!!!!
And the doll house!
The 60 oz egg pales into insignificance when compared to the cat fish.

John McElveen said...

LOVE IT!!! Thanks my FRIEND!!! What a Fish--and what a SLUT Chicken!!!

Hope this finds you well!


Kelly said...

Okay...you know I love to fish, but that catfish is almost scary!! It looks a bit different from the kinds we have.

LOVE the dollhouse and enjoyed seeing the inside, too. I've always been fascinated by miniatures.

GMR said...

OMG. Really? That old? Gee, I feel behind. *-* In other comments, that is one BIG fish!

Suko said...

I try not to use OMG, even when it's called for. Those fish (and that egg) are ridiculously large, and coincidentally, I've been watching a bit of Shark week on TV (and scaring myself a bit). That Disney family really takes the cake, and I adore the beautiful doll house and miniature furnishings. Happy Monday, Petty!

fiction-books said...


I try not to use LOL OMG IMHO etc. etc. but these days it is very difficult not to and very easy to get sucked into the abbreviations.

Even though Churchill was not 'as pure as the driven snow', I still cannot imagine him answering an abbreviation in a reciprocal fashion.

Thanks for the quirky news round-up, it has left me smiling and feeling happy.

My friend has just hatched her own chicks, with a view to rearing them as layers, so I am sure she would be astounded to think that she might get results like those!!

My husband and I are both committed 'Disneyphiles', but even I cannot imagine us going to such lengths as your couple, in fact I think that Dave would be horrified if I arrived home with those costumes!!


Great post.


Jeannie said...

Lots of interesting tidbits today!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I was going to say poor fish until I saw that egg... Poor chicken! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I didn't know OMG was that old. I never use the phrase--the only abbreviation/acronym I use often is LOL. And BTW, sometimes.

That dollhouse is amazing. It sounds so elaborate!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I didn't know the phrase OMG was so old. That's very intersting. And a Disney wedding?! That would be awesome! I know someone that let people know when to get up and get food at their wedding reception by playing varioud Disney songs. :)


Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh my god! Look at that catfish! And if only that was a golden egg... *sigh* Great stories.

Alexia561 said...

Another great collection of stories! And OMG, look at the size of that fish! :o

Love the dollhouse! I always wanted a dollhouse, but it simply was not to be. Now that I'm old enough to buy one myself, it's just not the same...

naida said...

oh my gosh, that catfish is huge!!! why is she hugging it? lol
ouch about that egg!
And cool dollhouse.

Alyce said...

I loved seeing that history of OMG! :) I have to wonder how many yolks are in that egg!

chitra said...

The egg story is fascinating and holding the catfish one was scary..OMG. Can't go near such things

So many books, so little time said...

I am guilty of using OMG and LOL sometimes, I have no shame though if I like a word I don't mind if it is out dated or not.

I do love coming home from a crap day and seeing your posts like this (and your furbabies, I see so many blogs that you forget which animals are from where).

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Jenners said...

OMG that egg! Ouch.

And I'd LOVE to see that dollhouse in person. It looks amazing. I love dollhouses and all the tiny furniture.