What does OMG mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

OMG Meaning

OMG stands for Oh My God.

OMG is an internet slang initialism that conveys excitement, annoyance, or disbelief.

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How is OMG used? Use Cases & Examples

Another milliennial expression, OMG burst on the digital scene with the advent of texting. This slang expression is a catch-all exclamation to use in response to anything that is thrilling or aggravating or unbelievable or disgusting. This initialism also covers the meaning Oh My Gosh.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term OMG:

-We saw Neve Campbell filming on the Riverwalk!
-omg no you didn’t

-My little brother’s having a sleepover for his birthday (scream)
-OMG, don’t worry you can stay at my house

-Jeremiah asked me to prom!!!!!
-OMG!!!!!

-Fifi just hurled on your new sneakers
-omg noooo

How to Identify if your child is using the OMG slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term OMG is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the OMG slang word

The much-loved slang expression OMG has been overused to the point that the image of a squealing teenaged girl comes to mind immediately when you see it. While this term is common in describing emotions, its lack of specificity and overuse have weakened its force as an exclamation. To express oneself clearly and effectively is an excellent communications goal for your teenager, and the slang term OMG can be used as a springboard for discussing this goal.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teen about the slang intialism OMG:

  • What are more current or specific slang terms that express excitement?
  • What’s the funniest OMG meme you’ve seen?
  • Describe the image you have of someone who says OMG constantly.
  • It’s so easy to fall into the habit of saying OMG because we hear it all the time. How can you break the habit?

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