Press: Oh my God! Is it pop culture or blasphemy? - HC
"'Oh my God!'
The expression, once considered taboo in polite conversation, has become as commonplace as 'that's cool' or 'see you later' in American parlance. The acronym, OMG, is nearly as ubiquitous. Room-chatters rely on it, so do text-messagers. The search engine Yahoo now uses OMG as the name of a gossip-alert service.
It's a sign of a free-speech society, right? Say what you want when you want. But for many, the omnipresent phrase sounds like a sinful swipe at the Almighty. Or at least another iceberg of disrespect cracking away from the ice cap of civility."