Greek comedy of the 5th century b.c., which derived from fertility rites in honor of Dionysus and combined robust humor with biting personal and political satire.
Words That Are Older Than You ThinkThe first citation of "OMG" in the Oxford English Dictionary appears in a 1917 letter from the British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill.
Origin of Old Comedy
First recorded in 1840–50
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