the British expeditionary force to France in 1914
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.
Word Origin for Old Contemptibles
so named from the Kaiser's alleged reference to them as a ``contemptible little army''
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