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@Shavkat (46634)
Philippines
September 16, 2012 10:44pm CST
...GOD!" A common expression that we uttered, when we feel: anxious, surprise, frustrate, desperate, amaze, scare, and among other adjectives. The abbreviation of this statement usually used as OMG with an exclamation point. If I were a philosopher, I may say, "It is our God!" Since the use of "my" is a possessive noun. On the other hand, "Do you think that using this expression is like cursing?or a wrongful usage?"
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@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
17 Sep 12
Most of the time I find nothing wrong with this expression. The only strange thing for me is that it is also used by people who don't even believe in God.
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@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
14 Nov 12
hi, actually i used that expression sometimes especially when i am surprise and scare by someone,maybe it because its only an expression that is why people or even me didn't check if that expression is a correct in English Grammar or maybe coped only to other people.
@Shavkat (46634)
• Philippines
14 Nov 12
You are right, the phrasal statement is used to be an expression. Probably it was connected to slang or street words. Thanks for sharing.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
19 Sep 12
I don't think it is wrong, nor offensive, though it may offend some! To me it's more like superstition, to 'fear' using it. I think it is a spontaneous expression and reaction and why should we suppress it, I think of it as a good 'knowing' deep within.. that even those who do not so much believe in Him, still will exclaim it.. And in that case the pronoun is 'my'! - A child I baby sit used to say "oh by God!" I loved it! thought it was so cute and actually another right expression.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Ever since I realized that it's not a good expression I changed it to Oh my gosh instead of Oh my God because I think saying gosh is not bad.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
19 Sep 12
Yes, it is taking the Lord's name in vain (lightly, not reverently).
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
19 Sep 12
I have never thought of using the term Oh my God! As being a way of swearing. The reason that I don't think of it as being a way of swearing is because of the fact that this is not a term that I will typically use when I am angry. On the other hand, I will never, ever find myself saying G__ Damn it! The reason that I won't use that term is because of the fact that I've always thought of that term as being just as bad or worse than using swear words.
18 Sep 12
In my own opinion "OMG" to be used as an expression of what our feelings is not good. When we call the name of God we should used it with reverence and respect because it is sacred and not just any other ordinary words to express what is in us like when we are scared, surprised, frustrated , amazed or any other desires. It would be great if we used the name of God to Praise and adore Him in all His blessing and thanking His unconditional love for us.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
17 Sep 12
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. James 5:12 ESV
@Pegasus72 (1904)
17 Sep 12
Depends on how it is used in a sentence but for the most part I take it as swearing. Saying my God is just saying that he is my Savior, as I am his. Kids today swear way too much as do most tv shows, and movies.
@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I think it is basically used as an expression of surprise and shock. I doubt it is used as anything to do with god in general. It has the same impact as saying holy sh!t. Not much difference. Its like if you're surprised at something or shock at something. Nothing more.
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I've become much more conscious of God in the past ten years and altered my behavior. I would not want someone using my name or my child's name as a curse or casual exclamation so I'm extending Him the same courtesy. I've trained myself to say "good grief" or "Oh my gosh!" rather than using God's name. It's really not that hard. I do occasionally print OMG but I truly mean it and it expresses an appeal to God to protect that person I'm responding to or bless them in some way. I do think people are using "omg" both written and spoken thoughtlessly and God's name has become something that is used with no meaning. That's sad to me but I used to do it myself so I can't criticize, only try to set an example.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
17 Sep 12
Probably more in the league of using the name of God in vain. I don't use this expression though, it's not a conscientious decision, it's just in the way I have been brought up I guess.
@yanzalong (8660)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 12
If you know where and when you use it, that does not really matter. Any expression--good or bad--is part of human life. Cursing is an expression of anger and it would be appropriate if you know the situation. A good dictionary usually has markings for each word so that users will know when to use the words or expressions.
@urbandekay (18314)
17 Sep 12
I think it is offensive all the best urban
• Canada
17 Sep 12
It not cursing at all, only God know where person is at!
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
That's true. One of the commandments say, Though shall not put the name of the Lord in vain. And when we say that OMG for for word, we are putting His name in vain. So now, i would just say Oh My!
@rubyroy (824)
• India
17 Sep 12
When you use this expression in sincerity and truth ,it is not a curse,Call and remember your maker in all your ways and never take his name in vain.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Yes it is against what God said in His word. But some become common expression when speaking or surprise situation. Even some used Jesus Christ as common expression... for me it is not necessary.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Sep 12
Many person expressions are common and most of the time they use same word like Ohh my God and in hindi bap re means they call father if some problems are creates.
17 Sep 12
Hello my friend, greetings. Yes, this word "omg" has become so popular that it was added anew in a dictionary. I can only speak for myself. I only used the word in my prayers and supplications as well as in my praises and worship or anything in my relationship with my God.