Announcement: a new expression of horror, etc.

Thank you, Laurence Tribe, for answering my desperate call for a new letter group expression other than OMG.

It’s not that I’m getting tired of OMG. It’s that OMG is sort of wearing out its punch. (Read Paul Tillich, although I can’t remember in which of his books I read about epiphanic expressions–religious, in his case–losing their power to thrill after years of ritualistic repetition.)

So, how excited did I get when Laurence Tribe, constitutional scholar and Harvard Law prof, used this in a tweet: “OMFG”?

If it works for him, it works for me.

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