Antedating of "FOMO"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 2 15:48:22 UTC 2013

This cite is given in the Spring 2012 installment of "Among the New
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On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 4:54 AM, Hugo wrote:
> "FOMO" (ODO early 21st century; UD 30 June 2005)
> North Coast Journal, 12 August 2004:
> [Begin]
> "It's a great event; I feel like I have to go, since it's free for me. The real reason is this thing called FOMO; it's a disease, the Fear Of Missing Out syndrome," says Acacia. "She has to go to every festival," adds Erin, "and now she has me coming along."
> [End]

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