ZOMG is a derivative of the Internet shorthand term for "Oh My God," OMG. The term is commonly used to express humorously overwrought excitement and as a way of mocking internet slang as a whole. It is most likely representative of carelessly pressing the left shift key to capitalize "OMG" and hitting the adjacent "Z" key in the process. Some claim that it is an acronym for "zealous oh my god", but this is most likely a backronym (i.e. invented after the term itself). ZOMG has appeared on various websites and message boards, often as part of trolling or attempts at wit. It is reasonably widespread today in the online anime and gaming communities, and is often used in its more ironic sense on internet pop-culture forums such as the IGN message boards.