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#BBCtrending: Why is #oomf so popular on social media?

6 January 2014 Last updated at 09:51 GMT

There is an enigmatic hashtag - #oomf - that repeatedly trends on social network sites, and in particular Twitter.

It has been used more than 150 million times since it first came into being, in the spring of 2010.

But what does it mean? And why do people use it? #BBCTrending investigates.

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Produced by Dougal Shaw

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