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OK denotes approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "OK", as an ... Numerous explanations for the origin of the expression have been ...

What is the origin of the word 'OK'? | Oxford Dictionaries

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OK: those two little letters form a handy word that is recognized all around the world, but where did OK get its meaning? We explore the possibilities.

What's the Real Origin of "OK"? | Mental Floss

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Apr 11, 2013 ... There may be more stories about the origin of "OK" than there are uses for it: it comes from the Haitian port "Aux Cayes," from Louisiana French ...

The Birth of OK, 175 Years Ago - History in the Headlines - History.com

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Mar 21, 2014 ... OK reappeared in another Boston Morning Post article three days later, and it ... While OK became part of the popular lexicon, its origins were ...

Time for a little word history, OK? - CBS News

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Mar 16, 2014 ... O.K. is a pair of initials with a multitude of uses -- not to mention a number of ... And finally, the most famous OK origin story was reinforced in the ...

How 'OK' took over the world - BBC News

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Feb 18, 2011 ... Its true origin was gradually forgotten. OK used such familiar sounds that speakers of other languages, hearing it, could rethink it as an ...

etymology - Where did the term "OK/Okay" come from? - English ...

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Aug 5, 2010 ... ... "OK". Is there any evidence of the true origin of the term? .... This account of the origin of O. K. has been current in the South for many years.

Review of "OK," a history of a favorite American expression, by Allan ...

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Oct 29, 2010 ... Theories abound,but Allan Metcalf believes knows the only origin of the word "OK " that really holds water.

OK - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Probably further popularized by use as an election slogan by the O.K. Club, New York boosters of Democratic president Martin Van Buren's 1840 re-election bid, ...

Where did the word 'OK' come from? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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Mar 22, 2014 ... In honor of OK Day, here's a look at how this uniquely American acronym ... It has almost as many origin stories as connotations, but linguists ...

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What is the origin of the word 'OK'? - Oxford Dictionaries

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A more likely explanation is that the term originated as an abbreviation of orl korrekt , a jokey misspelling of 'all correct' which was current in the US in the 1830s.

How the Word “OK” Was Invented 175 Years Ago | Smart News ...

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Nov 6, 2014 ... OK first appeared as an abbreviation for “Oll Korrect,” printed in a satirical article about grammar, the Economist continues. The word's origins ...

OK, So Here's The Real Story Of Where 'OK' Comes From ...

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Nov 11, 2014 ... But a new article published in Smithsonian magazine maintains that OK has its origins in early 19th Century Boston—a time when it was trendy ...