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OK denotes approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "OK", as an .... Arguments for a more Southern origin for the word note the tendency of English to adopt loan words i...

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

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The only other theory with at least a degree of plausibility is that the term originated among Black slaves of West African origin, and represents a word meaning ...

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 ... the author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, ...

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

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Mar 16, 2014 ... Word up! Next Sunday, March 23rd, is the 175th anniversary of the ... And finally, the most famous OK origin story was reinforced in the 2012 ...

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

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Aug 5, 2010 ... up vote 52 down vote favorite. 10. I've heard lots of varying histories of the term " OK". Is there any evidence of the true origin of the term?

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

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Nov 11, 2014 ... Others have suggested it came from a word in the Wolof language of ... “Allen Walker Read's findings about the origin of 'OK' as a jocular ...

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

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Mar 22, 2014 ... The word "OK" is one of America's most popular cultural exports, ... many origin stories as connotations, but linguists generally agree the word ...

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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In the case of O.K., the abbreviation is of "oll korrect." ... Van Buren lost, the word stuck, in part because it filled a need for a quick way to write an approval on a ...

Where did the word OK come from and what does it actually mean?

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Jul 6, 2015 ... But where did that term come from? What did it first mean? This interesting word breakdown from Arika Okrent dives into the real origin of OK ...

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How the WordOK” 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 ...

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

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Mar 21, 2014 ... While OK became part of the popular lexicon, its origins were ... President Woodrow Wilson thought it evolved from a Choctaw word that he ...

How 'OK' took over the world - BBC News - BBC.com

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Feb 18, 2011 ... So how did the word "OK" conquer the world? ... Image caption OK is everywhere , used every day ... Its true origin was gradually forgotten. OK ...