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