"OK" has frequently turned up as a loanword in many other languages. ....
Arguments for a more Southern origin for the word note the tendency of English
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aug 5, 2010 ... up vote 50 down vote favorite. 8. I've heard lots of varying histories of the term "
OK". Is there any evidence of the true origin of the term?
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 ...
Mar 22, 2014 ... The word "OK" is one of America's most popular cultural exports, squeezing ... It
has almost as many origin stories as connotations, but linguists ...
Oct 29, 2010 ... Theories abound,but Allan Metcalf believes knows the only origin of the word "OK
" that really holds water.