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The origins of O.K.
06-26-2019, 07:05 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Just an interesting bit of history on where the ever-popular O.K. came from.

Quote:It wasn't as strange as it might seem for the author to coin OK as an abbreviation for "all correct." There was a fashion then for playful abbreviations like i.s.b.d (it shall be done), r.t.b.s (remains to be seen), and s.p. (small potatoes). They were the early ancestors of OMG, LOL, and tl;dr. A twist on the trend was to base the abbreviations on alternate spellings or misspellings, so "no go" was k.g. (know go) and "all right" was o.w. (oll write). So it wasn't so surprising for someone come up with o.k. for oll korrect. What is surprising is that it ended up sticking around for so long while the other abbreviations faded away.

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I always assumed it came from here:

Quote:Scots - och aye
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06-26-2019, 07:27 PM #2
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(06-26-2019, 07:05 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Just an interesting bit of history on where the ever-popular O.K. came from.

Quote:It wasn't as strange as it might seem for the author to coin OK as an abbreviation for "all correct." There was a fashion then for playful abbreviations like i.s.b.d (it shall be done), r.t.b.s (remains to be seen), and s.p. (small potatoes). They were the early ancestors of OMG, LOL, and tl;dr. A twist on the trend was to base the abbreviations on alternate spellings or misspellings, so "no go" was k.g. (know go) and "all right" was o.w. (oll write). So it wasn't so surprising for someone come up with o.k. for oll korrect. What is surprising is that it ended up sticking around for so long while the other abbreviations faded away.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-...ket-newtab

I always assumed it came from here:

Quote:Scots - och aye
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I thought it came from "Old Kinderhook"!
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06-26-2019, 09:29 PM #3
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06-27-2019, 07:34 AM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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O.K. I will try to produce an image of O.K.

Is this what you meant?

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06-27-2019, 01:33 PM #5
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