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message 1: by Knarik (new)

Knarik http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12...
"On 23 March 1839, OK was introduced to the world on the second page of the Boston Morning Post, in the midst of a long paragraph, as "o.k. (all correct)".
OK may have originated from a comical misspelling How this weak joke survived at all, instead of vanishing like its counterparts, is a matter of lucky coincidence involving the American presidential election of 1840."


message 2: by Suefly (new)

Suefly | 620 comments Okie dokie smokie


message 3: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
I always imagined it as okay twice.


message 4: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Okie dokey pomalokie.


message 5: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3401 comments Oklahoma is OK.


message 6: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Yeah it's not bad.


message 7: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments my french teacher told me ok came from au quai and meant that a ship was fully unloaded.


message 8: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) That makes sense to me. Are you au quai today?


message 9: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i'm trying not to harbor a grudge against the sun that won't commit.


message 10: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) It's quite committed where I am.


message 11: by Sally, la reina (last edited Feb 19, 2011 09:05AM) (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
"my french teacher told me ok came from au quai and meant that a ship was fully unloaded. "

I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Thank goodness for those Dutch!


message 12: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
What is okay in French? It sounds like Da-kor.


message 13: by Félix (last edited Feb 19, 2011 09:26AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) D'accord. I think it means "agreed." Or "of agreement."


message 14: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
Not: "to the Honda?"


message 15: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Le Honda D'Accord.


message 16: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) All righty then.


message 17: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24150 comments Mod
Sally wrote: "Not: "to the Honda?""

Ha! I believe "to the Honda" would be "à l'Accord."


message 18: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments My phone won't let me say "ok". My phone wants to change it to "okay". Bitchy phone.


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