The word ‘OK’ pops up in our day-to-day communication, yet we know little about its origin… It’s about time we pay our respect to this word by knowing about it. Without further ado, here are some of the interesting tidbits you should know about the word ‘OK’.
Allen Walker Read researched the origin of the Word ‘OK’.
Boston Newspaper first used the ‘o.k.’, it was a shorthand for the word Oll Korrect.
Martin Van Buren was known as Old Kinderhook as he was from Kinderhook, to gain more publicity and drive the press, he started a Democratic OK Club.
Okay never died down as it kept getting used in one form or the other throughout the history.
Telegraph operators started using Okay as a convenient word compared to ‘message received’ or even ‘success’.
Okay got added to the Slang dictionary in 1864 under the vulgar section. It meant ‘must be on the square and all things done in order’.
Now new words inspired by Okay are making it to the Oxford dictionary, latest one being ‘Mkay’.