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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/908523-Okay
Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#908523 added April 6, 2017 at 4:11pm
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"Okay"
"Okay"
- etymology -

The word "okay" most likely derives from New England slang abbreviations in the mid-1800s, particularly from Boston and New York. The popular trend was to take a simple two- or three-word phrase (e.g. "all correct"), deliberately misspell it ("oll korrect"), and abbreviate to two letters ("O.K.").


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