Forum » Off-Topic » Off-Topic Discussions » What is OK short for?

What is OK short for?

  • hi
      May 17, 2017 9:35 PM BST
    0
  • [blockquote class='siteforum_icon_quote']Emma Wise said: The most popular theory is that OK comes from ‘oll korrect’, a deliberately misspelled writing of ‘all correct’. It was popularised in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect. Legend also has it that New York Democrats later adopted the abbreviation to promote their candidate Martin Van Buren – the initials ‘OK’ were derived from his nickname, Old Kinderhook.[/blockquote]

    testing reply
      November 20, 2016 1:09 PM GMT
    1
  • Test reply
      May 30, 2016 1:35 PM BST
    0
  • i don't agree
      February 9, 2016 5:25 PM GMT
    0
  • The most popular theory is that OK comes from ‘oll korrect’, a deliberately misspelled writing of ‘all correct’. It was popularised in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect. Legend also has it that New York Democrats later adopted the abbreviation to promote their candidate Martin Van Buren – the initials ‘OK’ were derived from his nickname, Old Kinderhook.
    Emma Wise
      January 14, 2016 4:05 AM GMT
    0