But What About Okay. I've always wondered what O.K stood for. DID THU KNOW --. During historic civil wars. when treeps returned without any casualties, a writin
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But What About Okay

I've always wondered what O.K stood for

DID THU KNOW --.
During historic civil wars. when treeps returned without any casualties,
a writing was put up we all can see, which read
o Killed",
Fran": have we get the "Elli." which means all is good.
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#121 - anonymous (04/02/2013) [-]
Just another story I heard, in school. Not sure of real:

Pilotes have a code to communicate with control towers. Because complete words can be difficult in the event of noise on the radar, the use the Nato alphabet, but also certain letter combinations for fixed expressions. All Clear couldn't be abbreviated to AC, as that would lead to confusion with several other expressions. The phonetic O and K were generally received, and now stand for "All Clear", the required code that's needed before takeoff or landing.
#120 - anonymous (03/31/2013) [-]
Really? I thought it was from the roman English.
User avatar #114 - dutchbag (03/27/2013) [-]
It's probably from Martin van Buren's nickname, although I like this explanation.
#111 - felixjarl ONLINE (03/27/2013) [-]
#110 - bingbongbrothers (03/27/2013) [-]
Isn't the actual word "okay" though...
Isn't the actual word "okay" though...
#109 - penguinsarecool (03/27/2013) [-]
Silver Linings Playbook lied to me. Or is it the OP, the ****** ?
#108 - yodaddysofat ONLINE (03/27/2013) [-]
you know.........just this morning I was thinking: where the 						****					 did  O.K come from.....then suddenly BAM I visit FJ and all my questions were answered.   
   
   
   
   
   
i'm so full of 						****
you know.........just this morning I was thinking: where the **** did O.K come from.....then suddenly BAM I visit FJ and all my questions were answered.





i'm so full of ****
#107 - buttsteak (03/27/2013) [-]
I always thought that it was to do with an american in the 1800's called Obadiah Kenedy who would sign his initials on important papers to show that everything was all fine and dandy. But last time i looked into it there was several different back stories.
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#103 - Ottovan (03/27/2013) [-]
"11million K"
#102 - Mozzak (03/27/2013) [-]
Actually no.

OK is short for Orl Korrekt, a common misspelling in the early 1800's.
The second possibility is that the it's originating from Greek "Ola Kala" which means "It is good". But it for sure doesn't have anything to do with 0 killed.
User avatar #105 to #102 - biscuitsunited (03/27/2013) [-]
Actually, the history of the word is the bases of common debate, as there are several suspected origins.
User avatar #119 to #105 - Mozzak (03/28/2013) [-]
And 0 killed is none of them, I assure you.
#101 - senhortobias (03/27/2013) [-]
its oll korrect
#100 - tannerb (03/27/2013) [-]
There are several theories on where the phrase came from but this is the only one that has no evidence to back it. OP you are spreading ******** .
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/ok--85357622/115551.html
#99 - chism (03/27/2013) [-]
it comes from president van buren, he was nicknamed old something and he would sign **** O.K, then they had approval. "was it O.Ked?"
User avatar #98 - moustachefingers (03/27/2013) [-]
Ok.
#97 - galkawhm ONLINE (03/27/2013) [-]
Ok
User avatar #92 - cadaverbox (03/27/2013) [-]
Out Knock
#88 - saladtongsofdeath (03/27/2013) [-]
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wait....so what did they use instead of "ok"?
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User avatar #94 to #88 - finalkai (03/27/2013) [-]
okay
User avatar #91 to #88 - cadaverbox (03/27/2013) [-]
"We had X amount of casualties and X amount of deaths."
#93 to #91 - saladtongsofdeath (03/27/2013) [-]
no, i mean in a situation where you would say OK, what would you say?
User avatar #113 to #93 - yunablade (03/27/2013) [-]
Well done old chap
#116 to #113 - saladtongsofdeath (03/27/2013) [-]
thank you, thank you... i try, i try
User avatar #95 to #93 - robertdylan (03/27/2013) [-]
alright
User avatar #87 - drdiddly (03/27/2013) [-]
O.K stands for Okay's short form.
User avatar #86 - awesomenessdefined (03/27/2013) [-]
Except for the part that it's ******** .
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