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 okie dokie
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But What About Okay

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

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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#4 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
thats wrong, sorry.
#57 to #4 - anon (03/27/2013) [-]
You are correct. It actually came from a New York Mayor political campaign in the late 1800's.
#112 to #57 - anon (03/27/2013) [-]
Thought it came from Africa?
User avatar #115 to #4 - rieskimo (03/27/2013) [-]
The term "OK" as we all know and use it today(unless you're from Oklahoma... sorry I'll continue) comes from an oldschool version of 1337 speak.

It became fashionable to spell things like an idiot so all correct became oll korrect that then became "OK".

So far as I can tell that is the best explanation for the history of the term "OK".
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#49 to #4 - anon (03/27/2013) [-]
ok.
#17 - blastwave (03/27/2013) [-]
Hilarious.
#6 - sheuse (03/27/2013) [-]
I always thought it was a shortened version of 'Old Kinderhook'.   
   
GIF unrelated.
I always thought it was a shortened version of 'Old Kinderhook'.

GIF unrelated.
#78 - lordmoldywart (03/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #15 - lyiat ONLINE (03/27/2013) [-]
Except thats wrong. There are over ten different accepted possible entomology origins for the word okay (or O.K.) and that isn't even one of them.
User avatar #63 to #15 - Arrogonios (03/27/2013) [-]
*Etymology. Entomology is the study of insects.
User avatar #37 - gibroner (03/27/2013) [-]
or maybe it's just an abbreviation for "okay"
#103 - Ottovan (03/27/2013) [-]
"11million K"
#62 - awesomechardey (03/27/2013) [-]
Thats not right, chap. The phrase O.K. originally came from the Words All Correct. It was kind of a trend in the 19th century to take wrong Letters to build an acronym. As in "Oll Korrect"

Your story is just kind of a legend.
#69 to #62 - giustobuffo (03/27/2013) [-]
Thank you. Thank you for THE TRUTH. How many wars, ever, were there zero casualties? Now how many for one country? Enough that ONE society associated 0 Kills with being "all is good"? I think NOT.
Thank you. Thank you for THE TRUTH. How many wars, ever, were there zero casualties? Now how many for one country? Enough that ONE society associated 0 Kills with being "all is good"? I think NOT.
#66 to #62 - matao (03/27/2013) [-]
Right! I was thinking the same thing, it got popular through slang usage in a political campaign, I guess so people would be like hey he is using slang he must be down to earth lets vote for him hah. Anyway I'm glad people caught this
User avatar #24 - davvi (03/27/2013) [-]
i heard that OK comes from "oll klear", a misspelling of "all clear"
#27 to #24 - anon (03/27/2013) [-]
I heard it is short for okay....
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#31 - imamawesome (03/27/2013) [-]
In my country's version Ólafur Kristjánson was supposed to check on cars and see if they were fit for sale, if they were he was supposed to write his initials on the paper resulting in a O.K.   
That's how Iceland says it originated
In my country's version Ólafur Kristjánson was supposed to check on cars and see if they were fit for sale, if they were he was supposed to write his initials on the paper resulting in a O.K.
That's how Iceland says it originated
#64 to #31 - klulli (03/27/2013) [-]
Never heard that, interesting though.
User avatar #83 - blarde (03/27/2013) [-]
false. it came from one of America's presidents.


his nickname (can't remember it for the life of me) had teh initials "O.K.". it was martin van buren, i believe
#89 to #83 - ogloko (03/27/2013) [-]
"Old Kinderhook", Martin VanBuren's nickname or something
User avatar #117 to #89 - blarde (03/27/2013) [-]
that was it!

kinderhook was a town he was from, if im not mistaken.
User avatar #76 - buttsecksyousay (03/27/2013) [-]
I heard it came from the phrase, "Oll Korrect"
#77 to #76 - gillypie (03/27/2013) [-]
You beat me to it. I was about to post this link.
oxforddictionaries.com/us/words/what-is-the-origin-of-the-word-ok
User avatar #58 - Maadmann (03/27/2013) [-]
Martin Van Buren grew up in Kinderhook, NY and went by the nickname Old Kinderhook and any legislation that went before him while serving as governor of New York he signed 'Old Kinderhook", or initialling 'O.K.'.....giving the OK for the bill or whatever.
User avatar #80 to #58 - sportsgif (03/27/2013) [-]
Did you know that or did you watch Silver Linings?
User avatar #118 to #80 - Maadmann (03/28/2013) [-]
I won a position in my county's "Youth-In-Government" Organization and earned a trip to Albany last May or so and the tour guide at the capitol building there had the biggest boner over the Hall of Governors....plus it's good trivia info haha. But no I haven't seen Silver Lining's Playbook yet :/
#38 - Anemophobia (03/27/2013) [-]
ITT: everyone posts different versions of the origin of O/K/ but only one of them is true.
#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.
#52 - bronywhat (03/27/2013) [-]
Pssh. Guys, of course this is true, it's on the internet, and it even says "Did you know..." before it. Practically a seal of authenticity.
Pssh. Guys, of course this is true, it's on the internet, and it even says "Did you know..." before it. Practically a seal of authenticity.
#39 - anon (03/27/2013) [-]
http://oxforddictionaries . com/words/what-is-the-origin-of-the-word-ok

I'm gonna go with what oxford dictionaries says.
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