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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#4 - anonymous (03/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
thats wrong, sorry.
#17 - blastwave (03/27/2013) [-]
Hilarious.
User avatar #15 - lyiat ONLINE (03/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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.
#6 - sheuse ONLINE (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 #37 - gibroner (03/27/2013) [-]
or maybe it's just an abbreviation for "okay"
User avatar #24 - davvi (03/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i heard that OK comes from "oll klear", a misspelling of "all clear"
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#103 - Ottovan (03/27/2013) [-]
"11million K"
#62 - awesomechardey ONLINE (03/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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.
#102 - Mozzak (03/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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.
#31 - imamawesome (03/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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
User avatar #86 - awesomenessdefined (03/27/2013) [-]
Except for the part that it's ******** .
User avatar #83 - blarde (03/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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
User avatar #76 - buttsecksyousay (03/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I heard it came from the phrase, "Oll Korrect"
User avatar #58 - Maadmann (03/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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.
#38 - Anemophobia ONLINE (03/27/2013) [-]
ITT: everyone posts different versions of the origin of O/K/ but only one of them is true.
#39 - anonymous (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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