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How Did OK became to be?

There's a two-letter word that we hear everywhere, OK. It's essential to how we communicate with each other and even with our technology like saying Alexa turns off the living room light, and usually, Alexa would do it and say OK. Nevertheless, what does OK actually mean, and where did it come from. OK actually traces back to one 1830s fad intentionally misspelling abbreviation. Young intellectual tapes in Boston delighted those in the know with butchered coded messages such as KC or "knuff Ced'. Ky ``Know Yuse," and OW, "Oll wright," but thanks to a couple of lucky breaks, one abbreviation rose above the rest. OK or "all correct."




In the early 1800s, all correct a common phrase used to confirm that everything was in order. Abbreviated cousin started going to the mainstream on March 23, 1839, when Koke was first published. Soon, other papers picked up on the joke and spread it around the country until OK was something everyone knew about, not just a few Boston insiders. Moreover, OK, newfound popularity even prompted a flailing US president from Kinderhook New York. Other papers picked up on the joke and spread it around the country until OK was something everyone knew about, not just a few Boston insiders. Moreover, OK newfound popularity even prompted a flailing US president from Kinderhook New York, to adopt it as a nickname during his 1840 re-election campaign. Van Buuren's support formed OK clubs all over the country, and their message was pretty clear old Kinderhook was "oll Korrect '' the campaign was highly publicized and turned pretty nasty in the press. His opponent ended up turning the abbreviation around on him saying it stood for "Orful Konspiracy '' or "Orful Katastrophe" Indian even the club nickname did not say Van Buren's presidency. That 1840 presidential campaign firmly established OK in the American vernacular. Moreover, similar wealth abbreviations fell out of fashion OK, making a crossover from slang Indian even the club nickname did not say Van Buren's presidency. That 1840 presidential campaign firmly established OK in the American vernacular. Moreover, similar wealth abbreviations fell out of fashion, OK, make a crossover from slang into legitimate functional use thanks to one invention of the telegraph. At the other end, the current energizes an electromagnet in this attracts the Armature. The Armature clicks down against the screw-on tops of a message. The telegraph debuted in 1844, just five years after OK. it has transmitted short messages in electric pulses with combinations of dots in-dash representing letters to the alphabet.





This was an OK moment to shine. The two letters are easy to tap out and very unlikely to be confused with anything else. It was quickly adopted as a standard acknowledgement of the church mission in-dash representing letters to the alphabet. This was an OK moment to shine. The two letters are easy to tap out and very unlikely to be confused with anything else. It was quickly adopted as a formal acknowledgement of transmission received, especially by operators and expanding U.S Rail Road. Sam Smiths' manual, a telegraphic manual from 1865, even goes as far as to say that no messages were ever transmitted until the office receiving it gives the OK. OK has become a serious business. However, there is another big reason the two letters stuck around, and it is not just because it has to do with how OK looks or, more specifically, how the K looks and sounds. It is uncommon to start a word with a K in English; it is ranked around 20 seconds in the alphabet, but there is another big reason the two letters stuck around. it is not just because it has to do with how OK looks or, more specifically, how the K looks and sounds. It is uncommon to start a word with a K in English. It has ranked around 22nd in the alphabet.





That rarity spurred a craze for K at the turn-of-the-century in advertising and print for companies replaced hard seas with keys to catch your eye. The Idea was that modifying a word like Klear flax Linen Rugs or Kook-Rite Stove would draw more attention to it, and that is still a visual strategy receipt represented in modern corporate logos, like Krispy Kreme and Kool-Aid. It is the K that makes it so memorable. By the 189-s, OK's Bostonian origins were already mostly forgotten, and the newspaper began to debate its history- often perpetuation myths in the process that some people still believe like to clean that it comes from the Choctaw word. OK, which means "so it is." Choctaw gave us the word, OK. OK, speaking had become obscure, but it did not matter anymore. The word was embedded in our language. Alan Metcalf wrote the definition of OK's history, and he explains it the word affirms without evaluating. the word OK. Speaking had become obscure, but it did not matter anymore. The word was embedded in our language. Alan Metcalf wrote the definition of OK's history, and he explains it the word affirms without evaluating. Meaning it does not convey any feelings; it has just acknowledged and accepts information. If you got home OK, it just means you were unharmed. If your food was OK, it was acceptable. It is a reflex. At this point, we do not even keep track of how much we use it. Which might be why OK was a joke will be If you got home OK, it just means you were unharmed. If your food was OK, then it was acceptable. It is a reflex. At this point, we do not even keep track of how much we use it. This might be why OK was arguably the first word spoken when humans landed on the moon. Not bad for a space joke in the 1830s!



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