The term OK may be one of the most versatile and commonly used expressions in the English language. In fact, people rarely fail to use it, while writing a paragraph in English, including me. The reason is very simple, well there is a word that can be used as a noun, a verb, an objection and an adjective. Being an adjective, OK denotes ‘sufficient or acceptable’. When used as an interpolation, it denotes ‘compliance or agreement’. And it means ‘noun’ when it is used as a noun. It is also said that OK can be used as a lender in other languages.
What does OK mean ?
It basically stands for “Oll Korrect”, “Ole Kurreck” or “Orl Korrekt” a word slightly different from “All Correct” in Greek. Though there have been various theories given by various scholars on the full of the word OK, none of them has been finalized. It includes from Scottish ‘och aye’ and then native Choctaw Indian term ‘okeh’ (it is so) to French phrase ‘aux Cayes’(Cayes was a port known for its rum). In Greece, OK stands for “Ola Kala” which means all is well.
However, the exact full form of the word OK is still not known. People use it as they like and need it in their sentences to express their feelings. Prior to this question, I was not even aware that the exact word could have a full form.
Person 2: Hi Person 1: How are you? Person 2: ok . . . . Chat continues... Person 1: I am going to the movie. Person 2: ok Person 1: Do you want to come as well! Person 2: ok, I will come. Person 1: ok, I'll wait for you then. Chat end.
In the 1960s, Columbia University etymologist Alan Walker corrected ambiguity by tracing the exact 19th-century Boston word and shared it with the American Speech magazine. During the summer of 1838, Boston newspaper editors used abbreviated words.
Inevitably, the section editor shortened “All Correct”, as if it was spelled “oll korrect”. In other cities that are New York, Philadelphia, and New Orleans, the short fad and the word “OK” made it to the newspapers. Of.
There is perhaps some reality to this common cause of “OK”, which is that it helped the tenure take a root, according to Reid, from President Martin Van Buren’s surname “Old Kinderhook”, while Van Buren’s surname did not. Is the source of the abbreviation “OK,”. In 1840, a club called the OK Club was started by a group of van Buuren supporters, possibly trading on the recognition of the term OK. “In newspapers, in pamphlets, the term displayed during the Van Buren campaign sparked conventions. And the resulting proposal was that Martin Van Buren was not just an old kinderhook, he was also right.
And for this reason, “OK” went from the pages of a Boston newspaper to the mouths of people around the world.