Origin Of OK
- April 30, 2020
We communicate with people nearby us every day whether its people who live near us or people who work with us there is one word that we often use is OK. It might be the most recognizable word on all of the planet. From children to adults and old citizens everyone knows this word. From our literature to movie names this word is present everywhere even in some of the most famous movie posters around us. But, where did it come from? How did it became a part of our daily vocabulary and not just English speaking nations but also non-English speaking countries are familiar with the term OK here is a little look back at the origin of this word.
Back in the 1830s
Origin of OK begins here in Boston where young elite students use abbreviations such as KC or Knuff Said or KY or Know Yuse and OW meaning Oll Wright but people got stuck with the term OK or Oll Korrect! In the early 19th
century OK was used to identify that everything is as it should be. But it wasn’t part of our literature or in other writing forms. OK was first written in an article from the Boston Morning Post of March 23-1839.
Why Did It Stick from The Origin Of Ok?
The term OK stuck into our vocabulary after it being used for something of a positive report. But it needed something political to actually get into our daily life language and that’s exactly what happened a political presidential campaign of Martin Van Buren the 8th
president who belonged from old Kinderhook, New York Buren used Old Kinderhook is Oll Korrect or in other words, OK is OK which gave the term OK a new meaning and s whole new standard OK was now used by everyone in the United States.
Nowadays OK is used by everyone even the virtual technological devices we use today such AI assistants whenever user commands for something the program reply’s OK. There are also some myths about the full abbreviation of Ok such as Objection Killed or Ola Kala but they aren’t true because there is written evidence of Oll Korrect being the right abbreviation for OK. No knows the future but OK is staying with us or it will probably evolve more in the future as it was used in its short form in text messages ‘K’ who knows what future hold and what it might bring with it. One thing is for sure humanity will continue to create things or words that put ease into their lives and that’s exactly what these things and words do, put ease into our lives.