Re: Use of "OK"

Subject: Re: Use of "OK"
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 14:58:37 -0500

>From: Scott Browne [SMTP:sbrowne -at- UNICOMP -dot- NET]
>Kathleen Padova wrote: <snip>
><snip more>
>> Can any of you tell me why "OK" is correct? Or why any of the
>> others is correct, if the case may be?
>< several possible derivations of OK snipped>
>Yet another theory is that it's an abbreviation from military reports:
>Zero Killed
>I doubt if anyone knows the origin anymore. There are quite a few fairly well
>documented sources thast all point in different directions.
>As for me, I use it because that's what's on the screen. If it's not on the
>screen, I don't use OK in any form.
>Before Windows, I used to use the phrase "point the mouse cursor at the
>{whatever} and click the left mouse button" but now I assume (where possible)
>that the reader is familiar with Windows and just say "Click the {whatever}"
>where {whatever} is the exact text on the button, funky capitals, poor
>terminology, odd punctuation, bad grammar and all. But not the elipsis,
>because three periods in the middle of a sentence is just too much disruption
>of the flow.
>Mike Huber
>mrhuber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com

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