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Subject:Use of OK From:Cathy Carr <ccarr -at- OVID -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 16 May 1997 10:43:16 -0400
To: techwr-l @ listserv.okstate.edu
Subject: Use of OK
I think OK or okay is "OK;" :-) the *big* thing is, as you say,
consistency. According to my dictionary (Merriam Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary), OK is preferred, okay is correct also. Decide which one
you're going to use and don't look back. I've never seen Ok, but it looks
wrong to me, so it probably is.
As far as the origin of OK itself, I've heard the Presidential legend too,
but I think OK's origins are shrouded in mystery.