Re: OK -- a word?

Subject: Re: OK -- a word?
From: "Bergerson, Carl A" <Carl -dot- Bergerson -at- UNISYS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:15:08 -0500


According to my American heritage dictionary, in order of preference,


The probable etymology is given as *abbreviation of oll korrect, slang
respelling of all correct.*

I've always harbored the suspicion that is was the abbreviation of the
Russian phrase *ochen khorosho* (very well). (You'll remember *horror
show* from *A Clockwork Orange.*)

Carl Bergerson
Mission Viejo
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carl -dot- bergerson -at- unisys -dot- com

> ----------
> From: Parker, Cassandra M.
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 11:32 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: OK -- a word?
> Importance: High
> Hi List Readers,
> I have not seen this on the list and hope that I'm not being
> redundant.
> Does anyone have any history on the word (or acronym) OK? I've seen
> it
> shown as:
> OK and okay
> Is there a time you would use one rather than the other?

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