Re: OK?

Subject: Re: OK?
From: Michael Lewis <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 19:18:38 +1000

The only time I would use OK is when referring to an OK button in a
dialog box. The only time I would use okay is ... actually, I wouldn't.
Surely neither has a real place in technical communication, except in
that specific referential case. It's too vague: it could mean "Highly
desirable" or merely "You can just about get away with it".

> Cassie Parker asked:
> 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?

Michael Lewis
Brandle Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia
PO Box 1249, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
Suite 8, The Watertower, 1 Marian St, Redfern 2016
Tel +61-2-9310-2224 ... Fax +61-2-9310-5056

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