Tag: OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word

Where does 'okey-dokey' come from?

The origin of ‘okey-dokey’

By the early twentieth century, OK was no longer a joke. The letters O and K did not prompt memories of the misspelled oll korrect, nor did they stimulate alternative explanations. In the nineteenth century, OK was recognized as a humorous abbreviation, but in the twentieth, it was understood merely as an arbitrary combination of […]

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