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Allan Metcalf

Allan Metcalf is Professor of English at MacMurray College, Executive Secretary of the American Dialect Society, and the author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generations, and several other books.

Articles by Allan Metcalf
Louise Brooks was an American actress and dancer widely known as a 'flapper'.
Where does 'okey-dokey' come from?
ok origin