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The history of O.K.

Postby Tone » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:22 am

Hi all....

Think many used to be wonder the same that why we use "O.K" when we want to say that everything is ok. What does it exactly mean? I just stopped by the good website today and wanna share with you.

http://www.kinglishschool.com/history_ok.htm
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Postby Dixie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:35 am

That's interesting, I thought the story of OK was another...

I searched the Wikipedia and there's some more info about this:

OK

This is the one I knew:

Another version is that the term was used by U.S. military during the American Civil War to state that there were zero casualties or zero killed ("0K"), hence 0.K., at a particular battle site; also, the hand signal with thumb and fore finger touching as to form a zero, signifying zero killed.
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Postby Lalee » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:45 pm

So what story is correct?
Both stories sound interesting anyway.
Thanks for sharing. :)
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Postby Tora » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:24 pm

Lalee wrote:So what story is correct?
Both stories sound interesting anyway.
Thanks for sharing. :)


that's true - both versions seem to be absolutely wonderful, but I heard about the first one. And I am asking the same question too
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Postby MissLT » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:28 am

I haven't heard either one of them. I like the first story, though. O.K= Oll Korrect. 8) :twisted:
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Re: The history of O.K.

Postby sweethuman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:08 pm

Nice. good info
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