Why we say “OK”

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    How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world.
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    OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other, as well as our technology. But it actually started out as a language fad in the 1830’s of abbreviating words incorrectly.
    Young intellectuals in Boston came up with several of these abbreviations, including “KC” for “knuff ced,” “OW” for “oll wright,” and KY for “know yuse.” But thanks to its appearance in Martin Van Buren’s 1840 presidential re-election campaign as the incumbents new nickname, Old Kinderhook, OK outlived its abbreviated comrades.
    Later, widespread use by early telegraph operators caused OK to go mainstream, and its original purpose as a neutral affirmative is still how we use it today.
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Another popular false origin of OK comes from the American Civil War (1861-1865) which says that soldiers returning from battle would report "0K" (zero killed). And there's a few from around the world, too. Like the Greek "όλα καλά (óla kalá) which means "all good," the Scottish "och aye," which means "oh yes," and even a French-named seaport in Haiti, Aux Cayes. While these are all pretty interesting and might indicate why "OK" was so easily adapted into language worldwide, none of them can actually be traced in their influence the way "oll korrect" can. Neat. - Coleman

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Matheus Franca
Matheus Franca

That's exactly what I was going to comment. A professor of mine once told me that in college.

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Knave New World
Knave New World

@voxdotcom James Corbett got there before you, haha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDO3_G7RpHU

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sir monsieur
sir monsieur

+Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar cheeel 😂

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saif haider
saif haider

By

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Yay :D
Yay :D

OH KAY

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Amarendra Nath
Amarendra Nath

And I thought we were hip and cool with our urban lingo. Jeez those 1800 dudes were way cooler.

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Akira.MadeThat
Akira.MadeThat

Lmao, ‘Murica.

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Taylor Joyce
Taylor Joyce

THAT MCR REFERENCE THO OMG

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Sasha Staples
Sasha Staples

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Chelsea Keniston
Chelsea Keniston

Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me

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Lola 。 Barclay 。
Lola 。 Barclay 。

Ok sounds weird now

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JANU bilera
JANU bilera

ok, i got it.

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a n n x i e
a n n x i e

_ok_

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TeNgGiLinG
TeNgGiLinG

lol

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Architectural Boi
Architectural Boi

4:48 Who is that at the bottom saying 'Worst Pet Shop' in a Yelp Review of a Restaurant? What, Are they're trying to but burnt Chicken?

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Callister Rod2500
Callister Rod2500

Weird flex but OLL KORRECTOMUNDO

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H. M
H. M

Where did alright come from

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jake marten
jake marten

Okay

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Zack Lamb
Zack Lamb

Ok

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LosAngeles.323
LosAngeles.323

Ok.

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Whatever Man
Whatever Man

Holyshit

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Seton43
Seton43

“The chicken was ok.” “Worst pet shop ever.” 🤔🤔🤔

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PewDiePy
PewDiePy

Όλα καλά

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Ty Boo
Ty Boo

Ok

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Fortnite Beginner
Fortnite Beginner

*KO*

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OkayLexi
OkayLexi

This is fascinating, thank you for making this video!

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Zach Kariotis
Zach Kariotis

I always thought that they replaced c's with k's to make it more marketable to young people and fun to read. I mean, I would probably take Kool Aid more seriously if it was Cool Aid. That actually sounds like some medical term used to mellow out the blood of patients or something.

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BRIT BE TRIPPIN
BRIT BE TRIPPIN

Bradley Cooper’s character in Silver Linings playbook explained the origins of OK in the movie.

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Yusri Amilkassim
Yusri Amilkassim

wdym means what do you mean, owh okay than...

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pdxrailtransit
pdxrailtransit

Really well done, OK?

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Renzo Reynaldo
Renzo Reynaldo

kKk is also memorable

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Isko Maxmin
Isko Maxmin

Ok Hitler !!!

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Beleszove Foldlanya
Beleszove Foldlanya

so how did Ok become Okay?

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Martel Clark
Martel Clark

Ight is my okay that slang and most ppl in cincinnati say it

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sunlight_ beam
sunlight_ beam

Those dots are basically like Morse code.

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{DL} WildeSchildpad
{DL} WildeSchildpad

Ok

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Gaming Guitarist
Gaming Guitarist

ok

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fir3w0rx Productions
fir3w0rx Productions

Reminds me of the word 'hodl' in the cryptocurrency world, which was a mispelled 'hold' that everybody joked about but continue to use today, and probably will for a long time.

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Not Lazy
Not Lazy

Now the word OK sounds weird now.

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kiran Aher
kiran Aher

🆗

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James Kolan
James Kolan

"Kraft" is a poor example of using the letter "K" to get attention. Kraft is simply the German form of the English "craft." The name of the family that founded the company was indeed "Kraft" and one of the descendants of the family is the owner of the New England Patriots.

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PoehlerBehr
PoehlerBehr

ok

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Chris Skinner
Chris Skinner

Why am I learning about where O.K. came from instead of studying for my math exam??

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grplayer
grplayer

Ancient Greeks wrote ok on wood meaning όλα καλά (all good) to identify wood strong enough for ship building

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Я Обычный
Я Обычный

Well, excuse me my scepsis, but according to the international morse code, "OK" spelt like this --- -.-

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AnanaFetaGaming
AnanaFetaGaming

In Greece we have a different theory. A professor got into America and OK or Oll Korrect. That is a theory

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xXJAYMOXx
xXJAYMOXx

O is 3 dots in morse code btw

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SarNarNoma
SarNarNoma

Yeah Aight

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Patrick
Patrick

ok

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Hasyel
Hasyel

OK is Oll Korrect. So can KO means korrect all?

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bergamotblonde
bergamotblonde

This slang habit would make a great meme today.

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The Sultanate of Ferrets
The Sultanate of Ferrets

Ok

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deepak malik
deepak malik

K

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Not Playing
Not Playing

what about the -ay ????

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James Smith
James Smith

OK.

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Valii Cuca
Valii Cuca

ok

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L Hunter
L Hunter

Let‘s establish „Nokay“ as the opposite of Okay

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Goi Garg
Goi Garg

When news channel don't have news - why not make video on 'ok'

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Alex Byron
Alex Byron

I wondered if you’d explain why it can be both ‘ok’ and ‘okay’. Never understood why...

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Sasha Novikova
Sasha Novikova

Wait so why do we say “okay” and not “o.k.” then?

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Esther Rogers
Esther Rogers

This was really fascinating! Now I know what OK stands for 😅

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Henrique Ourives
Henrique Ourives

And what about kerbals!?

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Linus Pönig
Linus Pönig

I did actually know this before

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Alex Eastwood
Alex Eastwood

Ok is over used and outdated. Ladies and gentlemen...... I give you....... K.

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waughj12
waughj12

#OldFashionMemes lol

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Willie Peppers
Willie Peppers

Oh ok

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Cole W
Cole W

ok

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Mr. N0Body
Mr. N0Body

0:17 what was that ?

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Parrish Thomas
Parrish Thomas

🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😂😂😂

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alejandro ojeda
alejandro ojeda

Is there a reason why you said OK was .. _._ instead of ... _._?

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Brian Davidson
Brian Davidson

why is there 1800 dislikes for this video ahahahaha

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Bored 5
Bored 5

K

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Dirt Poor
Dirt Poor

So back then people refused to use abbreviations and acronyms? (a sect of philosophers)

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Max Horsford
Max Horsford

Ok but what about “okay”

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Mr Oof
Mr Oof

Oxygen Potassium

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Mr Oof
Mr Oof

_up next, why we say K_

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Lucas
Lucas

I'm going to say all correct from now on

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Chosen One
Chosen One

Boyle!!!!!!!

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vinay sukhija
vinay sukhija

Now we say okurrrrr! Thanks to cardi b !

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Laura Lucas
Laura Lucas

I wonder if that's how the Kardashians got so famous. 2 Ks per person.

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Hunner Smit
Hunner Smit

Kellogg’s

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Evan george
Evan george

O.K = Ολα. Καλα

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moumous
moumous

2:45 isn’t that wrong? Shouldn’t it be — — — — • — ?!

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AdiJoPey
AdiJoPey

vale vale vale vale

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Bogdan Popescu
Bogdan Popescu

Omfg they did not just use MCR in the beggining and wreck my life

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Asishll Aurora
Asishll Aurora

Well we now know Ku Klux Klan was trying to be hip with the kids.

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Pixel Donkey
Pixel Donkey

Ohhhhh ok

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josh s
josh s

so its ok not okay

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Lil Sausage
Lil Sausage

ok

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Steven Seserko
Steven Seserko

Don’t believe anything in this video. The word “ok” was created by Playboi Carti and that is why we say it today.

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Minuka Mak
Minuka Mak

K

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Derpy Candy
Derpy Candy

Ok

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Volcryn Darkstar
Volcryn Darkstar

Weird flex but ·· -·-

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omfgwhoru
omfgwhoru

Amazing video

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Josiah Harvey
Josiah Harvey

oh, uh, mmkay

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Alfred Abbey
Alfred Abbey

Ok originated in the Choctaw language, in fact Oklahoma is a Choctaw word for red man and it’s abbreviated at OK. https://www.google.com/amp/s/bymyart.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/the-choctaw-expression-okeh-and-the-americanism-okay/amp/

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Keith X.
Keith X.

ook ook ook

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akzz z
akzz z

ok nice video!

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Moofy
Moofy

Ok

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HondaMan Vtec
HondaMan Vtec

Ok

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Indian Indian
Indian Indian

Thanks

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567482 inCincy
567482 inCincy

I heard it was from Eisenhower's slogan: "Ike is O.K.!"

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Tyler Keating
Tyler Keating

So it’s just an old meme?

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David M.
David M.

But when did O.K. start getting spelled okay?

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