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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Vox
Vox

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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Mikeeyguy26 264
Mikeeyguy26 264

Just to let you know, "ok" is spelled "okay" it's a four letter word, not two

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ion
ion

Ok

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VaanDamn E.
VaanDamn E.

I think Vox got the Morse Code wrong. A quick search shows that "O" is "..." not ".." at 2:44 can you double check?

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Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar
Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar

+nikos papadopoulos Turks are ancestors of Anglosaxons, Bulgarians, Hungarians.. . Black or Blue eyed black, blond and red haired warrior nation aiming to establish a one/a world state coming from East and Middle Asia rolling into all Europe, Scandinavia, Britain.. carrying their linguistic ancestary too: Attila and Mete Khans are key historical figures to meet the link. .. Nevertheless more than %50 Finnish vocabulary where being of Turkish language origin, especially many English words are considerably or very directly are same or their structures are of same consonants. As for German.. their history includes an era of defness and thonglesness. So they articulating the words with more hardship asin much strongness or strength.. where also word variations are more and with much of spree from the authentic Asian backgrounds (Asian Turkish) in comparison to the English. .. I know Turkish and English.. and can easily see the linguistic characteristics intersections in their authentic progeny and what we read in history thar took place with the actions of Attila and Mete Khans explain the how, why questionaries.. and terms are easily explicit to those are well educated in history and structures of langusges issues. Even today.. the vowels at times driving some into hardship, especially those who are not aware of the authentic stances of English and Turkish, about comprehension/configuring of the very same wordalites of the two languages. And for sure there is an issue of rule of change of articulations and meaning variations as one issue at first fir many academicians.. but.. though even in 70s these rules have been written are cited in encyclopedias.. (like Larousse) the cultural exploitation age has not left a place or time for these serious realities be seen by most. The postmodern age is destroying the reality of all humanity along with healthy sex stances, concept of family, ecosystems, cultures.. thar us not a surprise one to get overwhelmed by hearing the English-German-Bulgarian-Turk relations be it by ancestory or linguistically.

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83jwilson
83jwilson

Vox Your Morse code was a bit off...

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sp ts
sp ts

This story is not true ....the story goes back to a place in Greece which the are shipping protect for the eupore and the forced to every box to be checked before shipping and because they wanted to be faster they short the phrase " ολα καλα " which means "everything is fine" to O.K. ...... Check that vox

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Patthew Savants
Patthew Savants

dat part

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Carlos Valencia
Carlos Valencia

OK...

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Rossana Parejo
Rossana Parejo

I learned this from the movie " Silver Linings playbook"

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The Ok Church
The Ok Church

BLASPHEMY!

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Dark Modern
Dark Modern

Nope, its an american term we gained from native american linguistics, like lasso. It derives from the shortened word "hokay" You can see it in Mark Twain. Its from the Oklahoma region of tribes, along with Heya/Heyahoka which became "Hey" over the years. I wouldnt be suprised if the news articles you sourced were published by people eager to anglicize mative american culture that was too indelible to eradicate. Early truthspeak.

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turquoise770
turquoise770

...mmmmmkay...

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Victor Mançur
Victor Mançur

How can I help with subtitles? I'm from Brazil and I love this channel, but I can't share with my friends or the community 'cause most Brazilians doesn't know English.

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Rana Ram
Rana Ram

Ok Jaanu 😁

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Aiden Banana
Aiden Banana

k

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its_a_trab
its_a_trab

Fun fact, we say ok in dutch too. Idk about other languages but we say it in holland

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Ok

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Marshall Zane
Marshall Zane

Weird flex but *oll korrect*

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Carleigh The toad
Carleigh The toad

OK

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4ftershock
4ftershock

An "O" is 3 dashes, not 2 dots.

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Aꙅꙅ dAↄkwAᴙbꙅ
Aꙅꙅ dAↄkwAᴙbꙅ

Well, the Bloods replace their C's to B's and the Crips change their B's to C's. Trying to remember that would drive me brazy.

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Mighty Hacker
Mighty Hacker

Ok this is epic

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alex leon
alex leon

K

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John Borden
John Borden

You mean to tell me that cheeky hipsters from Boston started all of this?

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KUUDA
KUUDA

kk

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AbOoOd 1221
AbOoOd 1221

Why we say why

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Sabrina M
Sabrina M

Ow

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Michal Nemecek
Michal Nemecek

I thought OK came from Of Course (K because Course is pronounced with a K sound)

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Michal Nemecek
Michal Nemecek

I thought OK came from Of Course (K because Course is pronounced with a K sound

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I have an edgy profile picture
I have an edgy profile picture

Okay.

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Mushroom of Misfortune
Mushroom of Misfortune

All Correct = Oll Korrect = Okay = Ok = k (Thus I give Thee evolution)

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Morgan James
Morgan James

Ok

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me llamo Jeff
me llamo Jeff

ok

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Nick Slayr Music
Nick Slayr Music

Okay.

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JesusLемus
JesusLемus

Yes

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Bobby Robles
Bobby Robles

BRING BACK OW

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I’m Bored
I’m Bored

During this video I kept saying ok 😂💀🤷‍♀️

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Cerise Min
Cerise Min

Why okay?

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dddaizy
dddaizy

0:04 goddamn it

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Omar Cruz
Omar Cruz

(The)

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SeeingFire
SeeingFire

k.

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ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3
ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3

When my Mom calls me Me: Hello....yes Me: Ok Me: Ok Me: Ok Me: Ok Me: Ok Me: Ok Me: Bye

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ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3
ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3

Ok

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Gabriela Glennda
Gabriela Glennda

no wonder the Kardashian gains all the attention

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Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου

Actually it originates from the British and the Greeks when doing trade, the Greeks would write OK on cargo boxes (short for Όλα Καλά = Óla Kalá= all good/ everything is good- indirect translation ). The British obviously read it O-K and that’s how the abréviation was born.

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Giovanni Striano
Giovanni Striano

Weird flex but ok

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Brendan Sullivan
Brendan Sullivan

you had the chance to end the video with "OK guys cut it out" and u missed it

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Billion EP Purba
Billion EP Purba

It infuriates me how you guys didn't include the reference of "Ok" in the fault in our Stars.

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kenry landers
kenry landers

weird flex, but *ok*

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GGalaxySnip Galactic
GGalaxySnip Galactic

O.W

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Willyosk 777
Willyosk 777

k

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Lazy Roll
Lazy Roll

ok.

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Sally Shoaf
Sally Shoaf

So basically the popularization of OK has to do with a r/fellowkids

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Noah L
Noah L

Ok not okay

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That Guy
That Guy

0:16 Wow. I literally can't believe Vox thinks the OK hand sign is ok. It's aactually a white supremacist literally hitler hand sign. Jail anyone that replies to this

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Crochet With Ayden
Crochet With Ayden

Isn’t it annoying when people comment the same thing as you and they get thousands of likes and you get none?

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This Girl
This Girl

Ok

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Banana Are Awesome
Banana Are Awesome

I thought it was for okay

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Justin H
Justin H

Whenever you go to a website, if the page loads the server returned a "200 OK" HTTP Status code. So even computers say "OK."

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Zach Kaiell
Zach Kaiell

Worst pet shop. ever.

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tobzmiyagi
tobzmiyagi

I don't buy it

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gucci squidward
gucci squidward

I thought it was a short version of okay

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G. B.
G. B.

Micha chahta anumpa anumpoli li :-) I speak Choctaw. Chahta sia hoke. I am Choctaw. Ok is a Choctaw word.

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painedumonde
painedumonde

So AOK?

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Jason Randolph
Jason Randolph

Mortal Kombat

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MysticBlast3r26
MysticBlast3r26

this is so sad, *alexa* play despacito *ok*

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Abhay Nadayil
Abhay Nadayil

Ok Jaanu

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Shriya Sista
Shriya Sista

K

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Haiyan Karbelkar
Haiyan Karbelkar

The video was ok

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30secondstomarsMBH
30secondstomarsMBH

And now we just say K. I love humanity sometimes!!!!

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Padsy Waps
Padsy Waps

k

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Rahul Balan
Rahul Balan

So when did we start adding "ay" to "ok"?

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Thieving Peppers
Thieving Peppers

The meme that will never die

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Autumn's Child
Autumn's Child

But like... I screamed when Gerard said Okay 😝

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Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel

Ayeee

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Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel

Ok

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The Boy’s Club
The Boy’s Club

Ok

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CXLE
CXLE

Crazy that this company was made by a literal white supremacist

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Charles Mcdermid
Charles Mcdermid

I always spell it okay

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Dorian Emin-Jeong
Dorian Emin-Jeong

k

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pandaroc1
pandaroc1

Okkkk 🤷🏽‍♂️

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deathcamel
deathcamel

Worst pet shop. Ever.

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-Gemberkoekje-
-Gemberkoekje-

I thought It was "Are you walking Annie"

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-Gemberkoekje-
-Gemberkoekje-

Ok

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Grecia Urcadiz
Grecia Urcadiz

OKURRRR

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ReachSkyla
ReachSkyla

No one punch man reference?

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ReachSkyla
ReachSkyla

The strongest meme in history

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Tami Cohen
Tami Cohen

Krusty Krab

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Stephen Shields
Stephen Shields

We did not go to the moon

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BrazenBullXXX
BrazenBullXXX

Memes live forever.

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Mrs. Hi
Mrs. Hi

OK, thanks,

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Dude Gamers
Dude Gamers

Ok

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Anonymous 123
Anonymous 123

Of course it was in Boston

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mysterious blue guy
mysterious blue guy

me: weird flex but -ok- _oll korrect_

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Mike Limon
Mike Limon

*Okay*

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12
12

ok

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TriplM
TriplM

Ok then

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Bubb a
Bubb a

Ok

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Clement
Clement

So it all came from a meme in the 1800s? The power of memes yall

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Jason Perez
Jason Perez

Weird flex but ok

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Michelle Cannes
Michelle Cannes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW1aX0IbZOE "Okey"

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Kieroni Reikets
Kieroni Reikets

This has made me suffer from semantic saturation.

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Hanson
Hanson

ok

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Daria Wells
Daria Wells

Using Stella as an example = amazeballs.

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