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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Kennedy Woods
Kennedy Woods

WHY DO I SPELL IT OKAY 🤨

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Ambri Miller
Ambri Miller

Wait, so is it the same for the reverse today when so many memes use words but add only c's to make it stand out. Like attac, protec, bac. Or thicc, hecc. Are we reverting BACC to C?

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Geoffrey Marchal
Geoffrey Marchal

False. O.K. from "zero kill" can be trace from the civil war document. And it is actually hard to believe that a joke "oll Korrect" could be wildly supported and spread around USA. Neat!

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greyztone
greyztone

And the origin of "there's a few"? Come on Vox, we're talking about language here!

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LulitaInPita
LulitaInPita

I was told it originated from WWII, not the American Civil War, but I'm glad I wasn't the only one who believed that xD

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Indigo
Indigo

I was told when soldiers where at war after a battle they would call in to their superiors and if no one was killed they would say” zero kills” later becoming 0.k.

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Marcus Price
Marcus Price

Ok, sweet. Now I'm smarter

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Someone :/
Someone :/

Mcr anyone?

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Wanjiku van den Akker
Wanjiku van den Akker

Silver Linings Playbook !!!

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Benedict Branchflower
Benedict Branchflower

OK is love. OK is life.

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J. Page
J. Page

Okej

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C40 Nguij3 Tu`ng
C40 Nguij3 Tu`ng

Why not ac tho?

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JureGorucan
JureGorucan

Soon to go extinct as replaced by the thumbs up emoji :D

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Nexus
Nexus

Then why do we spell it Okay?

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highonsmog
highonsmog

They sure spelled things funny back in the day!

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bobby jones
bobby jones

ok

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tomlinson. fro
tomlinson. fro

That is way all of the Kardashians names start with K. To katch attention. Conspiracy theory!

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GoldFlowBro
GoldFlowBro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vPlN6b7sWs

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Tanish Verma
Tanish Verma

Ok

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Peter Junghans
Peter Junghans

Kraft is not spelled with a K to get the customers attention, it’s just the name of the founder: James Lewis Kraft. He was a German Immigrant and Kraft is a typical German name.

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thecubersahil
thecubersahil

Ok

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Riveravi
Riveravi

Here I was thinking ok meant zero kills

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MCtech
MCtech

i just say K

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varick wettlaufer
varick wettlaufer

To bad we never actually set foot on the moon...

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gourmet fuckin' fruit gels
gourmet fuckin' fruit gels

I FEEL SO ATTACKED WITH THE MCR THING IM LAUGHING

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jjk087
jjk087

ok computer

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Anvish Krishna
Anvish Krishna

OK thanks for such great content

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Astro Not
Astro Not

OK Sorry for my bad English

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Walter Zhao
Walter Zhao

the end of the video... Me: Ok

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Cortni Wimberley
Cortni Wimberley

I HAVE WONDERED THIS MY WHOLE LIFE I LOVE THE INTERNET

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Ragnheiður Torkilsdóttir Tyril
Ragnheiður Torkilsdóttir Tyril

I was not ready for Gerard

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Joar
Joar

I now declare the word "OK" as the meme of all memes. Lol. 😂

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Jesse Bashiri
Jesse Bashiri

If yallz liked this gotta watch Explained on Netflix 10x better and the greatest tv show theme song

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snatched.
snatched.

they had even more confusing abbreviations, smh. and the millennials say we don't talk right anymore.

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Tracy Raven
Tracy Raven

I'll have to ask Stephen Fry.

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tori2dles
tori2dles

0:11 - You show a Bollywood movie poster, “OK, Jaanu!” VOX IS SO AWESOME!!!!!

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NoiseFeedMusic
NoiseFeedMusic

...OK then

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40ozofstress
40ozofstress

Me: Types a thoughtful sentence Girl: Ok 😕

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Fvck
Fvck

Lmao

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Dajah Love
Dajah Love

Ok.

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Briah Ariel
Briah Ariel

Ok doesn't even sound or look like a word anymore

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MonsterNRG
MonsterNRG

I say "for sure" and "alright" and "sounds good" a lot. I rarely say "ok" other then texting. But if I answer woth "ok" it means I'm not super interested but if I answer with "for sure" or "alright" or "sounds good" then you know I'm interested in our conversation lol

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Fayaz Rahman
Fayaz Rahman

Appreciate your awesome research! Looking forward for more.

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Rob Bob
Rob Bob

ok

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Fayaz Rahman
Fayaz Rahman

This video was much more than Oll Korrect

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Joao garcia
Joao garcia

👌

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Dumb Sheep
Dumb Sheep

Ok

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khxlia khxlia
khxlia khxlia

Every introverts favorite word when they're mad.

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khxlia khxlia
khxlia khxlia

Every introverts favorite word when they're mad.

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Yah Yeet
Yah Yeet

No one uses 'Ok' anymore We use 'K' now

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Herbert Siegl
Herbert Siegl

does anyone have a problem that u spell correct with a c n not a k?

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Denzel 'My Nigga' Washington
Denzel 'My Nigga' Washington

Okay???

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Greg Boehm
Greg Boehm

In the Yelp review scene, everyone is talking about the chicken, presumably edible, and the one 🌟 reveiw goes "worst pet store ever" LOL

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Angel Negron Velazquez
Angel Negron Velazquez

Very interesting and informative But how could you guys not include a clip from The Fault in Our Stars of them saying “okay”? I mean, c’mooon!!

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Castor Alpha
Castor Alpha

My Chem? You have my attention.

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gourmet fuckin' fruit gels
gourmet fuckin' fruit gels

Castor Alpha mood

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Some One
Some One

*We're lazy speakers ok?*

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Anhure
Anhure

You mean okay?

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New Speak
New Speak

Now it’s racist? Hmmmm

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Minecelot
Minecelot

4:49 *one star* Worst pet shop, ever.

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Scizor For Hire
Scizor For Hire

Ok

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Fresh Soap
Fresh Soap

3:17 Klu Klux Klan

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cool kid
cool kid

I thought ok was just short for okay..

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Mijack
Mijack

Hmm OK.

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DΞZ
DΞZ

OK

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sea turtlé
sea turtlé

a meme that never dies

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Dave Pawson
Dave Pawson

But showing the ok symbol is a white supremacists thing? Not!!

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Mr. Wyatt
Mr. Wyatt

*OK* then

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lilbeserk
lilbeserk

VOX, ok! i've been done with your Libtard thunkary. Liberalism doesn't cure humanity but cause more multiple "Identity|"wounds into humanity!

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StarDagger Rihannsu
StarDagger Rihannsu

When knowing a little is not enough to get to the truth. O.K. is a short hand from the Dutch Olles Klar

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Dont Fuck With Me Youtube
Dont Fuck With Me Youtube

So what about the spelling 'okay'?

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2D
2D

okay.

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Nelio Anderson
Nelio Anderson

1800's text message language

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Kashino55 [Archive]
Kashino55 [Archive]

*Okay

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Unprofessionally Professional
Unprofessionally Professional

Ok

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Anki
Anki

Everybody Wookie, everybody Wookie. Are you Wookie Annie

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sAy wHAAt?
sAy wHAAt?

So when will f become a true word in American vocabulary.

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SherlogyBoy
SherlogyBoy

Ok

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Sena Bryer
Sena Bryer

150 years from now people will make a video on why we say "F" at funerals

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Jim Gerth
Jim Gerth

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

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faiz abbas
faiz abbas

We do the same today

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Girafy boi
Girafy boi

The o.k meme can die. Its time to move on

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K Bye
K Bye

K

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Titan Pants
Titan Pants

“OK”,now I understand.

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0ShiftingParadigms0
0ShiftingParadigms0

Brilliant!

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Adrian ASD
Adrian ASD

Is that you? Armins long lost grandfather?

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Gwyn Calavera
Gwyn Calavera

My Chemical Romance at the beginning tho, "I'm Not Ok" is suuuuch a banger

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William
William

The story I have always heard was that Andrew Jackson, who couldn’t read used OK for short for all correct to approve different documents and the such.

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Nathan Kevins
Nathan Kevins

Alright

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LT Coyt
LT Coyt

Is this video really oll korrect?

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HK Kingdoms
HK Kingdoms

Lands on mars “lol we did it”

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Travis Williams
Travis Williams

So, it was a meme

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Kounter
Kounter

This video was *_OKAY_*

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Tinfoilpain
Tinfoilpain

Okay

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Mary Akrivopoulou
Mary Akrivopoulou

I'll never be able to say okay without overthinking again

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FAWEXX
FAWEXX

wow. why do you even do these bad videos? i could have found this by googling. instead you create context where none is.

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Garlic Breath
Garlic Breath

So it was a miss spellled `All` that bacame `Oll` and the word `Korrect` also spelled wrongly with a K that became OK but really should have been AC. Mental.

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kobe dickson
kobe dickson

Honestly I thought of the kkk right away.

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Madeleine F
Madeleine F

ha lol got em

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oncaphillis
oncaphillis

"kraft" isn't an intentional miss-spell for adertisement. it is a german family name

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Javier Rovegno Campos
Javier Rovegno Campos

Ok

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Blazing Beast
Blazing Beast

annie are you oll korrect

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Connor Coutant
Connor Coutant

I like this video, informative, interesting and straight to the point.

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leeluv96
leeluv96

So how did O.K. become Ok, and later become Okay?

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SupahFans Streetwear
SupahFans Streetwear

and the questioning/sarcastic Ooooohhh Kaaaayyy?

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