April 14, 2013

The truth about OK

Allan Metcalftt, a self-proclaimed OK expert”, debunks dozens of myths about the most successful word in the English language. He says it was born as a lame joke:

On Saturday, March 23, 1839, the editor of the Boston Morning Post published a humorous article about a satirical organization called the Anti-Bell Ringing Society” in which he wrote:

The Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells,” is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his contribution box,” et ceteras, o.k.—all correct—and cause the corks to fly, like sparks, upward.
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