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Sunday, 6 November 2016

OK

The initials O.K. originally stood for Old Kinderhook, the nickname of President Martin Van Buren, whose hometown was Kinderhook, New York. The term came to national prominence when it was used during his 1840 election campaign in the form of supporters carrying around signs marked OK.

The first recorded use in print of "OK" was in Boston's Morning Post in 1839.

The initials eventually came to mean "okay," a word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment.

A close-up of an OK button on a remote control.

“Okay” is said to be the most well understood word in the English language.

 In 1961, NASA popularized the variant "A-OK" during the launch of Alan Shepard's Mercury mission.

"Ok" was the first word spoken on the moon, said by Buzz Aldrin as he shut down the lunar module's descent engine.

Okily Dokily!, a folksy form of OK (or okay).is the catchphrase used by Ned Flanders in The Simpsons.


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