Origin of the acronym 'OK'
Origin of the acronym 'OK'
"OK" is an English expression, pronounced identically, and it appears in almost all the areas and in all the languages of the world, although it is difficult to say that it is actually a word or how it is originated.

Whether you are in China, India, Great Britain or Italy, it is enough to say "OK" and the meaning of affirmative expressions will be clear to everyone.

Until recently, both in English-speaking countries and the rest of the world, the famous acronym today can hear from the mouth of the Heads of State and Government, and also in the pages of literary history, awarded with the Nobel Prize.

Incredible destiny for the word that have emerged from the wrong "spelling". In fact, the acronym first appeared in an article published back in 1839. in the list of the Boston Morning Post in which he referred to the person who says "OK", short for "all correct". Mistake was not at all unusual for that time when there were few people that knew how to read and write.

However, there are other theories about the origin of the acronym "OK" and they do not all come from America. Specifically, the language of Aristotle, "Ola Kala" means "all is well", and even the Greeks had used to shorten the term of "OK". In Germany, "Ohne Korrektur", translated "without corrections", also shortened the same way. Swedes, however, use the term "Oc aye" (oh yes), which is pronounced just like "okay", and is not necessary to abbreviate it.

The British public broadcaster BBC has recently devoted an entire appendix famous acronym. "This is a very unusual word that sounds like an abbreviation, an acronym. But it would make its strange appearance could be the reason for her huge popularity, ".

However, the expression "OK" can now be heard and read almost anywhere. For U.S. President Barack Obama, he has become almost a byword, and British purists began to use it the, like David Cameron. Those who have read "The Road" Cormac McCarthy could notice a series of dialogues between father and son who are completing with "OK".
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