The most used word in any conversation right now is ‘OK’. We use the word ‘OK’ to agree to anything. This word is used for the whole sentence. But did you know that OK is not a word but an acronym for a word? Today we are going to learn the full meaning of this word.
OK is a Greek word. Its full form is ‘Olla Kalla’. In English it means all right. OK is said to have originated 183 years ago. The term originated in the office of American journalist Charles Gordon Green. In 1839, Charles Gordon Green began using abbreviations instead of words.
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OK was first used as a shortcut for ‘All OK’. In fact, it was a satirical article on grammar. This article was published in the Boston Morning Post in 1839. Then words like ‘OW’ came into use. It means ‘good’. In 1840, the word “OK” was used in the re-election campaign of US President Martin Van Buren. Since then, the word has become popular all over the world.
In fact, Van Buren’s nickname was Old Kinderhook. So his supporters used the word ‘OK’ on the campaign trail. OK clubs were formed across the country during this period. OK was now a double word. It also stood for Old Kinderhook and All Correct.