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What is OK short for? and how was it framed ?

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Asked by right sense, 20 Sep '13 02:31 pm
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The most popular theory is that OK comes from oll korrect, a deliberately misspelled writing of all correct. It was popularised in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect. Legend also has it that New York Democrats later adopted the abbreviation to promote their candidate Martin Van Buren the initials OK were derived from his nickname, Old Kinderhook.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 20 Sep '13 02:33 pm

 
  
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In old days at the time of war, when a tanker (oil carrier) carries kerosene to war areas they were marked as ON KEROSENE for safety and indenfication ....later on it became shorter to OK.
Now a days OK is being used generally by all lorry drivers.
Answered by Rahul Upadhyay, 20 Sep '13 02:36 pm

 
  
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It is Zero Casualty. 0K. this phrase was used in world war 2 when there was counting of soldiers taking place at the end of the war. they used this word zero kasualty. it then got converted to 0K and finally to OK meaning everything is fine.
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 20 Sep '13 02:33 pm

 
  
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