What is your preferred spelling?
OK: KIND OF OLD
O.K.: LIKE AN ALIEN IMPERSONATING A HUMAN»
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#Okay, I never realised #ok had such a disputed list of proposed #etymologies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK#Proposed_etymologies
Seems the three most accepted ones are:
— early #Boston #fad of intentional #misspellings ('Oll Korrekt' and its predecessor OW, 'Oll Wright'), combined with a presidential campaign by #MartinVanBuren, whose nickname was #OldKinderhook.
— #WestAfrican 'waw-kay', or 'o ke'.
@FiXato i moved from "ok" to "okay" in early 2010s, along with changing some of my other idiosyncracies
to be honest, I'm actually not sure what my current most commonly used spelling of the word is; I don't think I often put it in writing.
When using just two letters though, I think I'd prefer the capitalised "OK" over "ok" though.
You also got 'oki', or better yet, 'oki doki'.
but would you also use those in sentences similar to "that food was quite okay"?
To me it feels like "oki (doki)" and "k" have a more limited use, as (AFAICT) they tend to be used as just a simple confirmative response, e.g. "'Can you do that for me?' —'oki doki'"
@FiXato I have used 'oki' in that context, yes. The other two are just confirmative responses as you say.
@FiXato I prefer "ok" because it looks like a normally proportioned cartoon stick man ... holding a gun or something.
"OK" is a more pacifist stick man, but with a freakish big wide head.
I'm kind of old. Checks out.
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