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*OK/okay/ok*
What is your preferred spelling?

According to №2250 (xkcd.com/2250/), this is how your spelling of the word makes you sound:

«okay: NORMAL
ok: NORMAL
OK: KIND OF OLD
O.K.: LIKE AN ALIEN IMPERSONATING A HUMAN»

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(Week-long in next post.)

*Poll: What's your preferred ?*

If the attached doesn't include your preferred spelling of the word , feel free to reply. :)

See parent post for related comic: mastodon.social/@FiXato/103441

, I never realised had such a disputed list of proposed : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK#Propo

Seems the three most accepted ones are:
— early of intentional ('Oll Korrekt' and its predecessor OW, 'Oll Wright'), combined with a presidential campaign by , whose nickname was .

— Derived from words used by () and other people, such as 'okeh' or 'hoke'.

'waw-kay', or 'o ke'.

@FiXato i moved from "ok" to "okay" in early 2010s, along with changing some of my other idiosyncracies

@kiilas
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.

It's quite likely that I still use "OK" at times, which is influenced by that being the default prompt in , but "okay" probably is more in line with how I'd prefer to write/read it.

When using just two letters though, I think I'd prefer the capitalised "OK" over "ok" though.

@katnjia
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.

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