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OK, Okay, Okey-Dokey Are A-Okay   

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OK, Okay, Okey-Dokey Are A-Okay Millions of people all over the world usethe word okay. In fact, some people saythe word is used more often than anyother word in the world. It may be common, but no one can seemto agree on how the “OK” came to be. Faith Lapidus tells us more. Okay means “all right” or “acceptable.” It expresses agreement or approval. Youmight ask your brother, “Is it okay if I borrow your car?” Or if someone asks youto do something, you might say, “Okay, I will.” Still, language experts do not agreeabout where the word came from. Some people say it came from the NativeAmerican Indian tribe known as the Choctaw. The Choctaw word “okeh” means the same as the American wordokay. Experts say early explorers in the American West spoke the Choctawlanguage in the nineteenth century. The language spread across the country. But many people dispute this. Language expert Allen Walker Read wroteabout the word okay in reports publishedin the 1960s. He said the word beganbeing used in the 1830s. It was a shortway of writing a different spelling of the words “all correct.” Some foreign-bornpeople wrote “all correct” as “o-l-l k-o-r-r-e-c-t,” and used the letters O.K. Other people say a railroad worker namedObadiah Kelly invented the word long ago. They said he put the first letters of hisnames -- O and K -- on each object peoplegave him to send on the train. Still others say a political organizationinvented the word. The organizationsupported Martin Van Buren for presidentin 1840. They called their group, the O.K. Club. The letters were taken from the name of the town where Martin Van Burenwas born — Old Kinderhook, New York. Not everyone agrees with this explanation, either. But experts do agree that the wordis purely American. And it has spread to almost every country on Earth. Then there is the expression A-Okay. This means everything is fine. A-Okay is a space-age expression. It was used in 1961 during the flight of astronaut AlanShepard. He was the first American to be launched into space. His flight endedwhen his spacecraft landed in the ocean, as planned. Shepard reported: "Everythingis A-Okay.” However, some experts say the expression did not begin with the spaceage. One story says it was first usedduring the early days of the telephone to tell an operator that a message had been received. There are also funny ways to say okay. Some people say okey-dokey or okey-doke. These expressions were first usedin the 1930s. Today, a character on the American television series, “The Simpsons,” says it another way. He saysokely-dokely. Thanks, Faith. This program was writtenby Shelley Gollust.
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