Here’s Why We Say ‘OK’ [Video]
Have you ever wondered how "OK" became one of the most recognizable words in the world?
Turns out it all started with some snarky kids making a joke. Back in the 1830's kids would purposefully and wrongly abbreviate words.
They would use abbreviations like "KC" or "Knuff Ced" ('Nuff Said), or "KY" meaning "No Yuse". Those darn kids trying to mess with adults! Turns out they created one of the most recognizable words the world has ever known.
The phrase "OK" meant "Oll Correct" (All Correct). Somehow that abbreviation made its way into the modern lingo at the time, and was eventually published in papers across the country.