Today in History
March 23, 1839
OK, OK, Already
The expression "OK" is first used in print in the Boston Morning Post in an article about the announcement of a trip by a "frolicsome group" called the Anti-Bell-Ringing Society. Ever since, scholars have passionately and voluminously debated the etymology of the expression. Most likely it grew out of a fad in the 1830s, for comical misspellings and initialisms. One of those misspellings was "Oll Korrect."
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