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Why Do We Say “O.K.”? I’m Glad You Asked

Etymology takes the prize once more.

Language is socially constructed. The phrase O.K. originated in Boston in the 19th century as a way to say “all correct.” But unlike other similar phrases, it didn’t disappear over time. It stuck around. Watch why.

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