Where Does the Word OK Come From, and What Does it Actually Mean?

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We say it almost everyday. When friends text to meet at seven. Ok. When your boss hands you an assignment. Ok. When you need to pay the bill. Ok. And so on. But where did that term come from? What did it first mean? This interesting word breakdown from Arika Okrent dives into the real origin of OK and reveals how it’s similar to the OMG and LOL of today.

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