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Does anyone know the origin of the word okay or O.K. or OK? I once heard that that has to do with French and is derived from some Mississippian dialect and so. Does that make any sense at all? The bad thing is that I do not quite remember what I was told, neither I remember the supposedly original French word.

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The wikipedia article on 'Okay', uses the straightdope.com as one of the sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okay

chad July 29, 2004 @ 11:41PM

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OK! :-)

goossun February 12, 2005 @ 3:08PM

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