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Joined: March 31, 2006
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That's a funny one, Cevdet.
It's well accepted and well documented that it comes directly from "all correct", there's no argument otherwise.
It either comes from a joking folk spelling of "oll korrect" or a joke that neither O nor K is correct.
As for which version is correct to use, “OK” is the most widely accepted. Originally it was written as “O.K.” and “Okay” was a later contrivance.
November 14, 2006, 10:54am
If you're interested in the origins of strange words and phrases then look here: http://word-detective.com/
April 8, 2006, 2:45pm
"While" is neither a preposition nor an adverb. The words that begin a adverbial clauses are called subordinating conjunctions.
April 7, 2006, 9:21am
Careful Ben, it seems as thou he may be on a crusade...
April 6, 2006, 3:15pm
"While" can never be an adverb! A quick check of the dictionary would show that.
April 6, 2006, 1:30pm
I've never heard of gender describing personality before...
gen·dern. Grammar. A grammatical category used in the classification of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and, in some languages, verbs that may be arbitrary or based on characteristics such as sex or animacy and that determines agreement with or selection of modifiers, referents, or grammatical forms.
March 31, 2006, 9:35am
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