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I think what most of you are forgetting, is that the written form of words comes after the spoken form.
I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I know the history of the word - like some of you - but I am going to give you one little fact that I think we can all agree on:
"Ok/O.K./Okay" was spoken from the mouth before it was written onto paper. Anyone's interpretation of the spelling of that word could have lead to differences in opinion on "okay".
Regardless, I prefer "okay" in literary terms, and "O.K." when one doesn't have to be formal. Common abbreviations are never widely accepted in formal writing, unless first introduced with the definition of said word once - and "okay", having no agreed-upon history, would hence always be written in formal writing as "okay".

Hannah April 9, 2011, 3:34pm

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