March 23, 1839 — “OK” appeared in newspaper for first time
It was in the Boston Post.
We are grateful “OK” came into being. It made possible our motto, “It’s OK to Be Dull.”
A good topic for Dull Men’s Club meetings is the origins of Okay, O.K., and OK. Wikipedia has 15 pages on this fascinating topic, click here.
Stories about the origin vary:
- OK is the initials of “Oll Korrect,” which is a misspelling of “all correct.”
- OK is the initials of ‘Old Kinderhook,” which is a nickname for President martin Van Buren that stemmed from his birthplace Kinderhook, NY.
- It’s from the Choctaw Indian word “okeh.