How OK Conquered The World is an article by William on his blog I spilled the beans which he posted in August this year.
In his article William throws some light on the origins of the most frequently used word in English, OK.
This is the first paragraph of the article:
It comes in our speech dozens of times every day. But how did the word "OK" conquer the world?
"OK" is one of the most frequently used and recognised words in the world. It is also one of the strangest expressions ever invented. It's odd-looking. It's a word that looks and sounds like an abbreviation, an acronym. We generally spell it OK - the spelling okay is relatively recent, and still relatively rare - and we don't pronounce it "ock" but we pronounce the names of the letters O and K.
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