January 11, 2008

OK then ...

Ever wondered about the history of the expression "OK"?

Sure you have!
"Despite the fact that the origin of OK was conclusively established 30 years ago, few etymological dictionaries, even recent ones, give it accurately. On the contrary, some persist in giving equal time to explanations that have been discredited for decades.

The etymology of OK was masterfully explained by the distinguished Columbia University professor Allen Walker Read in a series of articles in the journal American Speech in 1963 and 1964."
The true history of "OK" ... read the whole thing ....


  1. Anonymous9:06 PM

    OK by me Caz!

  2. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Mind you , I have had a few glasses of bubbly... so, anything would be okay by me, now!

  3. Anonymous11:37 PM

    OK - but where's the fucking duck.

    Sheeeee Friday and no duck, not even a rubber duckie...





  4. Sheesh.

    I know you Tasmanians have your *special problems and challenges* Justin, but I didn't know that scrolling down was one of them.

    I'll, arh, be more mindful of *where* I put posts from now on.

    Yeah, that's what I'll do, I make sure that all posts go right up the top there.

  5. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Ah Justin me love... You must be pissed!

    There was no fucking duck!

    Just a surprised looking duck paddling in the water.

    Caz? I want what Justin's having!

  6. Now that you mention it Kath, perhaps the stunned mulleting was, in fact, a post-fucked-duck.

  7. Anonymous11:55 PM


  8. Anonymous12:10 AM

    Oooooppsie - sorry Caz :-(

    (Justin feels weally weally stupid, but at the same time comfortably normal.)

    Yep, more than pissed I'm afraid, brought out the big guns tonight.

    Now where is that scroll thingo...

    and what is a scoll thingo anyway?

    Anyway Tasmanians don't scroll down, we just go down, then we go up, just like normal people..

    Scolling down sounds a bit red neck to me, not Tasmanian at all.

  9. A fad for "funny" abbreviations. LOL.

  10. You're obviously a man with a deep appreciation for "funny" abbreviations Drunka.

    I never knew that about you.

    Do you have an affection for "funny" acronyms too?