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The real story of “OK”

“OK” is certainly one of the most common expressions in the English language – and one of the most versatile. After all, it can be used as an adjective, a noun, and a verb.

But what do the letters in OK stand for? And where did the expression come from in the first place?

Over the years, a variety of explanations have been offered. Some have argued that OK came from the Native American Indian tribe Choctaw’s word “okeh.” Others have suggested it came from a word in the Wolof language of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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