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Sunday is the day OK, OK;

May 19th 2014 at 9:17 PM

Whatever you do tomorrow Sunday, wherever you are, take even a minute to consider what is the most popular word in English, OK? Tomorrow completed 175 years since OK - or, as some prefer, okay - first appeared as the published word, namely the second page of the newspaper Boston Morning Post, who was then one of the largest circulation in the U.S.,

reports the AFP. " OK I think that should be celebrated with parades and soapbox reasons, "says Allan Metcalf, professor of English at Illinois, who is considered an authority in the entire world in the history and meaning of OK. In his book of 2001 entitled "OK:

The Unlikely Story of America's Foremost Word", the Metcalf describes OK "the most used in the written or spoken word in the world", which is used more often than the word "Coke" or the "but (MA)" trying to articulate infants

Dictionary Oxford in website rejects that OK comes from the Scottish term «och aye», the Greek "all good" or the French «aux Cayes

(Kei), a famous Haitian port famed for its rum. Dictionary supports a theory, which agrees and Metcalf, namely that it is an abbreviation of the expression «orl korrekt», derived from «all correct».

The 1830s were considered particularly funny deliberate falsification of spelling a word. 's tribute to detect the first written use of the OK go to Allen Walker Reed, professor at the University of Columbia, who died in 2002 after having spent

much of his life dealing with the word OK and another tetrasyllavi wide use beginning at f. appeared in the Boston Morning Post in an article related to an organization

which was founded in 1838 and was contrary to a law in force in Boston and may not be used bells for the start of the dinner.

In 1967 his book "I'm OK, You're OK," which remains one of the self-help books with the biggest sales. Globally, OK found application in the digital age when incorporated easily into the 140 characters Twitter and generally in their text messages.

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