View Full Version : The Origin of OK
10-30-2003, 03:00 AM
Regarding the info on OK, what heard was that during the early days of Ford, there used to be a Quality engineer called Otto Kraus, and after inspection, he used to sign his initials on the bonnet as OK.
10-30-2003, 04:50 AM
Welcome to the SDMB, venusnair.
Link to the article:
What does "OK" stand for? (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_250.html)
10-30-2003, 06:13 AM
unless you can show that Ford produced cars in the 1840's, this is no go as an origin!
C K Dexter Haven
10-30-2003, 05:15 PM
Yep, despite a whole bunch of cute stories to the contrary, this is one phrase where we are very confident that we know the true origin. It's well-enough documented to satisfy all but the lunatic fringe.
That aside, welcome to the Straight Dope Message Boards, venusnair, glad to have you with us.
Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
10-30-2003, 06:28 PM
Welcome to the SDMB, venusnair!
Don't get discouraged, my first post wasn't half as good as yours.
11-15-2003, 07:56 AM
Thanks all of you,
I feel great to be amongst you all. Looking forward for a lot of intercation.
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