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Old 01-10-2003, 03:43 PM
Breathe Exhaust is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Posts: 22

(O)ld (K)inderhook

I thought it was pretty well decided that OK derived not from "oll korrect," but from Old Kinderhook. Old Kinderhook, NY, was Martin Van Buren's hometown, and the initials OK came to signify one's support for Van Buren's 1840 presidential campaign. Dubious provenance for one of the most recognized words in all speech, but that's what I've heard.