Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Origin of OK

According to a blog I was reading this morning, the word OK became popularized by President Martin Van Buren who was born in Old Kinderhook, New York. Old Kinderhook became a nickname for him and he incorporated it into his campaign slogan, "Old Kinderhook is OK."

Now its a word used all over the world, in many different languages.

Isn't that fascinating?

1 comment:

La Petite Indienne said...

maybe BC comes from your hometown, and it's all a conspiracy :)