The phrase was an initialism, an abbreviation for the phrase "oil korrect
," which was part of a trend during the period of abbreviating intentionally misspelled phrases to create new terms--not unlike the 21st-century emergence of text-speak abbreviations like LOLZ or OMG.
is an abbreviation for "Oll Korrect
," which is an illiterate concoction meaning "All Correct.
Hence OK, when it appeared in the Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839--the earliest known printed occurrence--stands for "oll korrect
," presumably a deliberate misspelling of "all correct.
But OK likely started as a joke in 1839 at a Boston newspaper, which printed it as an abbreviation for the deliberately misspelled "oll korrect
Since the first described case in 1924, there have been about 135 cases of urothelial carcinoma in patients under 20 years of age that have been reported in the literature, making this a rare entity (Alam, Goebel, Pacheco, & Sheldon, 2007; Ghousheh, Durkee, & Groth, 2012; Korrect
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Thus "all correct" became "oll korrect
," and it was abbreviated as "O.
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In this sentence, korrect
is spelled incorrectly, but incorrectly is spelled correctly
There are a lot of theories on this one but perhaps the most popular one is that it stems from the 19th century American phonetic spelling of `all correct' as `orl korrect
By the way, after hearing that Japanese invaders made the Coreans spell their country's name with a ``K'' so that it would be after Japan in the alphabet, I have decided to use the korrect
spelling of Corea
Miembros del Partido Republicano --que se burlaban de la presunta incultura de los democratas en general y de Van Buren en particular-- propagaron el rumor de que OK, en realidad, significaba All correct (todo correcto), que sus adversarios politicos, iletrados como eran, escribian Oll korrect
(es decir, OK).
23, 1839, as the initials of the jocularly misspelled phrase oll korrect
which had its origin in the phrase oll korrect
, does not seem to share the pernicious effect of its source, the word correct.
Van Buren's opponents claimed Van Buren was illiterate, that he could not spell, and that he signed documents "OK" meaning "oil korrect