Why we say “OK”

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Vox : Another popular false origin of OK comes from the American Civil War (1861-1865) which says that soldiers returning from battle would report "0K" (zero killed). And there's a few from around the world, too. Like the Greek "όλα καλά (óla kalá) which means "all good," the Scottish "och aye," which means "oh yes," and even a French-named seaport in Haiti, Aux Cayes. While these are all pretty interesting and might indicate why "OK" was so easily adapted into language worldwide, none of them can actually be traced in their influence the way "oll korrect" can. Neat. - Coleman

Truly Infamous : So it came from 1800's memelords and became one of the most well known words.

Ingles : Weird flex but “ok”

ibsio : OK = oll korrect KC = knuff ced KY = know yuse OW = oll wright

TheReal Doge : weird flex but *_Oll KORRECT_*

Isaac Beitzel : The more I hear the word okay, the less it sounds like a word, and the less it has meaning.

Anime Balls Deep : Answering questions I didn't know I had, excellent.

mattronimus : So back in the 1800's memes didn't die within a week??

Emmett Kineman : I bet in 100 years their will be another video: Why we say "oof"

Name not found : I hope “Yeet” lives up to this and becomes one of the greats.

vic da fangirl : I see you Krusty Krab

rei : are you _oll korrect?_

Anysh : •• –•–

Mohaamd_7 : A mid-19th century corny joke made it to the moon..

- VentKlik - : "Okay" doesn't seem like a word now.

Einstein's smexy Hands : So If OK were some word came from memelords back 1830s then... Could people possibly in the future will actually say F during funerals or any sad occasions???

Oscar Armstrong : Worlds first meme??

James Lintell-Smith : What about oki doki?

Jor-El Sanchez : Its was the covfefe of its time

Storm Arrow : But why do some people spell it ok and others okay?

John Christian Genova : my chemical romance

Obi-Wan Kenobi : 1830's slang was lit, KC.

ClemensAlive : OK not just was the first word spoken on the moon. It also was the first word spoken after I've lost my virginity... I leave you with some space for speculations here and come back in a week to solve it :P

Daniel27D : OK, then where does the "ay" come from?

Hm1 Xid3 : So you are saying that yeet could stick around if we get a president to use it....anyone thinking what I’m thinking...?

Pls WaLuigi Dom Me : I find it funny how pompous people are towards new slang meanwhile not realizing most of the words we use today come from slang words

Taikamuna : I've never actually realized how much I use that word in real life

turquoise770 : ...mmmmmkay...

Marcell Panggabean : So it all started as a meme.. Ok.

Tyler Trinity : When I noticed I say okay a lot I started saying alright to replace it xD

WeeWee : Why we say ok So our mothers don’t think that we are ignoring them

Meme Insider : its a meme lol

Anything Goes : If OK actually is an acronym for 'oll korrect', why do we spell it 'okay' with the extra ay at the end?

Te_Ani-Mate : Why we say “ur mom gay”?

Oleg : 3:44 like ku klux klan ok I'll just leave now

Christa Aragon : fascinating #knuffced

US : One common use of "ok" "We don't have Coke, is Pepsi OK? "

Clorox Bleach : So it's "OK", not "okay."

dddaizy : 0:04 goddamn it

david mundy : I know Morse code. In today's Morse Code... 3 dashes is letter "O". Your example (at 2:44) shows the (2 dots) letter "i" then "K". Which is shorter to send than (3 dashes) letter "O". Which means "I am OK" At the END of a transmission, today's sender will send simply the letter "K" meaning "OK, i am done transmitting..... GO AHEAD and you transmit back to me". Something is ODD about the Morse letters shown at the 2:44 time spot. MANY of them are totally wrong. The letters "C, F,H,L, O, R, Y, and Z" are all NOT CORRECT for today's usage!!! Maybe the list is from another country, or the code was changed many years ago? The Morse code is still used today. I hear it in copy machines when they are OUT OF PAPER, it sends letter "ZERO" which is 5 dashes.... meaning ZERO paper. Then when the paper is re-filled, the printer will say, "K".... meaning "OK". The cash registers and french fry machines at McDonald's and many machines make BEEPS that are MORSE CODE... but most people just think it is BEEPS. My coffee pot sends 5 dashes which is the number ZERO... meaning OFF. The number 1 means "ON". Sometimes, the beeps are an ERROR CODE telling you what went wrong when a computer boots up..... (if you know Morse Code). Ham radio operators still use it, because during an emergency situation, a MORSE message will transmit longer distance than a voice transmission. A prisoner of war once blinked his eyes while being filmed. The Japanese did not suspect his blinking was "dash ......... dot, dash,dot" repeatedly. That is the letters "TR, TR, TR"meaning "torture... torture... " So he was verbally saying what the Japanese wanted him to say, "he dropped bombs on innocent japanese" But his eyes were saying "They Tortured me to say this!" I SUSPECT some rock-n-roll songs have HIDDEN Morse code messages in their organist or horn playing. I don't have an example of that YET... but am keeping my ears tuned in. Knowing things like this makes life interesting I think. Thanks for the video... I might subscribe.

flower Hercules : I always thought it was the short version of OKie dokie 😁

Renegade5130 : Knice

AyaridesudesuPoi : “Alright guys, cut it out” I see what you did there.

Trung Nguyen : I feel attacked

Haiyan Karbelkar : The video was ok

Carole A : 0:04 with lil john 😍! But don't tell me you didn't notice subliminal *Charles freaking Boyle* at 4:28! 😱😂 Nine nine!

Fingernail Clipper : Oxygen Potassium

Anthony LiPira : Oddly enough, the fact that the most recognized English word in the world is an old American meme makes me proud of my country.

ok : weird flex but •• —•—

Emerson Yu : Can somebody count how many times the narrator said "OK" in the vid?