[ExI] little puzzle

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sun Oct 1 03:33:35 UTC 2023



>… On Behalf Of Jason Resch via extropy-chat



>>…Every language on the planet, every conference, every negotiation, everything needs that term and they have all borrowed it from whoever invented it.  Who or where was that?




>…"OK's origins are disputed; however, most modern reference works hold that it originated around Boston as part of a fad for misspelling in the late 1830s, and originally stood for "oll korrect [all correct]". This origin was first described by linguist Allen Walker Read in the 1960s."






So I hear.  Well OK, what was the term used in the 1700s and early 1800s which did that word’s job?



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