Sometime in the late 1800's a word was used for the very first time that would eventually become one of the most used words around the world. Any guesses?

It's a word I'll guarantee you use everyday. And the word is - OK - which, by the way, can also be spelled okay, ok or O.K.

The exact origin of the word isn't known, but some historians believe it may have originated with the Choctaw Indians, coming from the word okeh meaning it is so.

Others believe the expression may have come about as an abbreviation of the word orl korrekt, which is actually a misspelling of the phrase "all correct."

Whatever its origin, the word has since become one of the most versatile words in the English language and has been adopted by many other languages.

It's usually used to indicate approval or acceptance for something or someone, but it can also mean something is mediocre or average.

To celebrate the word, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, suggested making March 23 OK Day.

So, now you know. But how does one celebrate such a unique day?

I think it would be fun to randomly call some of my friends and ask them, "If they're OK" - so I guess you can expect a call from me later.


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