Why we say “OK”

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Vox
Vox - پیش 11 روز
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
ATH Hero
ATH Hero - پیش 11 ساعت
+Anna OwO χαχαχα ακριβώς η ιστορία που ξέρουμε όλοι
Kennedy Woods
Kennedy Woods - پیش روز
WHY DO I SPELL IT OKAY 🤨
Ambri Miller
Ambri Miller - پیش روز
Wait, so is it the same for the reverse today when so many memes use words but add only c's to make it stand out. Like attac, protec, bac. Or thicc, hecc. Are we reverting BACC to C?
Geoffrey Marchal
Geoffrey Marchal - پیش 3 روز
False. O.K. from "zero kill" can be trace from the civil war document. And it is actually hard to believe that a joke "oll Korrect" could be wildly supported and spread around USA. Neat!
greyztone
greyztone - پیش 3 روز
And the origin of "there's a few"? Come on Vox, we're talking about language here!
Darrell Estes
Darrell Estes - پیش ساعت
I’m of Greek ancestry, and I seriously always believed what my pappou always said when he would tell us that O.K. was short for “ola kala”, the Greek for “all good”.
chironapolonio
chironapolonio - پیش ساعت
The letter "K" looks like a standing man
Tien Cubes
Tien Cubes - پیش 2 ساعت
okay
Mason Hankins
Mason Hankins - پیش 2 ساعت
Toy Story 2 was OK.
Boi If You Wipe Me Off The Screen
Boi If You Wipe Me Off The Screen - پیش 2 ساعت
Oh those Bostoners.....


*Haven’t spoken English since they dropped all that tea in the river*
Luke
Luke - پیش 2 ساعت
Ok
Alex Tremo
Alex Tremo - پیش 2 ساعت
IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE.
nonsugarnoki
nonsugarnoki - پیش 2 ساعت
Ok
Stephen L
Stephen L - پیش 3 ساعت
So Yee, Yeet, Yeeted may become mainstream words one day?
metube
metube - پیش 3 ساعت
Americans being dicks and mispelling stuff again
Signum Ignotus
Signum Ignotus - پیش 4 ساعت
It's okay to be 👌.
Disambiguation144
Disambiguation144 - پیش 5 ساعت
We say ok because it's a secret. "OK" if you can see the letters as numbers, OK O is the 15th letter plus K the 11th = 26.
There's 26 letters in the English alphabet and the word "GOD" is 7+15+4=
It's very simple. Americans were barely taught their own language. It's how they're manipulated. Think of their national holiday too compared to their word GOD. G is the 7th letter O is the same character as zero basically and D is the 4th letter.. GOD is 7/4 forth of July. Christan nation. It's symbolism. That's two examples, and if you have the question of why is O 15 and nothing, I'll just say "k" ever do that? Just say k instead of ok, look into this it's very interesting.
Google this. "Gematria Effect News"
Peace
luluamu
luluamu - پیش 5 ساعت
Googled this a few years back, and what I got from it was that it was ancient, so nobody knew... Well! Thank you for this video and making things right!
luluamu
luluamu - پیش 5 ساعت
He said that "OK" was a joke? I didn't understand what the joke part was. Can someone please explain/fill in?
YankeeCosmonaut
YankeeCosmonaut - پیش 6 ساعت
Isn’t “O” three dashes? - - -
Two dots is an “I.”
Devine Kenneth
Devine Kenneth - پیش 6 ساعت
Wow..OK
Victor Blanco
Victor Blanco - پیش 6 ساعت
We say ok all the Time in Venezuela
AntonioKowatsch
AntonioKowatsch - پیش 6 ساعت
3:44 _"Like Klu Klux Klan"_ LOL
That was literally the first thing that popped into my head.
Naim Ayy
Naim Ayy - پیش 7 ساعت
“Alright” ?? Anyone?
J P
J P - پیش 8 ساعت
AC
Hyrulegeek04
Hyrulegeek04 - پیش 8 ساعت
Ok
David Broček
David Broček - پیش 8 ساعت
Trolls starting using "Oll korrect" in 3...2...1
Nick Fisherman
Nick Fisherman - پیش 8 ساعت
I knew it was a misspelling. I didn't know that it was misspelled on purpose. I thought it was just due to illiteracy.
iwe timer
iwe timer - پیش 9 ساعت
I've been taught by my teacher. OK is from OKlahoma. Oklahoma during WWI
Oskar Thompson
Oskar Thompson - پیش 9 ساعت
🆗
Samuel Vodopia
Samuel Vodopia - پیش 9 ساعت
Amazing
BAEkhyunBae
BAEkhyunBae - پیش 10 ساعت
Thanks Boston
Mr. A
Mr. A - پیش 10 ساعت
my OK will never be the same now -_-
Izzy G
Izzy G - پیش 10 ساعت
Those “hah”s made me crack up idk why
Liam Hayes
Liam Hayes - پیش 10 ساعت
OK
Chris Perry
Chris Perry - پیش 10 ساعت
You are close. The term originated during the Treaty of Doaks Stand. Choctaw War Chief Pushmataha who fought as a General in the Creek War was negotiating a treaty with General Jackson, during the negotiations Pushmataha would use the Choctaw phrase Sia Hoka meaning very well or that is all right with me. General Jackson liked the phrase and started using it, but modified it to OK his soldiers picked up on it during the War of 1812, & started using it...Then all the stuff in your video utilized it as well, but the most recognized phrase in the world OK most likely comes from Choctaw Sia Hoka...which is most befitting, as the Choctaw have fought along side the United States in every conflict since the Creek Wars.
Vivianne Zaitani
Vivianne Zaitani - پیش 11 ساعت
*ok* I just learned very valuable information
Generalsaurkraut
Generalsaurkraut - پیش 11 ساعت
So the media says the ok sign is now racist for some reason but what about the word? I need approval from Vox
Duha S
Duha S - پیش 11 ساعت
What about okay
Adarsh Bhat
Adarsh Bhat - پیش 11 ساعت
"OK Google"
The Reason
The Reason - پیش 11 ساعت
The most commonly used word on the planet is "the"
leghairs
leghairs - پیش 11 ساعت
ok
Juju-be
Juju-be - پیش 11 ساعت
Ok.
ö. . ,
ö. . , - پیش 11 ساعت
Ok is too long for the internet.
Let's use k instead. K?
Hdog01
Hdog01 - پیش 11 ساعت
Ok
Cheese Wizzer
Cheese Wizzer - پیش 11 ساعت
*alright then*
OnceUponATimeNotLongAgo IWasAHoe
OnceUponATimeNotLongAgo IWasAHoe - پیش 11 ساعت
https://youtu.be/W0EouJD9SoA
detroit ghetto
detroit ghetto - پیش 11 ساعت
Then what was the most closest word to okay back in the day?
carealoo744
carealoo744 - پیش 11 ساعت
Mom: Are you ready to go?
Me: Okay- Whoa!
fahad salama
fahad salama - پیش 12 ساعت
More importantly, why correct was spilled with K?
CoastedCan_io
CoastedCan_io - پیش 12 ساعت
Ok
Sam Sanderson
Sam Sanderson - پیش 12 ساعت
I feel weird saying 'ok' now lol, I won't be able to stop thinking about this
No Name
No Name - پیش 12 ساعت
0 Kills
Sam guy
Sam guy - پیش 13 ساعت
Ok
Nakroxis
Nakroxis - پیش 13 ساعت
We shall now spread the "yesn't" meme till it becomes normal in future.
mav 095
mav 095 - پیش 13 ساعت
"Silver Linings Playbook"
21whichiswhich
21whichiswhich - پیش 13 ساعت
When you texted someone a full long sentence and he/she replied 'K', it always gets me annoyed AF!
sky delos santos
sky delos santos - پیش 13 ساعت
Ok A Y
K
A
Y
HappyHusbandn Wife
HappyHusbandn Wife - پیش 14 ساعت
My name start with the letter K
Areyouthick
Areyouthick - پیش 14 ساعت
Ok
Ternedo
Ternedo - پیش 14 ساعت
Old kinderhook!
Papaya Papatya
Papaya Papatya - پیش 14 ساعت
thought this was a vsauce video when i clicked
michael cosentino
michael cosentino - پیش 14 ساعت
Well OK then
Dovidalist
Dovidalist - پیش 14 ساعت
Ok.
Kendo -
Kendo - - پیش 15 ساعت
Me after watching this video: *weakly* ok...
Joan
Joan - پیش 15 ساعت
so intellectuals used shortcuts like brb cya lmao and now were called stupid for using short forms ? I R O N I C
George John
George John - پیش 15 ساعت
Okay...
Newton
Newton - پیش 15 ساعت
I've heard that it's from German, "Ohne Korrektur" (without correction)
General Lee
General Lee - پیش 15 ساعت
Ok.
WHITE HAT VIGILANTE
WHITE HAT VIGILANTE - پیش 15 ساعت
This video was OK
Abel Mishima
Abel Mishima - پیش 15 ساعت
O Killed
Dennis Renström
Dennis Renström - پیش 16 ساعت
This video was ok, I guess
Sam Howard
Sam Howard - پیش 16 ساعت
First of, okay isn't a two letter word...
Indigo
Indigo - پیش 16 ساعت
I was told when soldiers where at war after a battle they would call in to their superiors and if no one was killed they would say” zero kills” later becoming 0.k.
Marcus Price
Marcus Price - پیش 16 ساعت
Ok, sweet. Now I'm smarter
Someone :/
Someone :/ - پیش 16 ساعت
Mcr anyone?
Wanjiku van den Akker
Wanjiku van den Akker - پیش 16 ساعت
Silver Linings Playbook !!!
Benedict Branchflower
Benedict Branchflower - پیش 16 ساعت
OK is love. OK is life.
J. Page
J. Page - پیش 16 ساعت
Okej
C40 Nguij3 Tu`ng
C40 Nguij3 Tu`ng - پیش 16 ساعت
Why not ac tho?
JureGorucan
JureGorucan - پیش 16 ساعت
Soon to go extinct as replaced by the thumbs up emoji :D
Nexus
Nexus - پیش 17 ساعت
Then why do we spell it Okay?
highonsmog
highonsmog - پیش 17 ساعت
They sure spelled things funny back in the day!
bobby jones
bobby jones - پیش 17 ساعت
ok
tomlinson. fro
tomlinson. fro - پیش 17 ساعت
That is way all of the Kardashians names start with K. To katch attention. Conspiracy theory!
GoldFlowBro
GoldFlowBro - پیش 17 ساعت
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vPlN6b7sWs
Tanish Verma
Tanish Verma - پیش 18 ساعت
Ok
Peter Junghans
Peter Junghans - پیش 18 ساعت
Kraft is not spelled with a K to get the customers attention, it’s just the name of the founder: James Lewis Kraft.
He was a German Immigrant and Kraft is a typical German name.
thecubersahil
thecubersahil - پیش 18 ساعت
Ok
Riveravi
Riveravi - پیش 18 ساعت
Here I was thinking ok meant zero kills
MCtech
MCtech - پیش 19 ساعت
i just say K
varick wettlaufer
varick wettlaufer - پیش 19 ساعت
To bad we never actually set foot on the moon...
gourmet fuckin' fruit gels
gourmet fuckin' fruit gels - پیش 19 ساعت
I FEEL SO ATTACKED WITH THE MCR THING IM LAUGHING
jjk087
jjk087 - پیش 19 ساعت
ok computer
Anvish Krishna
Anvish Krishna - پیش 19 ساعت
OK thanks for such great content
Astro Not
Astro Not - پیش 19 ساعت
OK


Sorry for my bad English
Walter Zhao
Walter Zhao - پیش 19 ساعت
the end of the video...
Me: Ok
Cortni Wimberley
Cortni Wimberley - پیش 19 ساعت
I HAVE WONDERED THIS MY WHOLE LIFE I LOVE THE INTERNET
Ragnheiður Torkilsdóttir Tyril
Ragnheiður Torkilsdóttir Tyril - پیش 20 ساعت
I was not ready for Gerard
Joar
Joar - پیش 20 ساعت
I now declare the word "OK" as the meme of all memes. Lol. 😂
Jesse Bashiri
Jesse Bashiri - پیش 20 ساعت
If yallz liked this gotta watch Explained on Netflix 10x better and the greatest tv show theme song
snatched.
snatched. - پیش 20 ساعت
they had even more confusing abbreviations, smh. and the millennials say we don't talk right anymore.
Tracy Raven
Tracy Raven - پیش 21 ساعت
I'll have to ask Stephen Fry.
tori2dles
tori2dles - پیش 21 ساعت
0:11 - You show a Bollywood movie poster, “OK, Jaanu!”
VOX IS SO AWESOME!!!!!
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