Why we say “OK”

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Vox - پیش 2 ماه
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
Mikeeyguy26 264
Mikeeyguy26 264 - پیش 2 روز
Just to let you know, "ok" is spelled "okay" it's a four letter word, not two
ion - پیش 13 روز
VaanDamn E.
VaanDamn E. - پیش ماه
I think Vox got the Morse Code wrong. A quick search shows that "O" is "..." not ".." at 2:44 can you double check?
Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar
+nikos papadopoulos Turks are ancestors of Anglosaxons, Bulgarians, Hungarians.. . Black or Blue eyed black, blond and red haired warrior nation aiming to establish a one/a world state coming from East and Middle Asia rolling into all Europe, Scandinavia, Britain.. carrying their linguistic ancestary too: Attila and Mete Khans are key historical figures to meet the link. .. Nevertheless more than %50 Finnish vocabulary where being of Turkish language origin, especially many English words are considerably or very directly are same or their structures are of same consonants. As for German.. their history includes an era of defness and thonglesness. So they articulating the words with more hardship asin much strongness or strength.. where also word variations are more and with much of spree from the authentic Asian backgrounds (Asian Turkish) in comparison to the English. .. I know Turkish and English.. and can easily see the linguistic characteristics intersections in their authentic progeny and what we read in history thar took place with the actions of Attila and Mete Khans explain the how, why questionaries.. and terms are easily explicit to those are well educated in history and structures of langusges issues. Even today.. the vowels at times driving some into hardship, especially those who are not aware of the authentic stances of English and Turkish, about comprehension/configuring of the very same wordalites of the two languages. And for sure there is an issue of rule of change of articulations and meaning variations as one issue at first fir many academicians.. but.. though even in 70s these rules have been written are cited in encyclopedias.. (like Larousse) the cultural exploitation age has not left a place or time for these serious realities be seen by most. The postmodern age is destroying the reality of all humanity along with healthy sex stances, concept of family, ecosystems, cultures.. thar us not a surprise one to get overwhelmed by hearing the English-German-Bulgarian-Turk relations be it by ancestory or linguistically.
83jwilson - پیش ماه
Vox Your Morse code was a bit off...
Throathead - پیش ساعت
okay then
bamcki - پیش 3 ساعت
Boom Boom Pow
Boom Boom Pow - پیش 5 ساعت
Moon landing was faKed..... oK!!
Brandanax Niculene YT
Brandanax Niculene YT - پیش 8 ساعت
sp ts
sp ts - پیش 10 ساعت
This story is not true ....the story goes back to a place in Greece which the are shipping protect for the eupore and the forced to every box to be checked before shipping and because they wanted to be faster they short the phrase " ολα καλα " which means "everything is fine" to O.K. ...... Check that vox
Patthew Savants
Patthew Savants - پیش 10 ساعت
dat part
Carlos Valencia
Carlos Valencia - پیش 11 ساعت
Rossana Parejo
Rossana Parejo - پیش 11 ساعت
I learned this from the movie " Silver Linings playbook"
The Ok Church
The Ok Church - پیش 11 ساعت
Dark Modern
Dark Modern - پیش 18 ساعت
Nope, its an american term we gained from native american linguistics, like lasso. It derives from the shortened word "hokay" You can see it in Mark Twain. Its from the Oklahoma region of tribes, along with Heya/Heyahoka which became "Hey" over the years. I wouldnt be suprised if the news articles you sourced were published by people eager to anglicize mative american culture that was too indelible to eradicate. Early truthspeak.
turquoise770 - پیش 23 ساعت
Victor Mançur
Victor Mançur - پیش 23 ساعت
How can I help with subtitles? I'm from Brazil and I love this channel, but I can't share with my friends or the community 'cause most Brazilians doesn't know English.
Rana Ram
Rana Ram - پیش 23 ساعت
Ok Jaanu
Aiden Banana
Aiden Banana - پیش روز
its_a_trab - پیش روز
Fun fact, we say ok in dutch too. Idk about other languages but we say it in holland
Anonymous - پیش روز
Marshall Zane
Marshall Zane - پیش روز
Weird flex but *oll korrect*
Carleigh The toad
Carleigh The toad - پیش روز
4ftershock - پیش روز
An "O" is 3 dashes, not 2 dots.
Aꙅꙅ dAↄkwAᴙbꙅ
Aꙅꙅ dAↄkwAᴙbꙅ - پیش روز
Well, the Bloods replace their C's to B's and the Crips change their B's to C's. Trying to remember that would drive me brazy.
Mighty Hacker
Mighty Hacker - پیش روز
Ok this is epic
alex leon
alex leon - پیش روز
John Borden
John Borden - پیش روز
You mean to tell me that cheeky hipsters from Boston started all of this?
KUUDA - پیش روز
AbOoOd 1221
AbOoOd 1221 - پیش روز
Why we say why
Sabrina M
Sabrina M - پیش روز
Michal Nemecek
Michal Nemecek - پیش 2 روز
I thought OK came from Of Course (K because Course is pronounced with a K sound)
Michal Nemecek
Michal Nemecek - پیش 2 روز
I thought OK came from Of Course (K because Course is pronounced with a K sound
I have an edgy profile picture
I have an edgy profile picture - پیش 2 روز
Mushroom of Misfortune
Mushroom of Misfortune - پیش 2 روز
All Correct = Oll Korrect = Okay = Ok = k

(Thus I give Thee evolution)
Morgan James
Morgan James - پیش 2 روز
me llamo Jeff
me llamo Jeff - پیش 2 روز
Nick Slayr Music
Nick Slayr Music - پیش 2 روز
JesusLемus - پیش 2 روز
Bobby Robles
Bobby Robles - پیش 2 روز
I’m Bored
I’m Bored - پیش 2 روز
During this video I kept saying ok 😂💀🤷‍♀️
Cerise Min
Cerise Min - پیش 2 روز
Why okay?
dddaizy - پیش 2 روز
0:04 goddamn it
Omar Cruz
Omar Cruz - پیش 2 روز
SeeingFire - پیش 2 روز
ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3
When my Mom calls me
Me: Hello....yes
Me: Ok
Me: Ok
Me: Ok
Me: Ok
Me: Ok
Me: Ok
Me: Bye
ɢᴀʟᴀxʏ ɢᴀᴍɪɴɢ :3
Gabriela Glennda
Gabriela Glennda - پیش 2 روز
no wonder the Kardashian gains all the attention
Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου
Actually it originates from the British and the Greeks when doing trade, the Greeks would write OK on cargo boxes (short for Όλα Καλά = Óla Kalá= all good/ everything is good- indirect translation ). The British obviously read it O-K and that’s how the abréviation was born.
Giovanni Striano
Giovanni Striano - پیش 3 روز
Weird flex but ok
Brendan Sullivan
Brendan Sullivan - پیش 3 روز
you had the chance to end the video with "OK guys cut it out" and u missed it
Billion EP Purba
Billion EP Purba - پیش 3 روز
It infuriates me how you guys didn't include the reference of "Ok" in the fault in our Stars.
kenry landers
kenry landers - پیش 3 روز
weird flex, but *ok*
GGalaxySnip Galactic
GGalaxySnip Galactic - پیش 3 روز
Willyosk 777
Willyosk 777 - پیش 3 روز
Lazy Roll
Lazy Roll - پیش 3 روز
Sally Shoaf
Sally Shoaf - پیش 3 روز
So basically the popularization of OK has to do with a r/fellowkids
Noah L
Noah L - پیش 3 روز
Ok not okay
That Guy
That Guy - پیش 3 روز
0:16 Wow. I literally can't believe Vox thinks the OK hand sign is ok. It's aactually a white supremacist literally hitler hand sign. Jail anyone that replies to this
Crochet With Ayden
Crochet With Ayden - پیش 3 روز
Isn’t it annoying when people comment the same thing as you and they get thousands of likes and you get none?
This Girl
This Girl - پیش 3 روز
Banana Are Awesome
Banana Are Awesome - پیش 3 روز
I thought it was for okay
Justin H
Justin H - پیش 3 روز
Whenever you go to a website, if the page loads the server returned a "200 OK" HTTP Status code. So even computers say "OK."
Zach Kaiell
Zach Kaiell - پیش 3 روز
Worst pet shop. ever.
tobzmiyagi - پیش 3 روز
I don't buy it
gucci squidward
gucci squidward - پیش 3 روز
I thought it was a short version of okay
G. B.
G. B. - پیش 3 روز
Micha chahta anumpa anumpoli li :-) I speak Choctaw. Chahta sia hoke. I am Choctaw. Ok is a Choctaw word.
painedumonde - پیش 3 روز
Jason Randolph
Jason Randolph - پیش 3 روز
Mortal Kombat
MysticBlast3r26 - پیش 4 روز
this is so sad, *alexa* play despacito
Abhay Nadayil
Abhay Nadayil - پیش 4 روز
Ok Jaanu
Shriya Sista
Shriya Sista - پیش 4 روز
Haiyan Karbelkar
Haiyan Karbelkar - پیش 4 روز
The video was ok
30secondstomarsMBH - پیش 4 روز
And now we just say K. I love humanity sometimes!!!!
Padsy Waps
Padsy Waps - پیش 4 روز
Rahul Balan
Rahul Balan - پیش 4 روز
So when did we start adding "ay" to "ok"?
Thieving Peppers
Thieving Peppers - پیش 4 روز
The meme that will never die
Autumn's Child
Autumn's Child - پیش 4 روز
But like... I screamed when Gerard said Okay 😝
Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel - پیش 4 روز
Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel - پیش 4 روز
The Boy’s Club
The Boy’s Club - پیش 4 روز
CXLE - پیش 4 روز
Crazy that this company was made by a literal white supremacist
Charles Mcdermid
Charles Mcdermid - پیش 4 روز
I always spell it okay
Dorian Emin-Jeong
Dorian Emin-Jeong - پیش 4 روز
pandaroc1 - پیش 4 روز
Okkkk 🤷🏽‍♂️
deathcamel - پیش 4 روز
Worst pet shop. Ever.
-Gemberkoekje- - پیش 4 روز
I thought It was "Are you walking Annie"
-Gemberkoekje- - پیش 4 روز
Grecia Urcadiz
Grecia Urcadiz - پیش 4 روز
ReachSkyla - پیش 4 روز
No one punch man reference?
ReachSkyla - پیش 4 روز
The strongest meme in history
Tami Cohen
Tami Cohen - پیش 4 روز
Krusty Krab
Stephen Shields
Stephen Shields - پیش 5 روز
We did not go to the moon
BrazenBullXXX - پیش 5 روز
Memes live forever.
Mrs. Hi
Mrs. Hi - پیش 5 روز
OK, thanks,
Dude Gamers
Dude Gamers - پیش 5 روز
Anonymous 123
Anonymous 123 - پیش 5 روز
Of course it was in Boston
mysterious blue guy
mysterious blue guy - پیش 5 روز
me: weird flex but -ok- _oll korrect_
Mike Limon
Mike Limon - پیش 5 روز
12 - پیش 5 روز
TriplM - پیش 5 روز
Ok then
Bubb a
Bubb a - پیش 5 روز
Clement - پیش 5 روز
So it all came from a meme in the 1800s?

The power of memes yall
Jason Perez
Jason Perez - پیش 5 روز
Weird flex but ok