Full Form of OK
‘OK’ is a communal word that we use very frequently in our day-day life conversations. But 90% of the individuals using the OK abbreviation are unaware of its full form.
The full form of OK is ‘Olla Kalla’ in Greek or ‘OllKorrect’ or ‘All Correct.’
Definition of OK
“OK or All Correct'' is an English abbreviation which is a verbal expression used when we want to express our acceptance, approval, agreement with one another, confirmation or if we want to acknowledge something.”
As per research, it was found that OK is the most recurrently verbal or written term on the earth. In the emoji world, OK is also denoted with thumbs up. OK is also used interchangeably with other words like Fine, great, sound’s good. It can also be used with fitting intonation to express suspicion (“OK?”), to ask for confirmation ("Is it OK?") or to forgive someone (“It’s OK”).
Note: The ‘OK’ abbreviation is also used to denote the Oklahoma state of the US.
History of OK
However, the origin of the word OK is still disputed and not exact. There are many explanations to its origin.
Some famous theories claim that OK was initially written in 1839 in a Boston Morning Post concerning Anti-ringing society. During that time, people loved to make funny, misspelled words. They spelled the word 'All correct' as 'OllKorrect' or even 'Ole Kurreck.' Later, they cached the initials of both the works and introduced the term OK. Charles Gordon Greene wrote about the event using the line widely regarded as the first instance of this strain of OK.
The term was widely popular during Marten Van Buren's presidential Campaign in mid-1840. Van Buren's birthplace was Kinderhook, New York. So he got the nickname of 'Old Kinderhook.' In all these Campaigns and rallies, he used the abbreviation of his nickname, i.e., OK. Though during that time, he lost the election, his abbreviation became popular and persisted till today.
Some people believe that the VAN Buren's election theory to OK and Boston newspaper's reference may not be the origin of the term 'OK.' They follow another theory, which claims that 'OK' is derived from an American-Indian origin. In the Indian dictionary, there is a word 'Okeh,' which denotes a positive response to a question.
Other Forms of OK
Different people use different forms of OK as per their liking and convenience. The other terms used for OK that are as follows:
|OK is a different form of OK. It is usually used in formal conversation. It also states agreement, understanding and verifying the things are all good.
|It is a standard term which denotes that you are involved in a conversation.
|It is especially used when you are really happy and want to express deep contentment.
|It is another form of OK when we are in a hurry or probably want to sound cooler.
|It is also another shortcut for OK, which can be used if you hurry or express your anger or negligence that you are no longer interested in that conversation.
Apart from the above forms, some people also use OK emoji while chatting digitally to express their approval or acceptance to one another.
Emoji for OK
Emojis are a part of our digital life. We usually describe our moods to our friends or family with the help of them. Similarly, we can use the emoji for OK instead of typing the word again and again. Almost every chatting application and the messaging platform support the OK emoji.
The various emojis used to demonstrate OK expression are as follows:
Difference between OK and All right
The difference between OK and All right is as follows:
|OK means to seek approval and acceptance.
|The term ‘All Right’ also means to express or seek approval.
|It is not used in any formal conversation and is a slang word.
|It is used in formal conversation and speeches.
|It is also referred to as ‘OKAY’.
|It is referred to as ‘Alright’.
How and when Ok is used?
‘OK’ is a very common term used multiple times during a conversation (verbally or chatting). That is why it is also stated as the most frequently used word on earth.
To understand how OK is used, let’s see a small conversation between Ajay and Suresh.
Ajay: Hello, How are you?
Suresh: Hi, Good. What about you?
Ajay: I am also good. Long time no see.
Ajay: Ok then, I have some work, See you later.
Suresh: Ok. Take care.