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OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word

Mar 7, 2011
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In his book, <i>OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word</i>, Allan Metcalf catalogs the origin and now ubiquitous use of the two-letter expression – “O.K.” From presidential campaign advertisements to the pages of literature, the figure of speech in one form or another – including “OK” and “okay” – has permeated the vernacular of the United States and made its way out into the world. However you spell it, Mr. Metcalf informs us that to say “OK” is as American as wearing Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars and listening to Blues-laden Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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