After conducting numerous studies, linguists in different countries have made a unanimous conclusion - the most widely used word on the planet is "ok".
However, there is still debate about where it came from.
There are several versions of the origin of "Ok":
* 1839. Ok was first published in the Boston Morning Post in England. The word was coined by the editor of the publication. He simply abbreviated "all correct". Then the native speakers transformed the language into “all correct”.
* The next version tells about the German origin of the phrase. The proofreader of a German newspaper, in case of unnecessary changes in the material, had to put a verdict on O. K. - “ohne Korrektur”, which means “No proofreading”.
* Also the French have their own version. The word "Ok", they said, appeared during the war. In the daily rapports, in the absence of losses, it was written "0 killed", which was then reduced and received "O K" ("Ou Kei"). Later, this phrase was picked up by the British pilots, who also began to report that there were no losses, and that they were doing well with the planes.
* The phrase "Ok" originated with the advent of container shipping. Back then, the port mover was responsible for marking containers with the phrase "All Keep", which was later mistakenly shortened to "Ok".
* O. K. comes from the abbreviation of the birthplace of US President Martin Van Buuren, Old Kinderhook, New York. Van Buren chose a pseudonym for his birthplace, which led to the advertising slogan "Old Kinderhook is O. K." his campaign in 1840, spread by the Democratic Party, of which young and active Americans were members.
What version do you think is more plausible?