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Re: Okay

Posted by ESC on October 22, 2003

In Reply to: Okay posted by cevdet yagci on October 22, 2003

: hello there,

: I would like to explain the origin of the "okay"
: which is exactly coming from turkish as herebelow :
: arrow means in turkish is : ok
: moon means in turkish is : ay
: in the pass the turks used the arrows while they are
: on the horses, the later stages they have contested
: each others in the huge circles to win the competition.
: when the arrow(ok) find the exact mid of the target i.e.(moon=ay). okay means in turkish the target is ok.
: even today, there is place in istanbul which called
: ok meydani(arrow circle).
: briefly ; okay in english arrow and moon.
: moon like circle or target.

: thanks
: cevdet yagci

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