Posted by ESC on December 20, 2004
In Reply to: Addition to archive? OK posted by ESC on December 20, 2004
: : Meaning
: : Satisfactory - all correct.
: : Origin
: : Possibly the most researched phrase of them all, but with no clear evidence as to the origin. The contenders are:
: : A shortened version of 'Oll Korrect'. Used by President Andrew Jackson.
: : 'Old Kinderhook' - nickname of President Martin van Buren.
: : 'Aux quais' - the mark put on bales of cotton in Mississippi river ports.
: : '0 killed' - the report of the night's death toll during the First World War.
: : 'Orl Korrect' - military reporting indicating troops were in good order.
: : As a possible addition to this list, The German phrase Alles Klar, means the same thing, and is pronounced Olles Klar, could this be the source?