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Posted by Lewis on December 20, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Addition to archive? OK posted by ESC on December 20, 2004

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: : : Satisfactory - all correct.

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: : : 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?

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: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/22/messages/214.html

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the alleged French origin is "oc" as in Langued'oc - the place where they say 'oc' for yes.

och aye, it must be true!

L