Posted by Gary Martin on April 09, 2000
In Reply to: OKAY! posted by Michael on April 09, 2000
: OKAY! Or O.K., or ok comes from a while back. Many years ago, someone(forget which office), ran for political office. His last name was Kinderhook. No one could seem to remember his name, so he thought... his campaign slogan then became "Vote for Old Kinderhook... He's OK!" hence, Ok...!
No one knows for sure. Try http://www.shu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/tp_post4.cgi?=264700 for a few of the more common attempts at the origin.