Posted by Bob on September 25, 2005
In Reply to: Okie dokie smokey posted by Nancy on September 25, 2005
: I was recently told that the term "okie dokie smokey" was offensive to African Americans. Does anyone know the origin of this saying or why it is offensive?
The "okie dokie" part wouldn't be offensive. It's just a jovial elaboration of "ok." But "smoke" is an offensive racial epithet, and even in combination with the jokey rest, inappropriate language.