In Reply to: Okey posted by Tom on January 12, 2010 at 23:19:
: In Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel, "Farewell, My Lovely", Phillip Marlowe uses the term 'okey' as we would use 'okay'. The word 'okay' appears nowhere in the entire novel. I understand that OK is an older phrase than 'okey' or 'okey dokey', but why do you suppose Chandler would use this term rather than 'okay?
[It's simply Chandler's preference of spelling - the word is still pronounced the same as "okay," and the same goes for the Okeh record label, pronounced "okay," all right? - B.]