Addition to archive? OK

Posted by Nikhilesh sinha on December 19, 2004


Satisfactory - all correct.


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?