Some translations of para- and extra-canonical Chinese Buddhist texts are included at the end of the list.
Numerous explanations for the origin of the expression have been suggested, but few have been discussed seriously by linguists. The following proposals have found mainstream recognition.
Boston abbreviation fad[ edit ] The etymology that most reference works provide today is based on a survey of the word's early history in print: He also documented controversy surrounding OK and the history of its folk etymologiesboth of which are intertwined with the history of the word itself.
Read argues that, at the time of the expression's first appearance in print, a broader fad existed in the United States of "comical misspellings" and of forming and employing acronyms, themselves based on colloquial speech patterns: One predecessor of OK was OW, "oll wright.
English for a decade or more before its appearance in newspapers. OK's original presentation as "all correct" was later varied with spellings such as "Oll Korrect" or even "Ole Kurreck". The term appears to have achieved national prominence inwhen supporters of the Democratic political party claimed during the United States presidential election that it stood for "Old Kinderhook", a nickname for the Democratic president and candidate for reelection, Martin Van Burena native of Kinderhook, New York.
The country-wide publicity surrounding the election appears to have been a critical event in OK's history, widely and suddenly popularizing it across the United States. Read proposed an etymology of "OK" in "Old Kinderhook" doctor in chinese writing and meanings Various challenges to the etymology were presented; e.
Read's etymology gained immediate acceptance, and is now offered without reservation in most dictionaries. Some believe that the Boston newspaper's reference to OK may not be the earliest. Some are attracted to the claim that it is of American-Indian origin. There is an Indian word, okeh, used as an affirmative reply to a question.
Mr Read treated such doubting calmly. These missionaries ended many sentences in their translation of the Bible with the particle "okeh", meaning "it is so", and was listed as an alternative spelling in the Webster's.
The presumption was that the use of particle "oke" or "hoke" was so common and self-evident as to preclude any need for explanation or discussion for either its Choctaw or non-Choctaw readership. This language was used, in particular, for communication with the slave-owning   Cherokee an Iroquoian -family language.
Arguments for a more Southern origin for the word note the tendency of English to adopt loan words in language contact situations, as well as the ubiquity of the OK particle.
Similar particles exist in native language groups distinct from Iroquoian AlgonquianCree cf. West African[ edit ] A verifiable early written attestation of the particle 'kay' is from transcription by Smyth of a North Carolina slave not wanting to be flogged by a European visiting America: Kay, massa, you just leave me, me sit here, great fish jump up into da canoe, here he be, massa, fine fish, massa; me den very grad; den me sit very still, until another great fish jump into de canoe; His argument was reprinted in various newspaper articles between and The West African hypothesis had not been accepted by by any etymologists,    yet has since appeared in scholarly sources published by linguists and non-linguists alike.
Some of them are thought to fall into the category of folk etymology and are proposed based merely on apparent similarity between OK and one or another phrase in a foreign language with a similar meaning and sound.
A corruption from the speech of the large number of descendants of Scottish and Ulster Scots Scots-Irish immigrants to North America, of the common Scots phrase och aye "oh yes". The announcement of a trip by the Anti-Bell-Ringing Society a "frolicsome group" according to Read received attention from the Boston papers.
Charles Gordon Greene wrote about the event using the line that is widely regarded as the first instance of this strain of OK, complete with gloss: The above is from the Providence Journalthe editor of which is a little too quick on the trigger, on this occasion. We said not a word about our deputation passing "through the city" of Providence.
The "Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells," is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his "contribution box," et ceteras, o. Read gives a number of subsequent appearances in print.Find and save ideas about Chinese symbol tattoos on Pinterest.
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