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The Earliest Use of the Term "OK" We Have Ever Seen It also settles the dispute about whether the Democrats and their Whig opponents were referring to Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren as "OK", as the Whigs used it here to mock him It also settles the dispute about whether the Democrats and their Whig opponents were referring to Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren as "OK", as the Whigs used it here to mock him
1840. OK (or okay, and O.K.) is an American word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. OK is used as a loanword in at least 80 other languages. It has been described as the most frequently spoken or written word on the planet. The earliest known use of OK in print was 1839, in the edition of March 23 of the Boston Evening Post, where it was used to mean "all correct".It was in an announcement of a trip by the Anti-Bell-Ringing Society. Some later claimed that the term achieved national recognition in 1840, when supporters of the Democratic Party during the 1840 United States presidential election were said to have used it to refer to their nominee, Martin Van Buren, who was nicknamed ""Old Kinderhook"" because he was a native of Kinderhook, NY. Supporters, it is said, held parades with participants shouting "Van Buren is OK". Others have thrown doubt on the claim of connection to Van Buren. The proof that it does relate to Van Buren is right here before us.In the 1840 election, voting was held in New Jersey from November 1 to December 2.A clipping from an 1840 newspaper, likely November, from Warren County, New Jersey, sarcastically entitled "New Jersey, O.K." giving a report on the failure of the Democratic ticket in New Jersey in the presidential election which pitted Whigs William Henry Harrison against the Democrat (and incumbent president) Martin Van Buren. It is a scornful, mocking article, with such phrases as "The triumph in New Jersey will gladden the heart of every true-hearted citizen of the Union. The Eyes of the Whig Party in eve … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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