It’s one of the most commonly recognised English words in the world.

You probably use it scores of times a day. But how much do you know about okay?

Its origins are obscure, but here to talk us through it is Allan Metcalf, linguist and author of OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word, this week on Talk the Talk.


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Allan Metcalf’s home page
http://www.allanmetcalf.com

OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word
http://www.amazon.com/OK-Improbable-Story-Americas-Greatest/dp/0199892539

March 23rd is OK day
https://www.facebook.com/OKDayMarch23