19th century texting

The origins of the word “okay” are a bit obscure. One thing we learned while reading up on the subject is that there was an abbreviation craze in 1838 in Boston. NG is no go, GT is gone to Texas, and so forth. The word reached national prominence two years later when the presidential campaign of Martin van Buren apparently used the slogan vote for OK. Additional trivia contest point: OK was the first president actually born in the United States.

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