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Re: VMs: left & right word entropy
On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Dennis wrote:
> Mart Vabar wrote:
> > > Okeey (afaik "Okey" is a word of American Indians)
> *Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary* says for
> etymology of
> "OK or okay" (abbr. of oll korrect, alter. of all
> correct) (1839)
well, to tell the truth, I don't believe, VMS comes from New World.
But I am quite sure, the word "okey" was used (in modern meaning) on huge
territories when english-speaking settlement arrived in Texas. I am not so sure,
who picked it up - merchants or cowboys. It is believed, the world could
originate from the language of choctaw Indians (today about 15'000).
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