This statement is born in America, but is present in almost all languages ​​of the world.There are many theories of the origin mark OK.

Political advertising

known that in 1840, US President Martin Van Buren held its advertising campaign, where the slogan was attended by the name of his birthplace, which he briefly outlined as the OK, and politician born in the Dutch village of Kinderhuk.And with such a reduction young activists of his political party began to spread this slogan, which in the future for a long time stuck in the memory of many people, but was replaced by semanitiku.


second versions of the OK sign is a misspelling of the American phrase "all right."Thus, in the early 20th century American editor posted a newspaper article misspelled.Article ridiculed spelling and
talked about the natural simplicity of the language, so this mistake was made by the authors deliberately.Whether the authors were convincing, or reducing it turned out so well, but it caught on OK in the sense of "good", "everything is fine".

version German and French

German version of the origin of abbreviations is also linked to a newspaper job.Employees browsing article, designated according to the sign, the article does not require adjustment.

Another prerequisite for the emergence of the sign served as the French War.Every day soldiers are reported to your boss about the losses and in their reports have used the following meaning: "0 killed."Zero here plays the role of "O", but the word of the dead are just starting with the letter "K".So the soldiers started a brief report to his superiors about the losses, with the help of the abbreviations that enemies do not recognize the true value.

to other versions of the origin of the sign could be considered OK, the following events: the name of the biscuits to US soldiers during the Civil War, a special designation of the telegraph in the transmission of data, an affirmative answer in the time of ancient Indians.

OK sign as a gesture formed by the connection of the index finger and more, and is used worldwide.There is no consensus about the origin of the sign is not OK, all the scientists who have tried to identify the origin story, failed, and have at least ten different versions.