Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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OK
by frajo on Tue 27th Oct 2009 08:00 UTC
frajo
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2007-06-29

or even a golden oldie like "okay"

Thom, you should know very well the origin is - again - Greek: Ολα Καλα ;)

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RE: OK
by siride on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:03 in reply to "OK"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

No.

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RE: OK
by Kalessin on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:07 in reply to "OK"
Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

Read the wikipedia article that he linked. The actual origin of the word okay is unknown, and there are several popular theories. The one you mentioned is just one of the popular theories, and it's not even necessarily the most likely.

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