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The Resource OK : the improbable story of America's greatest word, Allan Metcalf

OK : the improbable story of America's greatest word, Allan Metcalf

Label
OK : the improbable story of America's greatest word
Title
OK
Title remainder
the improbable story of America's greatest word
Statement of responsibility
Allan Metcalf
Title variation
  • O.K
  • Okay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Allan Metcalf, a renowned popular writer on language, traces the secret history of OK--how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Metcalf, Allan A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • United States
Label
OK : the improbable story of America's greatest word, Allan Metcalf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The ABCs of OK -- A Saturday morning in Boston -- 1840 : Old Kinderhook is OK -- Hoax : Andrew Jackson's misspelling -- Aesthetics : the look and sound of OK -- False origins -- The business of OK -- O.K. clubs -- The literary OK -- Oklahoma is OK -- Okey-dokey -- Modern OK literature -- The Practical OK -- The world-- and England -- The lifemanship OK -- The psychological OK -- The American philosophy
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 210 p.
Isbn
9780195377934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009709
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn551723688
  • (OCoLC)551723688
Label
OK : the improbable story of America's greatest word, Allan Metcalf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The ABCs of OK -- A Saturday morning in Boston -- 1840 : Old Kinderhook is OK -- Hoax : Andrew Jackson's misspelling -- Aesthetics : the look and sound of OK -- False origins -- The business of OK -- O.K. clubs -- The literary OK -- Oklahoma is OK -- Okey-dokey -- Modern OK literature -- The Practical OK -- The world-- and England -- The lifemanship OK -- The psychological OK -- The American philosophy
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 210 p.
Isbn
9780195377934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009709
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn551723688
  • (OCoLC)551723688

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