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    Default Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    I am doing an assignment for my linguistic class on the word "OK." If you can take a few minutes to answer 10 short questions I would be the happiest person

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WVSFJBW

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    Done

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    D​one.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    Quote Originally Posted by Surveying View Post
    I am doing an assignment for my linguistic class on the word "OK." If you can take a few minutes to answer 10 short questions I would be the happiest person

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WVSFJBW
    I guess your survey is mainly for American students. I didn't really understand your last question (of the ten). What's "Dats coo'"? I don't know if I use 'OK' as an alternative to something that's not English to begin with. So I answered "Never", so you might get a false negative on that one.

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    [QUOTE=Surveying;1049076]I am doing an assignment for my linguistic class on the word "OK."

    I would never write "OK", but I would write 'o k' in something informal."OK" is no more a word than NYC or UK are. This is in spite of the fact that my dictionary seems to accept "OK" as equivalent to 'okay', which is a real word.
    If "OK" were a real word, one would expect its pronunciation to be like the 'oke' in 'broke' or the 'ock' in'clock'.
    The only real word I can think of that is completely capitalized is the word I.

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    Perhaps he's using the word 'word' rather loosely, but that's a good linguistic point.

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    Default Re: Help me with a Survey of the word "OK"

    I took the liberty (and the time, too) to do it, as a fluent speaker of English (but not native, of course), so you might want to bear that in mind.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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