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They don’t get much snow in Portland, Oregon

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April 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on They don’t get much snow in Portland, Oregon

That’s OK

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The etymology of OK was masterfully explained by the distinguished Columbia University professor Allen Walker Read in a series of articles in the journal American Speech in 1963 and 1964. The letters, not to keep you guessing, stand for “oll korrect.” They’re the result of a fad for comical abbreviations that flourished in the late 1830s and 1840s. Read buttressed his arguments with hundreds of citations from newspapers and other documents of the period.

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Read carefully before entering

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You should see the one that got away

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makoshark.jpgA 1,063-pound mako shark hooked close to [the Florida] shore in the Gulf of Mexico is being investigated as a possible world fishing record. The shark was 12 feet and 6 inches long,

April 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on You should see the one that got away