Occasionally, I run into things that are actually pretty interesting but can’t find a use for in class. Some slang terms and etymology of words fall into that category, since my units don’t always fit that context.

Today, I ran into a video that discusses why English speakers — and, really, anyone who had to deal with us, thanks to colonialism and imperialism — use the phrase ‘OK’ (though, my students will definitely see me using ‘okay’ because that’s more my style). It’s such a harmless phrase that we probably don’t even think about it at all.

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