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OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word

by Allan Metcalf

It is said to be the most frequently spoken (or typed) word on the planet, more common than an infant's first word ma or the ever-present beverage Coke. It was even the first word spoken on the moon. It is "OK"-- the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the secret history of OK--how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence. Allan Metcalf, a renowned popular writer on language, here traces the evolution of America's most popular word, writing with brevity and wit, and ranging across American history with colorful portraits of the nooks and crannies in which OK survived and prospered. He describes how OK was born as a lame joke in a newspaper article in 1839--used as a supposedly humorous abbreviation for "oll korrect" (ie, "all correct")--but should have died a quick death, as most clever coinages do. But OK was swept along in a nineteenth-century fad for abbreviations, was appropriated by a presidential campaign (one of the candidates being called "Old Kinderhook"), and finally was picked up by operators of the telegraph. Over the next century and a half, it established a firm toehold in the American lexicon, and eventually became embedded in pop culture, from the "I'm OK, You're OK" of 1970's transactional analysis, to Ned Flanders' absurd "Okeley Dokeley!" Indeed, OK became emblematic of a uniquely American attitude, and is one of our most successful global exports. Anyone who loves the life of words or the quirky corners of American culture will find this delightful book [is] more than just OK.

The Oklahoma Adventure

by Billie Joan English Sharon Cooper Calhoun

This is a textbook on the history of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Adventure

by Billie Joan English Sharon Cooper Calhoun

Read about the history and current events of Oklahoma. Topics covered include: on early days in Oklahoma, settlement, territorial days, war & development and coming of age. This book also contains interesting stories about Oklahoma.

Oklahoma: The History of an American State

by Rita Geiger Ellen Sue Blakey

How can a state that is so young have such a strong sense of history? After all, Oklahoma only became a state at the beginning of the twentieth century. There are still people alive who remember those events, and the stories are still fresh in the memories of families. At the same time, the geographical area that includes Oklahoma is one of the oldest places on the continent. Compared to our ancient mountains--worn away with age and time--the Rocky Mountains are still young.

Oklahoma Holt Algebra 1

by David J. Chard Earlene J. Hall Edward B. Burger

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Oklahoma Integrated Science (Grade 7)

by Mcdougal Littell

McDougal Littell Science pulls together units from the different categories of science to give you a broad picture of how scientists study nature.

Oklahoma, Land of Opportunity

by Bonnie Mcdonald

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Oklahoma Math [Grade 4]

by Matt Larson Miriam A. Leiva Juli K. Dixon

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Oklahoma: The Sooner State

by Carol Haralson

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The Oklahoma Story

by Gibbs Smith

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Oklahoma Unit Assessment [Grade 3]

by Macmillan Mcgraw-Hill

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Old and New: Painting Through Time

by Marsha Cone

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Old English Literature: Critical Essays

by R. M. Liuzza

Recognizing the dramatic changes in Old English studies over the past generation, this up-to-date anthology gathers twenty-one outstanding contemporary critical writings on the prose and poetry of Anglo-Saxon England, from approximately the seventh through eleventh centuries. The contributors focus on texts most commonly read in introductory Old English courses while also engaging with larger issues of Anglo-Saxon history, culture, and scholarship. Their approaches vary widely, encompassing disciplines from linguistics to psychoanalysis. In an appealing introduction to the book, R. M. Liuzza presents an overview of Old English studies, the history of the scholarship, and major critical themes in the field. For both newcomers and more advanced scholars of Old English, these essays will provoke discussion, answer questions, provide background, and inspire an appreciation for the complexity and energy of Anglo-Saxon studies.

The Old Regime and the French Revolution (Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7)

by John W. Boyer Julius Kirshner

The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

Old Testament Studies 1

by Edward Bossenbroek

Old Testament Studies is a guide for a direct study of the Bible. It has a twofold emphasis--to help you learn biblical facts and understand their implications.

Old Testament Studies 2

by Edward Bossenbroek

Old Testament Studies is a guide for a direct study of the Bible. It has a twofold emphasis--to help you learn biblical facts and understand their implications.

Old Testament Studies 3

by Edward Bossenbroek

This book is a guide for a direct study of the Bible. It has a twofold emphasis--to help you learn biblical facts and understand their implications.

Old World History and Geography in Christian Perspective (3rd Edition)

by Laurel Elizabeth Hicks

This book takes students through the geographical regions and history of the world, from a Christian viewpoint.

Old World History and Geography in Christian Perspective (Fourth Edition)

by Laurel Hicks

By studying Asia first, and then the other continents of the Old World, the reader will gain an understanding of the events that led to the discovery and settlement of the New World--North and South America.

Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan (9th Edition)

by Marcia L. London Patricia A. Wieland Ladewig Michele R. Davidson

This family-focused text that provides comprehensive coverage of maternal-newborn nursing and women's health with special attention to evidence-based practice, cultural competence, critical thinking, professionalism, patient education, and home/community care. Accurate, readable, personal, and engaging, OLDS' MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING & WOMEN'S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN, 9/e reflects a deep understanding of pregnancy and birth as normal life processes, and of family members as partners in care. This edition includes a deeper discussion of childbirth at risk; four new nursing care plans; updated coverage of contraception, complementary/alternative therapies, and much more. New teaching features include Professionalism in Practice and Health Promotion Education boxes, Clinical Judgment case studies, and Critical Thinking questions. This edition also aligns more closely with AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.

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