OK was first used by a Boston newspaper editor as an intentionally misspelled, jokey abbreviation of “all correct.”
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Are you listening, Matt Damon?
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Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you’re probably aware that April 20 is an unofficial holiday for those who are.
Don't be afraid to ask why they charge so much.
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How a trip to mother's house introduced a famous luxury brand to the world.
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With enough funding, they will analyze—and then reinter—the remains of people buried between 1707 and 1859 in a Baptist cemetery—and mental_floss will be in the lab with them.
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