By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Tuesday marks the 182nd anniversary of the word “O.K.” – and it all started right here in Boston.

CBS This Morning explained that a newspaper editor first used “o.k.” at the end of a paragraph in the Saturday edition of the Boston Morning Post in 1839.  It was a deliberate misspelling of the phrase “all correct” that was meant to poke fun at a rival newspaper.

The origins of OK (Image credit: CBS This Morning)

According to the History Channel, abbreviations were all the rage in the 19th century, just like they are now with “LOL” and “OMG.”

CBSBoston.com Staff