Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Front page in the Snoos (Missiles For New Ships. DON'T! Work.)

 

Wear gonna look good in the next little scrap, If we are popin blanks.

I don't understand p00pey speak, would you mind translating that into English, and correcting the punctuation ?

 

Thankyou.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok, we'll trade the "s" and the "space". That still leaves you with 2 unnecessary commas and a missing full-stop. ;)

 

"Full-stop" shouldn't be hyphenated. "Ok" should be written as OK. Small numbers should be written with letters, not given as numerals.

Edited by Hamilton Saint
Link to post
Share on other sites

IIRC, OK was used in the old days when the old sailing ships came back from battle.

 

A board would be put on the outside of the ship so people could see how many sailors had died on that particular voyage.

 

So if say, for example, 8 people had been killed, or missing, 8K would be put on the board. If no-one had been killed, then 0K would be written on the board. So that would be good, as in okey, or, OK as it would look.

 

Simples:cool:

Link to post
Share on other sites
IIRC, OK was used in the old days when the old sailing ships came back from battle.

 

A board would be put on the outside of the ship so people could see how many sailors had died on that particular voyage.

 

So if say, for example, 8 people had been killed, or missing, 8K would be put on the board. If no-one had been killed, then 0K would be written on the board. So that would be good, as in okey, or, OK as it would look.

 

Simples:cool:

 

Wrong but a good try nevertheless.

Link to post
Share on other sites
There are so many attempted explanations for the origins of 'OK'. I think the ship one is a myth.

 

I was told once that someone with the initials OK in the US Army was responsible for checking the gunpowder was dry in artillery shells before they were sent to the front line in WWI to be fired. So if it was alright it was OK. And it kinda stuck from there as so many soldiers saw OK written on the shells. No idea whether that is true.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

View Terms of service (Terms of Use) and Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) and Forum Guidelines ({Guidelines})