Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Nicolle Evans, Jun 18, 2016.
Your own rules?
What do you use or prefer to use?
You left out OK and O.K.!
Why are there so many ways to spell this, honestly.
In proper writerly stuff, I go with 'okay', but casually I use 'ok' all the time.
Are you referring to Oz, the prison setting, or Oz, the munchkin land?
I use okay in writing but in dialogue and real life I use ok. But really, they all sound the same so there's only some distinction.
Both "okay" and "OK" are acceptable. Just make sure you're consistent throughout the manuscript.
I do the same
I read somewhere that 'OK' is the acceptable way to do it, but I've never been fond of it, so I always use 'okay.' I hope it doesn't turn out to be a deal-breaker with some publisher or other.
OK and okay are both considered standard English. Other versions, while common, are not.
I *think* I've only seen 'okay' in modern trad published books, but I can't be certain.
I use okay and my agent didn't change it in her revisions.
I have honestly never seen it written down as O.k (or some variant thereof with the dot in betwixt)
I always wrote it down as Okay, though I have seen it written as Ok.
It's obviously because I'm so used to 'okay' but 'ok' looks truncated to me. If I see it I want to get a red pencil and add '-ay' to the end.
If you're gonna write it as OK, both letters should be capitalized (if you're writing standard English at any rate).
I'm going to use o'K' in comic sans because I'm edgy.
That's good to know.
Like it. V.edgy. Gritty even.
I know that it STARTED as just two letters (OK), but there's something about my brain that refuses to accept that as a full word in its own right. I use "OK" if I'm texting someone, but in every other situation I prefer "okay".
I started with OK, but went to "okay," because I could do more with it. Like have a character respond, "Okaaaaayyy?" dubiously.
Separate names with a comma.