Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 22:01:08 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Allen Walker Read

My previous posting has generated a response that I deeply regret and

did not think that I had implied. I had two points to make, both of which

are important.

First, Allen Walker Read has turned ninety years old, and this is

reason to celebrate. I hold him in the highest regard, and the general

public should be aware of his work.

Second, I've written for the next American Political Items Collectors

KEYNOTER magazine an updated article on "O.K." It serves as an important

supplement to the articles that Read wrote for AMERICAN SPEECH over thirty

years ago.

The KEYNOTER, unlike AMERICAN SPEECH, contains pictures, and the very

many "O.K." political items will be shown for the first time. You'll see the

Oll for Klay badges. You'll see the pOlK badges. You'll see the O.K. barrel

of hard cider. You'll also see citations for previously undiscovered O.K.'s,

O.W.'s (oll wright), O.F.M.'s (our first men), O.L.C.'s (our leading

citizens), K.C.'s (kitchen cabinet), and more.

When it comes out, I think you'll all enjoy it. APIC is on the

internet at

Also, if anyone has any previously unpublished O.K. stuff, please

e-mail me immediately so it can be credited and included.

Again, that's all I meant to say, and I feel it's very important to the

topic. I sincerely apologize for the off-topic remark that caused the

previous postings.