Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 20:38:15 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Allen Walker Read: OK

Barry Popik mentions "the articles that Read wrote for AMERICAN SPEECH over

thirty years ago." Most of you probably know these, but they are masterpieces

that shouldn't be forgotten, so here are the citations (from the AmSp index,

available at our Web site). - Allan Metcalf

The First Stage in the History of "O.K.". 38 (1963):5-27.

The Second Stage in the History of "O.K.". 38:83-102.

The Folklore of "O.K.". 39 (1964):5-25.

Successive Revisions in the Explanation of "O.K.". 39:243-67.

Later Stages in the History of "O.K.". 39:83-101.