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DEFINITION: Oh Kay

Oh Kay

is a way of expressing ambivalent, reluctant agreement with a statement of dubious value.

“…and if Sandoval and Ortiz start hitting and Masterston finds his fastball and 1/2 of the Orioles stay injured and the Yankees start feeling their age, the Red Sox can win the division…”

Oh Kay

“…she is so right for me so if I just quit smoking, go to the gym and get a better job I am so sure that she will want to hook up…”

Oh Kay

“… I exaggerated my background perhaps a little on my application but I am more than capable and I have a lot of skills that don’t show up on a resume’…”

Oh Kay

Oh Kay is usually pronounced with a lower pitch than “okay/OK” and is usually stated after a short pause from the initial speaker.  Eye contact after the Oh Kay is the micro order standard.  A toothy grin between friends assures that good relations continue.

Oh Kay is far from the worst of modern nomenclature.  Indeed, between friends it can lubricate jagged egos and with the proper inflection it offers a hint of humor that isn’t hurtful.

Oh Kay can be an instrument of kindness as a path to reassuring your friend that you are on their side even when reality isn’t.

Oh Kay often accompanies listening while texting so as to continue the interaction and avoid hurting someone’s feelings.

However, in school and in the workplace the rejoinder of Oh Kay is a politically correct way of telling someone that ‘their pleas fall on deaf ears,’ even while a wide smile and nodding head accompany the verbal response.

If a friend says Oh Kay they are still on your side.

If an employer or prospective employer tells you Oh Kay update your resume’

Oh Kay

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