Obama warns of the "old okey-doke"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jan 24 14:27:49 UTC 2008

That sense is new to me, but that ain't saying much. I use
"okey-dokey" for "OK", and get some giggles when I do. I always learn
stuff here.

---Amy West

And any work by Arnold that is dismissed by others as "merely
descriptive" is still tons more illuminating to me than analytical
works by others.

>Date:    Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:20:55 -0500
>From:    Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU>
>Subject: Obama warns of the "old okey-doke"
>>From Sumter, SC...
>  Obama used the friendly setting to urge voters not to be fooled by
>what he said were untruths coming from Hillary Clinton's campaign.
>"They're trying to bamboozle you. It's the same old okey-doke," he
>said, using a slang phrase for a con. "Y'all know about okey-doke,
>right? It's the same old stuff."
>--Ben Zimmer

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