Friday, July 24, 2009

Remember when things were going to be OK?

Damn, I wish this shit was still around. Anyone else remember this radical refreshment??

OK lives on at Markism, PH

OK Soda was a soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company in 1993 that aggressively courted the Generation X demographic with unusual advertising tactics, including endorsements and even outright negative publicity. It did not sell well in select test markets and was officially declared out of production in 1995 before reaching nation-wide distribution. The drink's slogan was "Things are going to be OK."


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What is OK short for?
The most popular theory is that OK comes from ‘oll korrect’, a deliberately misspelled writing of ‘all correct’. It was popularised in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect. Legend also has it that New York Democrats later adopted the abbreviation to promote their candidate Martin Van Buren – the initials ‘OK’ were derived from his nickname, Old Kinderhook.


4 comments:

kdub said...

Wow, totally would never ever have remembered this if you hadn't posted the photos of the actual cans.

Clorivak said...

I don't remember that at all..but then again I'm from Canada..maybs thats why.

1sourapple said...

Do you remember that 1-800 phone number they had where you could call and listen to funny messages & shit?

susan said...

OMG. i haven't thought about this disaster in a long long time.

remember Clear Coke?