Tuesday, 20 October 2015

ABC Wednesday,O of OK


 New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service. Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. The series title is taken from the proverb "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"

These retired policemen and woman might be old, but they still do their job well and sometimes even better than the original police officer who did the investigation when the crime had happened.

"OK" (also spelled "okay", "ok", or "O.K.") is a word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "OK", as an adjective, can also express acknowledgment without approval. "OK" has frequently turned up as a loanword in many other languages.
As an adjective, "OK" means "adequate", "acceptable" ("this is OK to send out"), "mediocre" often in contrast to "good" ("the food was OK"); it also functions as an adverb in this sense. As an interjection, it can denote compliance ("OK, I will do that"), or agreement ("OK, that is fine"). As a verb and noun it means "assent" ("the boss OKed the purchase" and "the boss gave his OK to the purchase"). As a versatile discourse marker (or back-channeling item), it can also be used with appropriate voice tone to show doubt or to seek confirmation ("OK?" or "Is that OK?").

It's alright, it’s OK
Doesn’t really matter if you're old and grey
It's alright I say, it’s OK
Listen to what I say!

It's alright, doing fine,
Doesn’t really matter if the sun don’t shine,
It's alright I say, it's OK
We’re getting to the end of the day!

Hi tech, low tech, take your pick
‘Cause you can’t teach an old dog a brand new trick
I don’t care what anybody says,
At the end of the day

There’s a place that I can find
A drink or two to ease my mind
Golden days

It’s alright, take your time,
Ev’rybody thinks that you’re past your prime.
It’s alright, it’s OK.
Still got plenty to say

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with O


Cloudia said...

Still got plenty to say!



Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They had that British show on our Public Television Station in Florida -- I loved it so much!!! It really WAS OK! Thanks for the reminder -- I am going to look to see if it is on here in Oregon or if we can get it on NetFlix or Amazon. (Older "Brit-coms" and British mysteries play often on PBS and they are some of the few TV shows I really enjoy!(

Leslie: said...

I never miss this show, but Sandra has gone off to work elsewhere now and Sasha has stepped in to replace her. She's very good -just as good as Sandra was.

abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

Ha die Wil

Jahhhhhhhhh geweldig serie!
En ben blij te hebben ontdekt dat de BBC ze weer uitzendt op het kanaal dat wij hier kunnen ontvangen.
Ik moet wel toegeven dat ik die eerste serie het leukst vond... de cast van de nieuwere versies, daar kan ik maar niet aan wennen.

Lieve groet
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

photowannabe said...

I really hadn't thought of all the different ways the word okay can be used.
I just use it..(:0)
The series sounds like it's very entertaining.
I'm glad we can be taught new tricks....

Hildred said...

Love that show, - a wonderful cast of oldies but goodies.

Gattina said...

I really loved these series and think I have seen them all ! They were so nice and very entertaining !

Mascha said...

I think, OK will understanding in most languages today.
Greetings from Germany

Photo Cache said...

OK is universal language.


Roger Owen Green said...

Yup. I think I did OK for an ABCW intro, once upon a time.

DEE DEE said...

hmm OK Nice

Su-sieee! Mac said...

An old dog can learn new tricks if she feels like it. :-) That TV show sounds like something I'd watch. Unless they're all too grumpy about life.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Trubes said...

Hello Wi,
I'm ashamed to say that I've not watched that programme but
I shall see if I can get hold of it one way or another, OK?
I thought that OK was an American slang expression meaning 'Is that alright'
or all correct'?
On checking in my trusty old Chambers Dictionary, the expression does go back to
It confirms all that you have written. It is also suggested that OK originated
as an abbreviation of 'orl korreki' a facetious misspelling of all correct, current in the US in the 1830's, and then was then used as a slogan by Van Buren's party in the 1840 US presidential election (Van Buren was born at Kinderhook, near Albany New York and was known as Old Kinderhook).
I wonder if the sagely Roger knows this, seeing as he lives in Albany New York?
See how ABCW stirs one's imagination! Something new I have learned today.
Thank you Wil.
I wonder also, was Van Buren of Dutch origin ?
Must get on the case, just as a retired detective would do... most appropriate or OK even ?
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Trubes said...

Hi Wil, P.S.
Back again, Van Buren was indeed of Dutch descent, Kinderhook was a town
of Dutch settlers who spoke only Dutch when in their homes.
He was the only US President (1837-1841) who had English as his second language.
He descended from Cornelius Meassen of the town of Buren in the Netherlands.
Needless to say all this information, and more was gleaned from good old Wikipedia!
So your inspiration for 'OK' has historic Dutch roots...
Sounds OK to me !
Di xx
ABCW team.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your extensive. comment about van Buren. I know about Martin van Buren, who was Dutch. Anyway OK is now an International
word.. Everybody knows what it means and uses it.

Wil, ABCWTeam.

Ann said...

OK - I like it.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Ok dokie

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

the poem has beautiful rhyming notes,
your words ring musical,

amazing OK choice.

bettyl-NZ said...

I discovered this show after moving to New Zealand and I watch it every chance I get!!