Thursday, August 18, 2005

A found word

(in the comments boxes of Karri Kokko's Blonde on Blonde.
oukkidoukki

4 comments:

KK said...

Hee! Believe it or not, it's a degenerate of the word O.K. in the Finnish vernacular. Anyway, you made a fine catch, since you very rarely see it in print. The pronounciation goes something like this:

OH-kee DOH-kee

although you'd have to keep the ee's very short.

mark young said...

Got what it was from the sound / look / context. & it's pronounced & used the same in English. But it just looked so wonderful, those double ks. They're what made it seem so stereotypically Finnish, otherwise I'd take it to be a Greek (Grikk?) musician, or maybe KK drunk on ouzo.

Oukkidoukki?

KK said...

Foolish me... Why didn't I hear it in my head right away? Of course it comes from the English vernacular (I've used it myself plenty of times, I should think). I guess it's because I don't think I've ever seen "oukkidoukki" spelled out in English.

Geof Huth said...

Karri,

Spelled out in English its "okey-dokey."

(I've been traveling, so I'm behind in my reading.)

Geof