U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 25

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WASHINGTON,  March 25, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily
"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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MONDAY, MARCH 25: COINING A PHRASE

Profile America  -  Monday, March 25th.  One of the most distinctive and near
universal American colloquialisms - the affirmation "OK" - appeared in public
for the first time this week in 1839.  There have been claims that "OK" derives
from languages as diverse as Greek and Choctaw and that it appeared in earlier
American documents, but it was first published in a Boston Morning Post story,
with a brief definition.  While "ok" took off around the country and eventually
the world, time ko'd the Boston Post, which folded in 1956, after 125 years of
publication.  Today in the U.S., there are nearly 8,500 newspaper publishers
still doing okay in this digital age.  You can find more facts about America's
people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at 
www.census.gov.  

Sources:   www.history.com
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 5111

Profile America  is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the
U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments,
ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at  http://www.census.gov 
(look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).   

SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau

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