K kk — Why people type k kk instead of okay or ok

If you are on any social media, Facebook, Whatsapp, and the likes and you chat frequently on these platforms, you must have noticed some people sending you k kk instead of okay or ok.

In this post, I will share with you some of the things about k kk and the possible reason why people are using it instead of k, okay, or ok.

That is what you want to know, I guess?

Read on as you will get to find out just that in this post.

After reading through, you will know how k kk came about.

Trust me on that.

Just be sure you read between the lines so you get the full gist.

Personally, I hate using short forms to converse on social media, this is just one of them.

Anyway, I didn’t write to you to share my position in this case.

How k kk came about

In the mid to late 1990s, kk first appeared in the online gaming industry.

When I first saw it was in Ultima Online.

Someone stutter-typed kk instead of k on the keyboard.

A lot of people made a mockery of him, then he clarified that he meant okay.

Someone else suggested that typing kk instead of ok saves time because the k is the same.

True, but only somewhat more efficient, particularly when you have to explain its meaning.

In summary, people adopt kk because k is becoming dismissive.

As said earlier, I don’t like it when someone uses kk instead of typing it correctly.

Preferably, you can use ok or even okay.

What other people are saying about kk

Even though some people find this uncomfortable to deal with, a lot of people see it as a more fun way of typing k.

It’s energizing as if you don’t have any doubts or are enjoying the chat.

I generally see this used mostly among the female folks, but it’s always entertaining when a guy does it.

If you read carefully, you must have learned a lot about the use of “kk” already.

Most students I meet use it as a kind of cuteness, friendliness, and almost baby speak.

Many of them have no idea where it came from or were not even existing when it happened.

Many people are unaware of its additional applications, such as rushing someone to a conclusion or saying “I got it already, enough.”

From an etiquette standpoint, it’s usually advisable to stick to simple terms that accurately represent your meaning until you get to know a person and how they interpret these things.

Then you can adopt shorthand expressions to which you and others both ascribe the same meaning, preventing confusion and offense.