Several people have told me Elijah never said, dad, okay, or um.
He did, of course. We all do.
It’s difficult to think of Elijah as a normal guy just like us, but he was,1 Elijah “was a man subject to like passions as we are.”James 5:17 AKJV and he used informal words.
A few tell me informal words are “anachronistic” to Elijah.
Anachronistic words, however, come from a different time, such as airplane or computer. People of all times have used informal words.
I suspect books and movies which portray Biblical characters as hyper spiritual beings with voices from an echo chamber have warped our understanding.