Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Story of Cool

Slang terms come and go, and if you keep using them, they will reveal your age. Things that are good can be the bee's knees, groovy, rad, or awesome, depending on the decade you're in. But good things can be cool, too, no matter what the decade. How did the word "cool" become immortal? Linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill look into the history and usage of the slang word "cool." You have to admit that this video is pretty cool. (via Laughing Squid)

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