Posted by Al on August 07, 2004
In Reply to: A cool million posted by ESC on August 07, 2004
: : Today a friend told me that she'd read that someone recently one a 'cool million'. She asked me why it's referred to as a 'cool million', particularly she said, as if "I'd won it, I'd have thought it was pretty hot!!!".
: : I suggested that things that are cool, are often hot when you think about it. After we discussed that peculiar fact, she then said that she was sure that the term 'cool million' had been used long before the term 'cool' became 'cool'.
: : So does anyone have any idea what I just said? Cool!!! If so, well cool!!!!!!!
: Cool goes back to 1900.
And if you are not confused already go to this link and cont-F >cool. McLuhan's definitions always drove me nut (strike) make that nuttier.
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