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Cool

Posted by Lotg on November 17, 2003

How old is the term 'cool' (eg. to exclaim pleasure at something that's really groovy)? In the last item I posted I referred to a movie I watched called Vice Versa, made in 1947.

A very very young Anthony Newly exclaimed 'cool' (as young boys do) when he was given something he really liked. It surprised both my partner and I as it wasn't something we expected to hear in a black & white 40's movie. I thought it evolved in the 60's, but clearly I'm wrong.