the oldest surviving slang
Rick H Kennerly
Rick at MOUSEHERDER.COM
Tue Jul 2 09:26:03 UTC 2002
|o| >I always trot out "cool" as the longest-surviving lexical item that
|o| >has retained its slang categorization.
Have noticed a morphing of cool among younger people, particularly from the
west coast. For 5 years I've seen it in print in west coast based sailing
magazines (Latitudes & Attitudes and Latitude 38) as "kewl" and hear it
pronounced like kyule or kule--the k being very softly articulated. And
then there is it's kin "way kewl."
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