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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