When Cool Got Cool

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Sophie Mills Adv. Comp 7 September 22, 2015 Too Cool 4 You Def: A positive trait that is ever changing but can only be bestowed, never claimed My dad always used to say “I can never keep up with the words you and your friends use today, but I still know that cool means the same thing from back when I was a kid.” My dad would be right. Cool is a word that has never gone out of style, it’s not even really considered a slang word anymore either. It’s become an integrated part of our language today. Most students don’t even recognize it as anything else. In today’s world it has made the cut from a modern slang word, like swag, to a widely accepted positive trait. In his article, “When Cool got Cool,” Ben Zimmer writes, “Slang-watcher
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