The Incorporation of the Word Cool in the English Language

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Cool The word cool is very relaxed, never goes out of style, and people will never laugh at someone for using it. Getting at the nature of cool is further complicated by the fact that it has become fashionable in recent years to boast about not being cool. Perhaps the word is being pushed into its next stage of evolution by the freaks and the nerds whose childhood unpopularity is a badge of honor and whose brave new world of geekery is vindication. Coolness is an admired aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance, and style that is influenced by and a product of the Zeitgeist. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. The word cool was initially slipped into the english language from its cognates in Dutch and German. It initially was col—which might have been used as far back as the ninth century when somebody deciphered the verse of the Roman logician Boethius from Latin into English—and, for quite a while, could not exactly evaluate how it needed to be spelled. The spelling was toyed with coul, played with coole, and even experienced a koole stage, but R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company evaluated how to brand menthol smoke with complexity. It at long last settled on cool, at the same time clutching it's feeling of climatic moderation (Vuolo par.2). There is no single idea of cool. One of the crucial aspects of cool is its impermanence. What is viewed as cool changes over time and
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