Uncovered this amusing article about the continuing cool of cool.
“Cool” remains the gold standard of slang in the 21st century, as reliable as a blue-chip stock, surviving like few expressions ever in the constantly evolving English language. It has kept its cool through the centuries, even as its meaning changed drastically.
Personally, awesome remains MRP’s favorite retro-slang term. What about you? You for rad, far out, or totally tubular? Right on — it’s cool.