looking for songs and random look-alike

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Sep 2 22:03:41 EDT 2004

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Aimee Smith wrote:

> (Ponders briefly and wonders whether, if it wasn't obvious, whether
> she should give herself away...)
> Spot on, Minnow! 'Cool' was the word

Well, of course. I was being dishonest to the extent that I knew
perfectly well that "cool" was the word you had in mind, but I really
don't see anything age-specific about it. It's been in use for decades
- in fact, if anything, I think of it as *old* slang: when you said
you were giving away your age, it never occurred to me that you really
meant you were giving away your *youth*.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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