"cool" dates back to WW2. how cool is that?

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Sun Sep 5 20:31:36 EDT 2004

On 3/9/04 11:17 PM, "Ros Gross" <roslyngross at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Do any other Aussies remember how "grouse" meant "great" or "cool" back in the
> late 70s? At least, it was used by high school kids back then in Melbourne.
> Maybe it was used elsewhere as well?
> Ros

Grouse is definitely a Melbourne/Victorian word. I never heard it in Sydney
growing up in the 70s. You hear it on Neighbours, but not on Home and Away
(well, I assume not, I haven't watched it in donkey's years, not even to
find out who got shot before the Olympics!).


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