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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    "Coolness is a nonconformist balance that manages to square circles and to personify paradoxes."

    "Going with the masses is as uncool as being overly eccentric."

    "In a phrase: the cool person lives in a constant state of alienation."

    From 'What Does It Mean To Be Cool?' https://philosophynow.org/issues/80/...ean_To_Be_Cool

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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    Relative to the 'other' forum, fpgeeks.com is definitely 'cool'... depending on one's own definition, of course.


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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    Quote Originally Posted by SIR View Post
    Relative to the 'other' forum, fpgeeks.com is definitely 'cool'... depending on one's own definition, of course.

    Relative to the 'other forum' most places are 'cool'....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    How does "cool" differ from "neat" and "boss"?

    ...and fancy, really want to be fancy.

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    And then there is "bitchin" and "rad".
    "Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little." -Epicurus-

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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    oh, the study of slang... i would really like for someone to compile a history of slang in every language!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    And then there is "bitchin" and "rad".
    Noooowwww we're speaking my generation.

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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    Totally tubular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Totally tubular!
    Gnarly!
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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    The only people who have ever called me "cool" were my daughters friends. The fact that I have pens is apparently only one of the factors in their perception.

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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    Well, one of the elements of being cool is not to mention it about oneself. And definitively not use an exclamation mark. Otherwise one proves the opposite. So mission accomplished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    Well, one of the elements of being cool is not to mention it about oneself. And definitively not use an exclamation mark. Otherwise one proves the opposite. So mission accomplished?
    I'm not sure if you know this is in the top banner of this forum and there's a reason the title of the thread is in quotation marks...


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    Oops. I created controversy. That is not cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    Oops. I created controversy. That is not cool.

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    Default Re: "We're cool!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Most people seek social validation in one form or another, whether they recognise this or not. It is the extent and fervour of that seeking which gives cause for concern in our current time. The internet is a supreme tool for creating pigeonholes, and encouraging people to inhabit them. Scary.
    So then it's "we make ourselves feel cool!"

    I like others have always thought it was tongue-in-cheek. It was probably hilarious to Eric (or Dan?) at the time.

    The question of coolness might be more relevant to me (a recent undergrad student) than some of the older members here. It's funny. I used to be mortified when people would ask me about why I used fountain pens, how many I had, etc etc. I sensed they were singling me out (could I say othering?) and my teenage brain wanted to fit in. Then when I got to college there were professors that used them (and a few students!) and people seemed to take a genuine, non-judgemental curiosity in my life as it pertained to that question. So I opened up and geeked out. It's more fun that way!
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