It's not about the books

Well it's not always about the books; it's about information and reading, whatever the format, and writing and people who read or write. But it's also quite a bit about the books.

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Cool – its earliest slang meaning dates to 1728, to describe large sums of money, a usage still in circulation. It started to mean ‘calmly audacious’ in 1825, and ‘fashionable’ in 1933.

Flavorwire tracks down the origins of “cool” and other famous slang words. They missed “fun” (1699), “pop” (1862), and “hipster” (1941), as well as “snark” (1874, courtesy of Lewis Carroll). (via explore-blog)

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