cool and groovy

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cool and groovy

Unread post by Tha_Mi_Sgìth » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:07 am

Am Faclair Beag has smodaig, glan, and sgoinneil for "cool" and "groovy".

The notion of "cool", "neat", "sweet", "wicked", "sick", etc., etc., to express something that is fashionable, socially acceptable, innovative, special, or agreeable, is ubiquitous and used by all people of all ages. The term that seems to have stood the test of time is "cool", and is used in expressions like "I'm cool with that", "Be cool about it", and especially "that's cool", or just "cool!"

Some languages just borrow "cool". What do modern Gaelic speakers use?
("groovy" is not cool today)

I've never heard "smodaig", but I've heard "glan" and "glan fhèin".

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Re: cool and groovy

Unread post by akerbeltz » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:18 pm

Well, based on the map data I'd say smodaig is a Uist phrase, so maybe that's why you haven't heard it?

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