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cool and groovy

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:07 am
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
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".

Re: cool and groovy

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:18 pm
by akerbeltz
Well, based on the map data I'd say smodaig is a Uist phrase, so maybe that's why you haven't heard it?