He’s so cool! He’s is really a cool dude! He is a very cool customer. I like him, he’s cool! Just be cool! What a cool reception that was! Just cool down now! He’s worth a cool million. He has a really cool sports car! We had a really cool time at the party! He kept his cool! I love the cool of the evening! On and on the cool talk can go.
We just read a significant number of ways that the word COOL is used in the English language, all with somewhat and even very great differences in meanings. This is what makes the English language a challenging language to learn, for it is packed with what we call IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS. In others words, there are phrases, statements that use the same word/words but with completely different intent.
Here is but one example of COOL IDIOMS – If you will, to say, “He kept his cool,” has a totally different meaning from, “He has a really cool sports car.” The very same word can have many different meanings depending upon the context and the subject being discussed. But there is one dominant and deceptive use of the word COOL that I want to address in this teaching.