oh gosh - now I have to know about 'doing your block' as in "don't do your block" - maybe a reference to engine-block cracking under pressure?good t'see youse Boynton
Cheers Brownie.It's a phrase that oughta be maintained/revived.I wonder when doing your block became losing your cool...
'losing your cool' definitely Sixties.cool in the face of the narcs, must not be lost.oh! reminds me - and this will amuse those who know all of the me's - I also have an a.k.a at the Sydney CIB. those were the days my friend.
An aka at the CIB.= Cool.Apparently cool goes back to Beowulf.
Thanks for WorldWideWords, now bookmarked into my Filing Cabinet folder.I don't know what Stacks was thinking when she logged 'cool' as Sixties, as she certainly knows about Mingus before then.losing coolhot under collara tepid receptionchill outmaking my blood boil ... it's all global warming innit?
I guess the nuances are of the times.losing your cool sounds very 50s/60s.But who knew cool as a cucumber was C18th?(I like the kewl spelling because of its oxymoronic properties)
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