How cool are you?

The usage of cool as a general positive epithet or interjection has been part and parcel of English slang since World War II, and has even been borrowed into other languages, such as French and German. Originally this sense is a development from a Black English usage meaning "excellent, superlative," first recorded in written English in the early 1930s. Jazz musicians who used the term are responsible for its popularization during the 1940s. As a slang word expressing generally positive sentiment, it has stayed current (and cool) far longer than most such words. One of the main characteristics of slang is the continual renewal of its vocabulary and storehouse of expressions: in order for slang to stay slangy, it has to have a feeling of novelty. Slang expressions meaning the same thing as cool, like bully, capital, hot, groovy, hep, crazy, nervous, far-out, rad, and tubular have for the most part not had the staying power or continued universal appeal of cool. In general there is no intrinsic reason why one word stays alive and others get consigned to the scrapheap of linguistic history; slang terms are like fashion designs, constantly changing and never "in" for long.

Do you think you're cool? Just because you think so, does not make it so. Cool may not be what you think it is. Find out if you've got what it takes to be cool. The movies you watch and enjoy will answer that question. See what your cool quotient is.

Created by: Andrea
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Pick the correct response to, "OUCH! I thought you said your dog didn't bite???"
"He never did before."
"He must like the way you taste."
"That's not my dog."
"I lied."
4. You approach a startling and curious situation. You say...
"WTF?"
"What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin' on here?"
Nothing and run the other way.
"I'm calling the fuzz."
5. You've just finished Thanksgiving dinner and someone says, 'I can't eat another thing!' You say...
"Not even one, wafer thin mint?"
"Ya gotta have dessert!"
"That's 'cause you stuffed your fat face."
Nothing. The tryptophan is already kicking in.
6. Who is Uther Pendragon?
Harry Potter's uncle
Samantha's warlock uncle on Bewitched
The White Wizard
King Arthur's father
7. Who is Keyser Soze?
The U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Who cares?
The first person to market the kaiser roll
Verbal Kint
8. "There can be only one." What movie?
Ali
Highlander
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Vision Quest
9. Someone says, 'No more of that. I mean it!' You say...
Nothing and continue what you're doing.
"Who are you to tell me what to do?"
"Anybody want a peanut?"
"Yadda yadda yadda"
10. The Star Wars movies...
are gay.
are cute, science fiction movies
comprise the philosophical, spiritual, and sociopolitical epic of our generation
never interested me enough to see them.
11. "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."
The Sopranos
The Godfather
Casino
Goodfellas
12. How do you make a Holy Bartender?
Gin and juice
Holy water and a shot of vodka
Homemade wine and grain alcohol
An uzi

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