Friday, September 14, 2007
That's right, people, I'm bring back "neat!" as an exclamation. I like the innocent wonder it conveys. Labels: Language
When you say "that's cool" you're making a value judgment, you're saying "this deserves to be called 'cool'." If you aren't cool yourself, you don't have the authority to deem something cool in the eyes of actual cool people.
But anyone can be awed or impressed by something and say "that's neat", since one imagines it usually being said by an innocent four year old seeing a wind-up car zoom across the floor for the first time.
I think the world needs a little more neat-ness.