There’s a Slovak word that’s pronounced as our word “cool.” It is used a lot, especially by Romanis from southern Slovakia. I
am friends with a family of them who lived in our flats, and the landlady
was in the habit of saying “cool” to
everything, to the great merriment of the children.
OK, it may not seem funny on first seeing, but consider the following
Ondrej: Here’s the rent money.
Landlady: Cool. (shit!!!)
Ondrej: I pay the rent Friday?
Landlady: That’s cool (shit!!!)
Child (who is showing her a drawing): Is this nice?
Landlady: Yes that’s lovely. It’s
Carty (Thomas O’ Carthaigh, Member of Lowlands-L)
(Tullach Mhor), Co. Offaly, Ireland,
April 13, 2008
must be a Romani word. Well, I don’t know, am not so familiar with Slovak Romani, but khul is also the common word for sh*t in Balkan Romani (which I am familar with from the days lived in Bulgaria).
W. Morgan (Member of Lowlands-L)
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, April 13, 2008