On The Brunching Shuttlecocks they’re rating slang terms for “Good”. I won’t spoil the ratings, but the terms they rate are Cool, Bad, Phat, Awesome, and Gear.
And they’ve got a point. There seems to be a sort of war of escalation for words that mean “good”. Whatever term did the trick last week is no good this week. There’s nothing worse than describing something that is clearly “rad” as being merely “swell”.
The one that particularly confuses me is a relatively new British entry into the fold: “Pants”. Pants? The hell?
Nothing really to say here. Just general musings about slang terms for “good”.