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Do we need an {{&lit}}? --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:08, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

What, for vegetables at low temperature? Seems stupid, and probably isn't common enough to bother with. Equinox 22:29, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Is there a commonness/lack of stupidity requirement? I thought we did it every time. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:38, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Not in my experience. A "lack of stupidity requirement" sounds depressing. Equinox 22:43, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Having thought more about this: I wonder if we could even find citations for the "tepid vegetables" sense. Probably not. Equinox 23:28, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
True. google books:"cool beans are" and google books:"cool beans and", which I would expect to produce examples of literal use, don't. - -sche (discuss) 20:11, 6 March 2013 (UTC)


This page is vandalised very often. Protecting it might be wise. Equinox 19:51, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Good idea;   Done. - -sche (discuss) 20:12, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

When I was very young growing up in Utah, we would use this term to describe marbles that were very good shooters. —This comment was unsigned.

I have a recording of the pronunciation and would like to add it, but the page seems to be protected. Can it be added? thumb|Cool Beans —This unsigned comment was added by MostThingsSounds (talkcontribs).

  Done. Thanks for recording a sound file for the entry! It's protected so that new users can't edit it, because for some reason it's a frequent target of vandals. - -sche (discuss) 07:43, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


This etymology was removed in a recent edit: Originated in America during the late 1960s. Hits of acid, ludes, and ecstacy were dubbed "cool beans" for their bean-like shape. They were also referred to as "whacky beans" or just "beans." On top of that, there is the homophone connection between the food "chili beans" and "chilly beans", literally meaning "cold beans". {{rfv-etymology}}

- -sche (discuss) 07:45, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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