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where did the saying cool beans come from

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wager with friends i say the saying cool beans comes from jack and the bean stalk can you tell me and where you found the info
Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Amanda replied 9 years ago.

The phrase cool beans started in the 1980s by teens in the US. It's a variance of the word cool which has been around since the 1940's. The word cool is from the cool jazz movement of the 1940's around when Charlie Parker recorded Cool Blues in 1947. The cool part is also said to have come from a newspaper article in 1913 where a cargo of baked beans was being ferried from Boston to New York. Check out and