They lead you to believe that groovy is strictly a 1960’s term and have you thinking that the word was originally defined then. While it’s true that groovy emanated from tongues naturally in the 1960’s similar to the popularity awesome enjoys today, it's actually a comeback of sorts for the word.
Interestingly enough, groovy dates back to the 1930’s, to a time before mini-skirts, Elvis shaking his censored pelvis, and Alan Freed’s coining of the phrase “Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jazz musicians used the term to describe how they felt when they were playing, in a sense, it defined their feeling of well-being. And it was spelled differently: Groovey. Some sources cite it as being derived from “in the groove”. Now this origin makes the most sense.
However, there’s a whole other development of the word groovy. Groove can mean a furrow, channel, or a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface. Okay, like the grooves of a record! Those cuts in a vinyl platter that went round and round. And the noun expanded its meaning and evolved into an adjective when someone stuck an “eeee” on it.
In either case, a more modern definition of groovy is wonderful, excellent, marvelous.
Now how does that tie into marketing?
- Marketing is groovy when it’s well-planned.
- It can be groovy when it’s well-executed.
- Being “in the groove” means you have the confidence to keep moving ahead in your endeavors and you know just what to do.
- “Groovy!” may be what you’ll shout out with reckless abandon when you first see the seeds of success.
This blog is part of the A to Z Challenge. Here's E and F. Enjoy!