Quiz: Can You Ace This 1950s Slang Test?

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"Come on snake, let's rattle!"

Test yourself to see how well you can remember these classic 1950s phrases. Bet you know more than you'd think!

 Jul 21, 2016
1 of 20Pick your answer!
If Jimmy got "clanked" by Annie that means:
She hit him
He got in trouble
He got rejected
2 of 20Pick your answer!
What does it mean if you "dig" something?
You hate it
You approve
You like it
3 of 20Pick your answer!
If someone is a "germ" that means they are what?
A loser
A pest
A bug
4 of 20Pick your answer!
What does "grody" mean?
Good
Messy
Dirty
5 of 20Pick your answer!
What is another way to say "hello"?
Hey bean!
Howdy!
Hiya!
6 of 20Pick your answer!
"I'll clue you in" means:
I'll tell you about it
I'll tell them for you
I'll give you a hint
7 of 20Pick your answer!
What is a "jelly roll"?
A pastry
A type of icing
A hairstyle
8 of 20Pick your answer!
What is another term for slumber party?
Pajama party
Sleepover
Night shift
9 of 20Pick your answer!
If someone is "kookie" then they are:
Excited
Nuts
Sick
10 of 20Pick your answer!
Billy had it "made in the shade" which means:
He was in the shadows
He had it easy
He was guaranteed success
11 of 20Pick your answer!
If someone is "cruisin’ for a bruisin’" then they are:
Playing football
Looking for trouble
Driving extremely fast
12 of 20Pick your answer!
If someone says "don’t flip your wig", they mean:
Don't get so excited
Don't get too dressed up
Be quiet
13 of 20Pick your answer!
What does "back seat bingo" mean?
Kissing in the backseat of a car
A popular board game in the 50s
Children being loud in the backseat of a car
14 of 20Pick your answer!
If Judy says Friday was a "bash" then she:
Had a great night
Went to a great party
Stayed home
15 of 20Pick your answer!
What does "in orbit" mean?
Being flirty
Working hard
In the know
16 of 20Pick your answer!
What is a "knuckle sandwich"?
Someone who is unintelligent
A roast beef sandwich
A fist to the face
17 of 20Pick your answer!
If Johnny tells Allen to stop "being an ankle biter," he is telling him:
To grow up
To stop being a child
To stop being so cheap
18 of 20Pick your answer!
If Molly is "peachy-keen" then she is:
A bright color
Down or sad
Good or fine
19 of 20Pick your answer!
What does "peel out" mean?
To leave a party early
What happens after a sunburn when your skin peels
To accelerate hard and fast
20 of 20Pick your answer!
What does "pile up Z’s" mean?
Fail a class
Stack some CDs
Get some sleep
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