Quiz: Can You Decode What These People From The 1800s Are Saying?

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Could you have survived in Victorian times?

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Victorian slang from the 1800s by translating these words and phrases into Modern English.

 Apr 14, 2020

1 of 15Pick your answer!

If someone is "afternoonified", what are they?
Smart
Late
Sorry

2 of 15Pick your answer!

What is someone who is "shooting into the brown" doing?
Failing
Growing up
Getting drunk

3 of 15Pick your answer!

To take the egg means to..............
Lose your temper
Win
Give up

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these words refers to a riotous holiday?
Whooperups
Benjo
Chuckaboo

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Many of us eat "bags o' mystery" today. What are they?
Hamburgers
Candy canes
Sausages

6 of 15Pick your answer!

What part of the body is the "sauce-box"?
The ear
The mouth
The bladder

7 of 15Pick your answer!

A "rain napper" is what?
Umbrella
Waking stick
House

8 of 15Pick your answer!

To be "poked up" is to be.............
Rich
Embarrassed
Sorry

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these phrases refers to getting drunk?
Shake a flannin
Mind the grease
Powdering hair

10 of 15Pick your answer!

A "nose bagger" takes a day trip to where?
Th countryside
The beach
The snow

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Translate this phrase: Don't sell me a dog!
Don't lie to me
Don't rip me off
Don't talk about me behind my back

12 of 15Pick your answer!

"Gas-pipes" is a Victorian word for especially tight.............
Pants
Shoes
Gloves

13 of 15Pick your answer!

Being "half-rats" means you're half what?
Insane
Intoxicated
Dead

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these words refers to getting rowdy in the streets?
Skilamalink
Podsnappery
Mafficking

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Translate this phrase: He's a "meater".
He's very lucky
He's a coward
He is dangerous
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