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?

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

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

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Which of these words refers to a riotous holiday?

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

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

7 of 15Pick your answer!

A "rain napper" is what?
Waking stick

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To be "poked up" is to be.............

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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

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Being "half-rats" means you're half what?

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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