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

Keira Knightley, hero, Vintage, history, victorian, old
Universal Pictures

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.

 Dec 05, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
If someone is "afternoonified", what are they?
Late
Smart
Sorry
2 of 15Pick your answer!
What is someone who is "shooting into the brown" doing?
Growing up
Getting drunk
Failing
3 of 15Pick your answer!
To take the egg means to..............
Give up
Win
Lose your temper
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?
Sausages
Candy canes
Hamburgers
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
House
Umbrella
8 of 15Pick your answer!
To be "poked up" is to be.............
Sorry
Rich
Embarrassed
9 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these phrases refers to getting drunk?
Shake a flannin
Powdering hair
Mind the grease
10 of 15Pick your answer!
A "nose bagger" takes a day trip to where?
The beach
Th countryside
The snow
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Translate this phrase: Don't sell me a dog!
Don't rip me off
Don't talk about me behind my back
Don't lie to me
12 of 15Pick your answer!
"Gas-pipes" is a Victorian word for especially tight.............
Gloves
Shoes
Pants
13 of 15Pick your answer!
Being "half-rats" means you're half what?
Insane
Dead
Intoxicated
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these words refers to getting rowdy in the streets?
Podsnappery
Mafficking
Skilamalink
15 of 15Pick your answer!
Translate this phrase: He's a "meater".
He's very lucky
He's a coward
He is dangerous
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Ready to challenge your brain? You’re in luck, because we’ve got the best mind teasers, trivia, and general knowledge questions to test how smart you really are when it comes to all things knowledge, education, and more! If you consider yourself a wiz when it comes to riddles, or if you just need a break from the hectic world around you - give this quiz a try!

Do you know how much an elephant weighs? Or where the biggest mall in the United States is? Can you sing every song from “The Sound Of Music”, and can you figure out how many mittens two salamanders and three kittens would need to stay warm in the winter? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! From quizzes about your hometown to quizzes about your favorite movies, women.com has it all! Looking for a science test? A math test? A grammar test? Or maybe even a nursery rhyme quiz?

Whatever your heart desires, we can quiz you on it! Visit women.com/quizzes to check out some of our other viral content, and as always, don’t forget to share with your friends! Our goal at women.com is to make people feel good about who they are - and take a relaxing break from the world outside to do something that they enjoy.

So take a breath, stop whatever you’re doing, and get ready to have a little fun. This three-minute escape is exactly what you need!