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.

 Dec 05, 2017
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..............
Give up
Win
Lose your temper
4 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these words refers to a riotous holiday?
Benjo
Chuckaboo
Whooperups
5 of 15Pick your answer!
Many of us eat "bags o' mystery" today. What are they?
Candy canes
Sausages
Hamburgers
6 of 15Pick your answer!
What part of the body is the "sauce-box"?
The bladder
The ear
The mouth
7 of 15Pick your answer!
A "rain napper" is what?
House
Waking stick
Umbrella
8 of 15Pick your answer!
To be "poked up" is to be.............
Sorry
Embarrassed
Rich
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?
Th countryside
The beach
The snow
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Translate this phrase: Don't sell me a dog!
Don't talk about me behind my back
Don't rip me off
Don't lie to me
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?
Dead
Intoxicated
Insane
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 is dangerous
He's very lucky
He's a coward
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