Insult or Compliment? You Tell Us!

 Are we paying you a compliment or insulting you? You tell us in our newest challenge: We've brought 15 insults and compliments from the past few hundred years, and we're going to throw them in your face! Some of them are insults most grave, while others are compliments most fair. Can you guess which are which? All will be explained in the end, just click the 'Show My Mistakes' button to see what all the words meant!
 
 
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A wag is someone who is hilarious and witty
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A blunderbuss is someone who lacks subtlety, named after a short-barreled gun with a flared muzzle.
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A rattlecap is a giddy, volatile person
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A skinflint is an extreme miser, he would even skin a stone
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A Popolly is a beautiful and bright young woman. It comes from a word in French that means: "A Sweet Baby"
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From the 17th-19th centuries Pippin was used to define a person who enjoys high esteem and admiration.
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From the 16th century - A straight-fingered person is an honest person who wouldn't steal
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A cumberworld (also known as cumberground) is someone who is so useless, they just serve to take up space.
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A clumsy person who runs into dew because he's not nimble enough to avoid it
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A Klazomaniac is a person who seems to only talk by shouting
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A quisby (or doing a quisby) is a lazy person trying to shirk off work
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From the Victorian era, Bricky means you are brave and tough like a brick.
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Shakespearean in origin, Bawcock means a gentleman of character and integrity.
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A fairhead is a beautiful and vibrant woman who lights up the room.
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From the 16th century - A truepenny is an honest person you can trust.
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Better Stick to This Century
These words are foreign to you, and that's fine - Almost no one uses them anymore, unless you're in a history lesson! Still, why not check your mistakes by clicking on 'show mistakes' and learning some great new compliments and insults no one would see coming?
You Know When You're Insulted!
You've surprised us! We thought this was a really tough test, but you've come through to show us you didn't just guess, but either understood most of the words or were logical enough to break them apart and understand where their meaning was going. That said, there IS room for improvement. Maybe try again OR check your mistakes by clicking on 'show mistakes'.
Wow, You Have an Incredible Vocabulary
We have to admit - we didn't think anyone would get this high a score on this test. These are really old words! How do you know so much?!? Well, you've impressed us and no mistake. You're a real pippin!
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