What Did This USED To Be Called?

 Words, like everything else, change with time. This is especially true when we're talking about the names of things. Some names are forgotten, while others are replaced with slang words or completely new words after enough time has passed. Do you still remember the old terms for things? Prove it by acing this quiz!
 
 
What did they used to call shoes that went over your regular shoes to protect from the rain?
Galoshes
Splashers
Shallowers
Deepshoes
 
 
What is an old name for poison?
Bane
Pimpim
Virgin-oil
Slapdash
 
 
An old name for a dagger that is used for stabbing.
Dirk
Bayonet
Scimitar
Hook
 
 
What did they used to call a kiss?
Buss
Lossigossi
Glossicity
Busbodakae
 
 
An old name for a hunchback person.
Crookback
Awkardback
Bramback
Godstruck
 
 
A name for an old, unassuming car...
Jalopy
Jeepers
Nojam
Old jam
 
 
What did they call these work clothes in the past?
Dungarees
Coverallios
Micro-Aprons
Working-dress
 
 
An old name for a heavy rainfall
Origin: Early 1900s. Example: "It’s absolutely lumming down. "
Lumming
Flaliling
Brimming
Brinking
 
 
An old and grand name for a large sofa
Davenport
Largesport
Davensport
Nether-regions
 
 
What was another word for the police?
The Fuzz
The Squares
The Bulls
Nightsitters
 
 
An old name for an old woman.
Beldam
Bedlam
Virlam
Viragolam
 
 
Another name they used to call handcuffs...
Darbies
Tyers
Constricters
Arresties
Forgotten Words...
It may not be your day for good memory or you may have never heard these old names for objects we still use today. Have a quick look at mistakes and answers to learn for next time.
Partial Recollection
Good job! You remembered more of these old terms than most people ever do. The old names sure sound funny today, reflecting a whole different era of slang, but they have a nice ring to them, don't you think?
Alive In Your Memory
You've beaten our test! These names, terms and slang words never really left your memories, they are as alive today for you as any other word, and you obviously have a great memory for the words of yesteryear. Congratulations, you ACED this test!
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