English Quiz: Can You Guess Victorian Slang?

 The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 until her death in 1901. It was a time of great culture and art, as well as some delightful slang words! Let's see if you can make some educated guesses as to what these slang words mean!
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Going out the back
To retort an insult
To get back to work
When the backside is hurting
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Beard
Eyes
Hair
Earrings
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A shiny bald head
A fly trap
A small garden
A puddle
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A face that is constantly smiling
A mug for children
A mug with something funny on it
A mug for wine
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Being depressed
Diseased
Dying
Got lucky gambling
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A police officer
A beard
A barber
Scissors
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A mouth
A politician
A cook
A waitress
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A funny reference to the fact people never knew what kind of meat was in them...
Sausages
Sacks pulled from the river
Trash
Bags under the eyes
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Meat that went bad
A toy dog
A sausage
A bull
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
When something is too extravagant
When something is incredibly tasty
When something is bad for you
When something should be good but isn't
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Tea and coffee
A short distance
Milk
A child
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
A cute name for hands
A cute name for feet
A cute name for fish
A cute name for little boys
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Short for 'Da*ned if I know'
A French person
A sinner
A German person
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Not because old people are dizzy, but because the age is so great it is dizzying...
Old Age
Young Age
A time of civil unrest
A soft time that makes soft people
 
 
What does this Victorian Era Slang mean?
Apparently dog sellers were known liars
Don't lie to me
Don't give me charity
Don't suck up to me
Don't shout at me
Try Again?
You may want to try this test again, as it seems you didn't know many of these Victorian slang words and phrases. Then again, who does? Not many. So don't feel bad, but how about another round now you're a bit the wiser?
Good Job!
Good for you! These are NOT common knowledge, and even to guess their intent shows you understand quite a bit about the roots of modern English and how it connects to the Victorian era. Good job!
Incredible!
We thoughts we were SO clever with this one. "No one would get more than 10 correct." we thought. Well, isn't our face red (or it would be if there wasn't egg all over it). You really showed some incredible knowledge for slang words and phrases that have been out of use for almost 200 years. Our sincere adoration and congratulations!
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