Yo! A Century of Slang

Are you down with the lingo? You'll get the word as this quiz takes you through a century of popular words and phrases.

Quiz

Are you down with the lingo? You'll get the word as this quiz takes you through a century of popular words and phrases.

1. If someone asked you, in 1925, to "produce the cash," you would:

  • Get ready for a fight.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Pucker up for a kiss.

2. If you were "killer diller" in the 1940s, which phrase would you use to describe something great?

  • Cool.
  • Groovy.
  • The cat's meow.

3. Nowadays, we boot and reboot our computers, but in the 1940s, if someone said to you, "Boot me," he wanted you to:

  • Lend him a five spot.
  • Spring him from jail.
  • Introduce him to your friends.

4. In 1900, where might you have gone for a "belly wash"?

  • A soda fountain.
  • A laundromat.
  • A swimming pool.

5. Which trendy novel made the term "McJob," (used to describe a low-skill, short-term job) popular?

  • Generation X.
  • Less Than Zero.
  • Slaves of New York.

Your Results:

1. If someone asked you, in 1925, to "produce the cash," you would:
Pucker up for a kiss.

2. If you were "killer diller" in the 1940s, which phrase would you use to describe something great?
Groovy.

3. Nowadays, we boot and reboot our computers, but in the 1940s, if someone said to you, "Boot me," he wanted you to:
Introduce him to your friends.

4. In 1900, where might you have gone for a "belly wash"?
A soda fountain.

5. Which trendy novel made the term "McJob," (used to describe a low-skill, short-term job) popular?
Generation X.

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