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Can You Decipher 1940s Slang?

The people who lived and loved in the 1940s had a language all their own! Do you think you can decipher 1940s slang like someone who lived through the decade? It's time to put your knowledge to the test!
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If someone was "ace" in the 1940s, then they were...
An expert on something
A blowhard
A novice

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If someone in the 40's were to ask, "Are you rationed?", what would they be inquiring?
Are you going steady?
Are you hungry?
Are you cold?

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If you were to buy an "armored heifer," what were you buying?
Cottage cheese
Canned milk
Yogurt

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If something was "bad business," then it was....
Annoying
Troublesome
A lot of fun

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If you were riding a "bathtub" in the 1940s, what were you doing?
Riding a bicycle
Riding in a side car
Riding the bus

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If you were to go on a "bender" in the 1940s, what were you doing?
Going on a drinking spree
Going out of town
Going to a food buffet

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If someone was described as a "cold fish" then they were very....
Affectionate
Prude
Dumb

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If someone was a "dead hoofer" they were a....
Bad kisser
Poor dancer
Boring date

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If someone was a "fat head" then they were a total...
Numbskull
Blowhard
Liar

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To "go belly up" was to....
Fail
Die
Head to the hospital

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If a woman was "khaki wacky" in the 1940s, then she was....
Boy crazy
Only into men from the army
A spinster

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What were "pennies from heaven?"
Money that was hard earned
Money that was easily earned
Money from the government

C+, 1940s Slang Average

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Unfortunately, your knowledge of 1940s slang is simply average at best! You might know a few of the common slang terms from this decade in time, but many went right over your head. Fret not, this quiz was a great trip down memory lane! We hope you learned something new!

B+, 1940s Slang Swell

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1940s slang swell! Whoa, could you be any more impressive? It's not easy to know the slang of a decade you weren't apart of, especially with so much modern slang permeating everything. You know your 1940s slang just as well as any of the cool guys and gals back in the 40s!

A+, 1940s Slang Super

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1940s slang super! Could you be any more impressive? Definitely not! You know the slang of the 1940s just as well as any dame or gentleman that lived back in the day. We think you're pretty slang savvy!
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1
If someone was "ace" in the 1940s, then they were...
An expert on something
A blowhard
A novice
2
If someone in the 40's were to ask, "Are you rationed?", what would they be inquiring?
Are you going steady?
Are you hungry?
Are you cold?
3
If you were to buy an "armored heifer," what were you buying?
Cottage cheese
Canned milk
Yogurt
4
If something was "bad business," then it was....
Annoying
Troublesome
A lot of fun
5
If you were riding a "bathtub" in the 1940s, what were you doing?
Riding a bicycle
Riding in a side car
Riding the bus
6
If you were to go on a "bender" in the 1940s, what were you doing?
Going on a drinking spree
Going out of town
Going to a food buffet
7
If someone was described as a "cold fish" then they were very....
Affectionate
Prude
Dumb
8
If someone was a "dead hoofer" they were a....
Bad kisser
Poor dancer
Boring date
9
If someone was a "fat head" then they were a total...
Numbskull
Blowhard
Liar
10
To "go belly up" was to....
Fail
Die
Head to the hospital
11
If a woman was "khaki wacky" in the 1940s, then she was....
Boy crazy
Only into men from the army
A spinster
12
What were "pennies from heaven?"
Money that was hard earned
Money that was easily earned
Money from the government

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