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Can You Use These 100 Year Old Slang Words In A Sentence?

A century ago, slang words were pretty different then they are today. In fact, most of these words haven't been uttered in years! Think you can recognize these old time slang words with ease? Better yet, can you use them in a sentence? Let's find out!
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How would you say "bonehead" to someone?
Theodore, quit being such a bonehead!
If it weren't for his bonehead, he would have been on time.
I love him, but he has bonehead tendencies.

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How would you use the slang term "frog?"
Doolittle is a constant frog that everybody hates.
It's a bit of a frog outside right now.
I can't make a toast tonight; I have a frog in my throat.

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How would you use the word "jitney?"
That new book by her mother is a real jitney.
He didn't have a jitney on him at the time.
He doesn't have jitney of sense.

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When you think of a "copper," what do you think of?
Don't get nasty or I'll call one of those coppers!
Do you happen to have a copper on you?
Can you please place the copper on the table?

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When saying "floozy," what do you say?
That's a floozy of a car you've got there Hank!
It's a real floozy wind, it might blow you away!
Just because I enjoy wearing red, doesn't mean I'm a floozy!

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How would you use the phrase "read the riot act?"
I'll tell you, I love him so much I read him the riot act!
When mom saw the condition of my room, she read me the riot act.
When I took the turn too hard, I had to read the riot act to right myself.

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How would you use the term "hawkshaw?"
He was a real hawkshaw of a guy, a total showboat.
Mildred hired some two-bit hawkshaw to follow me around.
Over there, next to the hawkshaw, in the shed!

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"Ack emma," you say. What do you mean?
I got to bed late, so I'm going to be ack emma tomorrow.
I'm not a morning person, so don't ever call me before 11 ack emma, alright?
I told him to wash it twice before it turns into an ack emma.

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How on earth would you use the word "doodad?"
Maybelle's house is full of fancy doodads.
Mabel sure was a doodad, a total kook.
When Martin looked at the tires, he said it was a real doodad of a flat.

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"Framed," you say? How so?
What do you mean he framed his foot?
There's nothing worse than a framed hairstyle, I'll tell you!
C'mon love, you know I didn't poison your brother. I was framed!

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Why and how would you use the term "dragnet?"
If I wanted to listen to your lies, would have put out a dragnet.
The police put out a dragnet for the guy who beat you up.
Don't give me the old dragnet of excuses.

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How would you say "flick" to someone?
There's a flick in my shoe!
He asked me out to see an artsy flick, so I had to tell him I'd rather watch paint dry.
Who painted that wonderful flick on your wall?

C+, Old Slang Noob

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How can one be a novice or noob when it comes to old slang? Well, be squarely rooted in the present day, that's how. You didn't recognize these 100 year old slang words nor the proper way to use it in a sentence. While some would see this as failure, we're going to consider it a moderate pass. After all, it means your living in the here and now. That's not so bad!!

B+, Old Timey Slang Terrific

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Back 100 years ago, slang was mighty different. After all, we don't often accuse people of being floozies for liking red in the modern day. Still, you recognized many of these century old slang words and the proper way to use them in a sentence. Now that you know, you can impress all of your friends!

A+, Old Timey Slang Ace

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It's almost as if you hopped in a time machine and went right back to the early 1900s! To say you simply "know" this slang, would be a total understatement. You know the words and you know how to use them. Can you even think of a more powerful combination? Go ahead and start bringing these old slang terms back to life. It's been far too long since many of these phrases took center stage!
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1
How would you say "bonehead" to someone?
Theodore, quit being such a bonehead!
If it weren't for his bonehead, he would have been on time.
I love him, but he has bonehead tendencies.
2
How would you use the slang term "frog?"
Doolittle is a constant frog that everybody hates.
It's a bit of a frog outside right now.
I can't make a toast tonight; I have a frog in my throat.
3
How would you use the word "jitney?"
That new book by her mother is a real jitney.
He didn't have a jitney on him at the time.
He doesn't have jitney of sense.
4
When you think of a "copper," what do you think of?
Don't get nasty or I'll call one of those coppers!
Do you happen to have a copper on you?
Can you please place the copper on the table?
5
When saying "floozy," what do you say?
That's a floozy of a car you've got there Hank!
It's a real floozy wind, it might blow you away!
Just because I enjoy wearing red, doesn't mean I'm a floozy!
6
How would you use the phrase "read the riot act?"
I'll tell you, I love him so much I read him the riot act!
When mom saw the condition of my room, she read me the riot act.
When I took the turn too hard, I had to read the riot act to right myself.
7
How would you use the term "hawkshaw?"
He was a real hawkshaw of a guy, a total showboat.
Mildred hired some two-bit hawkshaw to follow me around.
Over there, next to the hawkshaw, in the shed!
8
"Ack emma," you say. What do you mean?
I got to bed late, so I'm going to be ack emma tomorrow.
I'm not a morning person, so don't ever call me before 11 ack emma, alright?
I told him to wash it twice before it turns into an ack emma.
9
How on earth would you use the word "doodad?"
Maybelle's house is full of fancy doodads.
Mabel sure was a doodad, a total kook.
When Martin looked at the tires, he said it was a real doodad of a flat.
10
"Framed," you say? How so?
What do you mean he framed his foot?
There's nothing worse than a framed hairstyle, I'll tell you!
C'mon love, you know I didn't poison your brother. I was framed!
11
Why and how would you use the term "dragnet?"
If I wanted to listen to your lies, would have put out a dragnet.
The police put out a dragnet for the guy who beat you up.
Don't give me the old dragnet of excuses.
12
How would you say "flick" to someone?
There's a flick in my shoe!
He asked me out to see an artsy flick, so I had to tell him I'd rather watch paint dry.
Who painted that wonderful flick on your wall?

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