Do You Know 19th Century Australian Slang?

Can you decipher these 19th century Australian slang terms? It's time to find out! Take this quiz and find out just how slang savvy you really are!
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What is a "boomah?"
A very large kangaroo
A boomerang enthusiast
Someone who blew up rocks for a living
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What were "cornstalks" in 19th century Australia?
Early female settlers
Native Australians
A type of marsupial
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To be "dead nuts on" was to be very _______ of someone.
Fond
Judgmental
Critical
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If someone was experiencing "happy returns" what were they doing?
Farming
Throwing up
Getting drunk
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"To hump the swag" was to....
Overcome a great hurdle
Throw away your material possessions
Carry luggage on your back
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What exactly was "kokum?"
Fake kindness
Coconut juice
A jailbird
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If someone was described as a "leanaway" then they were....
Drunk
Ill
Confused
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If someone were "off his kadoova" then they were....
Spending the night in jail
Totally insane
A bit boisterous
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If someone was "promossing" they were....
Flirting
Making big promises
Talking rubbish
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"To have one’s shirt out" was to feel very...
Indifferent
Happy
Angry
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If a person were "simply throwing up buckets" they were...
Very ill
Very disappointed
Very angry
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If someone were "chockers" then they were....
Off their rocker
Pretty boastful
Very full
Result
You are Aussie slang average! Knowing 19th century Australian slang is no small feat, in fact most people in Australia aren't even keen on the language of the 19th century. Having an average knowledge of this slang makes you quite impressive!

C+, Aussie Slang Average

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You are Aussie slang awesome! When it comes to 19th century Australian slang, you know better than the rest. It's not easy to know the slang of a different country, let along the slang of a different century. You're as impressive and slang savvy as they come!

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You are an Aussie slang expert! When it comes to 19th century Australian slang, you are as knowledgable as they come. It's no small feat to know the slang of a different country, let alone the slang of a different century. You're worldly, knowledgable, and one of a kind in your intellectual pursuits. Go you!

A+, Aussie Slang Expert

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1
What is a "boomah?"
A very large kangaroo
A boomerang enthusiast
Someone who blew up rocks for a living
2
What were "cornstalks" in 19th century Australia?
Early female settlers
Native Australians
A type of marsupial
3
To be "dead nuts on" was to be very _______ of someone.
Fond
Judgmental
Critical
4
If someone was experiencing "happy returns" what were they doing?
Farming
Throwing up
Getting drunk
5
"To hump the swag" was to....
Overcome a great hurdle
Throw away your material possessions
Carry luggage on your back
6
What exactly was "kokum?"
Fake kindness
Coconut juice
A jailbird
7
If someone was described as a "leanaway" then they were....
Drunk
Ill
Confused
8
If someone were "off his kadoova" then they were....
Spending the night in jail
Totally insane
A bit boisterous
9
If someone was "promossing" they were....
Flirting
Making big promises
Talking rubbish
10
"To have one’s shirt out" was to feel very...
Indifferent
Happy
Angry
11
If a person were "simply throwing up buckets" they were...
Very ill
Very disappointed
Very angry
12
If someone were "chockers" then they were....
Off their rocker
Pretty boastful
Very full