Do You Know What These Victorian Phrases Mean?

Do you know a lot about the Victorian period? Are you familiar with its rules and conventions, and the way in which people spoke? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Victorian phrases!
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What does "butter upon bacon" mean?
Luxury or indulgence
A late lunch
To save money
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"Bags of mystery" are...
Ladies' handbags
Sausages
Garbage
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If you ask someone not to sell you a dog, you are asking them...
Not to lie to you
Not to overcharge you
To not speak loudly
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If you are "robbing the barber," you...
Collect scissors
Are an entrepreneur
Have long hair
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If you have a "gigglemug," you are...
Always smiling
Often carrying a mug
The owner of a rare dog breed
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If you are "soupy," you are probably...
Hungry
Experiencing a runny nose
Hungover
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To be "poked up" is to be..
Tickled
Embarrassed
Uptight
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A "sauce-box" is what part of the body?
The head
The mouth
The knee
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If you've got the "morbs," you been feeling what for some time?
Sad
Happy
Nauseated
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"Cat-lap" was a term for...
Weak drinks like tea
Cat food
A walk around the block
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"Afternoonified" means...
Later
Presentable
Tired
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"Chuckaboo" is what kind of term?
Affectionate
Derogatory
Moral
Result
You aren't up to date on Victorian phrases, and that's okay. Nobody uses them anymore! But they are quite interesting, after all.

C+, Not Quite There

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You know some Victorian phrases and terms - nicely done! Keep reading the long novels of the period to learn more!

B+, Somewhat Victorian

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You are a Victorian pro, and you appreciate the etiquette and conventions of the period. Good job - your phrases will surely help you at parties.

A+, Very Victorian

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1
What does "butter upon bacon" mean?
Luxury or indulgence
A late lunch
To save money
2
"Bags of mystery" are...
Ladies' handbags
Sausages
Garbage
3
If you ask someone not to sell you a dog, you are asking them...
Not to lie to you
Not to overcharge you
To not speak loudly
4
If you are "robbing the barber," you...
Collect scissors
Are an entrepreneur
Have long hair
5
If you have a "gigglemug," you are...
Always smiling
Often carrying a mug
The owner of a rare dog breed
6
If you are "soupy," you are probably...
Hungry
Experiencing a runny nose
Hungover
7
To be "poked up" is to be..
Tickled
Embarrassed
Uptight
8
A "sauce-box" is what part of the body?
The head
The mouth
The knee
9
If you've got the "morbs," you been feeling what for some time?
Sad
Happy
Nauseated
10
"Cat-lap" was a term for...
Weak drinks like tea
Cat food
A walk around the block
11
"Afternoonified" means...
Later
Presentable
Tired
12
"Chuckaboo" is what kind of term?
Affectionate
Derogatory
Moral