How Well Do You Know 1930’s Slang?

Hey now kid, do you think you know 1930's slang the way a true citizen of the times would know the vernacular? Isn't it time to find out? Let's put your 1930s slang knowledge to the test once and for all!
START THE QUIZ!

Question 1/12

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If someone were to refer to you as an "Abercrombie" in the 1930's, what were they calling you?
A dim wit
A know it all
A low life
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Question 2/12

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If someone were to end a conversation by saying "nobby" what would they have meant?
Very good
Very bad
Until tomorrow
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What would you do with an "ameche?"
Call someone
Type a letter
Cut up a cake
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If someone were holding a "convincer" in the 1930s, what would they have been holding?
A knife
A gun
A wallet
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If someone were "behind the grind" in the 30s, what were they behind on?
Their studies
The trends
Their housework
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If you were to "bleed" someone in the 30s, what would you have been doing?
Extorting them
Killing them
Strangling them
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Question 7/12

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If someone were "blowing their wig" in the 30s, what were they likely feeling?
Fear
Excitement
Sadness
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Question 8/12

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What was "giggle juice?"
Tea
Coffee
Beer
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Question 9/12

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What was often referred to as a "canary?"
Birds in general
A pianist
A female singer
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Question 10/12

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What occupation did a "buzzer" hold?
Fireman
Police officer
Banker
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Question 11/12

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If you were drinking "city juice" in the 30's, what were you drinking?
Beer
Water
Pop
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Question 12/12

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To "crust" someone was to.....
Insult them
Revere them
Loan them money
Result
We can't fault you for not knowing 1930's slang the way you know slang of the modern day. It was a truly different point in history that you weren't a part of. Despite this, you gave it your all and showed your willingness to take on a true challenge. Don't count this as a failure, you probably learned something new along the way!

C+, 1930s Slang Slow

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Right!
Color us impressed! We know it's not simple to know the vernacular and slang of a time period you weren't a part of. Despite this, you showed an amazing foundational knowledge on the slang that made this time in history the colorful and unique moment that it was.

B+ , 1930s Slang Savvy

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We're beginning to suspect that you may have had a past life as a citizen of the 1930's! You know the slang of the 1930's better than just about anyone. It's clear that you've spent some time studying the language of this particular moment in time!

A+, 1930s Slang Superstar

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1
If someone were to refer to you as an "Abercrombie" in the 1930's, what were they calling you?
A dim wit
A know it all
A low life
2
If someone were to end a conversation by saying "nobby" what would they have meant?
Very good
Very bad
Until tomorrow
3
What would you do with an "ameche?"
Call someone
Type a letter
Cut up a cake
4
If someone were holding a "convincer" in the 1930s, what would they have been holding?
A knife
A gun
A wallet
5
If someone were "behind the grind" in the 30s, what were they behind on?
Their studies
The trends
Their housework
6
If you were to "bleed" someone in the 30s, what would you have been doing?
Extorting them
Killing them
Strangling them
7
If someone were "blowing their wig" in the 30s, what were they likely feeling?
Fear
Excitement
Sadness
8
What was "giggle juice?"
Tea
Coffee
Beer
9
What was often referred to as a "canary?"
Birds in general
A pianist
A female singer
10
What occupation did a "buzzer" hold?
Fireman
Police officer
Banker
11
If you were drinking "city juice" in the 30's, what were you drinking?
Beer
Water
Pop
12
To "crust" someone was to.....
Insult them
Revere them
Loan them money