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Things That are Old

"Old" is a part of each answer.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
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First submittedNovember 6, 2010
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Clue
Answer
Yellowstone geyser
Old Faithful
Had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
Old MacDonald
Clothing chain owned by Gap
Old Navy
Manchester United's stadium
Old Trafford
Europe, Asia, and Africa
Old World
Frosty the Snowman: "There must
have been some magic in that..."
Old Silk Hat
Bourbon, sugar cube, bitters
and soda water
Old Fashioned
Superstition or urban legend
Old Wives' Tale
Will Ferrell movie
Old School
First half of the Bible
Old Testament
Clue
Answer
Can't learn new tricks
Old Dog
The rich, but not the nouveau riche
Old Money
Brand of deodorant
Old Spice
Titian or Michelangelo, for example
Old Master
Ain't what she used to be, ain't
what she used to be
Old Grey Mare
Nickname of the USS Constitution
Old Ironsides
Language of Beowulf
Old English
Nickname of the American Flag
Old Glory
Book about a big, yellow dog
Old Yeller
What a biker calls his wife
Old Lady
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2013
I though Beowulf was written in a Scandinavian language- well you learn something new every day! Good quiz harder than I thought it was going to be.
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2013
The whole reason that Beowulf is famous is because it is the oldest surviving story written in the English language. Though most English speakers today would not understand it because the language has evolved so much. This is why it's called "Old English." It's also the oldest surviving European literature written in something other than Latin.
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2016
That last sentence doesn't really make sense, as there is an awful lot of surviving Greek literature that far predates Beowulf.
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Level 82
Nov 7, 2017
Other than Latin or Greek, then? Maybe what I read meant to say the oldest European literature not written in a "classical" language.
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2013
and Old English was the language of the Saxons, who originally were from the area in Northern Germany closest to Denmark. So... it almost is a Scandinavian language.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2013
According to Wikipedia, Old English acquired a number of words (sky, leg, they, are, to name a few) from Old Norse, thanks to the Scandinavians who took their vacations there. As for Beowulf, part of it is set in Denmark, so you had good reasons for thinking it was written in some Germanic language other than English.
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2013
yes. like I just pointed out, the Saxons and Danes were neighbors.. reasonable assumption to make. Though I remember learning in high school that it was written in Old English and trying to make sense of it in the original language.
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Level 74
Jan 22, 2016
Old (and modern) English and Scandinavian languages are all Germanic languages -- though the vocabulary of English is about 60% Latinate because of invasions by Rome and later good Old William of Orange in 1066.
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Level 86
Dec 11, 2017
William the Conqueror, not William of Orange.
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Level 77
Mar 15, 2014
I'm just glad that I wasn't on there. :)
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Level 37
Apr 11, 2014
With Manchester United on here... isn't this quiz too Euro-Centric?

KIDDING! Just kidding!

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Level 32
Apr 19, 2016
up until today i thought it was old WISE tale....
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Level 69
May 22, 2016
Old wives do tend to be very wise.
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2018
Not once the dementia starts to kick in...
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2023
I pledgable egance to the flag

Said this for years.

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Level 52
Aug 25, 2016
aw great I tried "old straw hat" and "old top hat"
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2018
Sometimes you hear "old top hat" as an alternative lyric in some modern versions of the song. (Michael Buble). It was an old silk top hat in most depictions, but the original lyric is "old silk hat." Maybe consider adding "top hat" as an acceptable answer.
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Level 54
Jul 5, 2017
I thought it was old horse.
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Level 72
Oct 17, 2018
Was soccer invented to keep me from getting a perfect score on these quizzes?
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Level 56
Oct 17, 2018
There must have been some magic in that old top hat he found...
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Level 43
Oct 16, 2020
Old Town Road isn’t in the quiz!? Why?
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Level 76
Feb 9, 2022
I saw Old Yeller. I never considered that dog to be big.
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Level 52
Apr 9, 2022
please accept old TOP hat - I've never heard silk.
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Level 80
Sep 21, 2022
I don't understand what bikers have to do with anything, last clue could just read "Wife"
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Level 87
Nov 17, 2023
In the UK “old lady” or “old dear” is more usually a reference to your mother.

I first encountered this alternate meaning in a book by Hunter S Thompson - “Hell’s Angels” which might explain the reference?