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Old-Timey Slang - A

Decipher the modern meaning of the underlined slang words contained in the letter.
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Last updated: September 28, 2022
First submittedJune 1, 2022
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Dearest Adler,I have news from Ann Arbor. Scurvy Tom received an ____________ a couplemonths ago when he proposed to Mary without asking for her father's blessing!Well, that ______________ had gone and planned an engagement ball but hadput off the proposing. I saw Mary with a ring and _______ that afternoon. I askedwhether she and Scurvy Tom were betrothed. She laughed and said no! Shesaid she was attending alone. What an ____________ lady. As an invitee, Iattended to keep my eye on her. Mary started with just ____________ Shetalked to some ____________ about yeoman farming. Dreadfully boring. I wasnot eavesdropping, mind you; they were talking rather loudly. Anyway, he askedfor another _______ and asked Mary to slip away for a swim in the lake. She saidyes! How devious it all was!I wanted to tell Scurvy Tom about all these sordid developments, but Mary's dadand Scurvy Tom had an _____________ in the billiard's room. This whole tortuousaffair was becoming melodramatic! I figured I must find Mary to right the ship,and I found her in the _________ at the lakeshore. I tell you now, my dear friend,Mary and Alan were quite friendly and __________ indeed! Of course I promptly________________________________A month later, I saw Mary at the grocers--________. But where was Scurvy Tom?She said that Scurvy Tom had heard rumours about the "engagement ball" andthey had an __________ She admitted to late-night skylarking, but insistedthat nothing else happened. He wouldn't hear it and was ___________________She said he packed his things and left after she quipped that he was a bit queerin the ____ Scurvy Tom wrote me a letter, saying he joined an expedition to Sourth Africa as adeckhand. He said nothing of Mary, but spoke much about an ________ he saw wandering around on a small island. I later found out that Scurvy Tom worked hard in the hold, so much so that he's now ____. Mary whinges about how her dearScurvy Tom has left her, and that she's merely another ____________ Sincerely yours,Ms. Doris Lang
 
 
Meaning
Scolding
Procrastinator
Rouge
Callous
Water
Yokel
Drink
 
Handshake
Nude
Drunk
Left Hastily
 
Pregnant
Argument
Furious
Head
 
Penguin
Dead
Widow
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2022
Fun and creative quiz, thanks!
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Level 55
Jun 12, 2022
I did pretty awfully, I only got 1. Great design!
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Level 64
Sep 11, 2022
Cute. Would like to see more of this type of quiz. I was typing widow as the clock ran out, got 9. Might have gotten one or two more with more time to think about it.
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Level 71
Sep 22, 2022
Thanks for the feedback. I doubled the time!
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Level 62
Sep 28, 2022
Can you take "naked" for nude
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2022
Sounds reasonable, sure.
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Level 73
Oct 6, 2022
"Amputated my mahogany" is my new favourite expression. Great quiz.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2022
Thanks! I tried to pick interesting terms or ones that you could logically deduce from context. I felt I had to include the mahogany one because it's so interesting. :)