Old-Timey Slang - A

Decipher the modern meaning of the underlined slang words contained in the letter.
Quiz by Dimby
Last updated: September 28, 2022
First submittedJune 1, 2022
Times taken140
Average score33.3%
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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
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2022
Fun and creative quiz, thanks!
Level 55
Jun 12, 2022
I did pretty awfully, I only got 1. Great design!
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.
Level 71
Sep 22, 2022
Thanks for the feedback. I doubled the time!
Level 62
Sep 28, 2022
Can you take "naked" for nude
Level 71
Sep 28, 2022
Sounds reasonable, sure.
Level 73
Oct 6, 2022
"Amputated my mahogany" is my new favourite expression. Great quiz.
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. :)