Saturday, May 10, 2008

Do you know the lingo?

Take our quiz to find out if you know what these words and expressions from the 1800's mean. Post your answers in the comments section of this thread.

1) Acknowledge the corn

2) Allow

3) Beans

4) Boodle

5) Coot

6) Didoes

7) Not one's funeral

8) Gum

9) Humbug

10) Jonathan

11) Peart

12) Plum, plumb

13) Pull foot

14) Sam Hill

15) Snore

16) Squatter

17) Surrey

18) Tow path

19) Wheelwright

Bonus: Sutler

Have fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll do the ones I think I know! :D Most of them are guesses!

6. clothes
11. impertinent
14. I think it's a swear word...
16. people (such as hobos) staying on someone else's land, possibly living in tents
17. similar to a buggy (maybe the same)
19. one who repairs wagon wheels