Colloquialisms from the First World War

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There were many words and expressions created during the First World War, some of which we still use today. However, some words didn't catch on quite as well. Take this quiz and try to figure out what these words and phrases from the Front and at home meant 100 years ago.

All of these words and their definitions were found on these sites, and there are plenty more there, including the ones that we still use now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2627773 2

http://hubpages.com/hub/World-War-1-History-F ront-Line-Slang

http://www.worldwar1.com/herita ge/wordswar.htm

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    Napoo
  • 2
    Blighty wound
  • 3
    Baby's head
  • 4
    Rest camp
  • 5
    Gunfire
  • 6
    Macoroni
  • 7
    Blind pig
  • 8
    Chat
  • 9
    Cold Meat Ticket
  • 10
    Devil Dodger
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    Landowner
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    Liberty Cabbage
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    Base Rat
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    Alleyman
  • 15
    Zepps in a cloud

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