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

  • 1
    Napoo
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: No more
    Constipation
    Asleep
  • 2
    Blighty wound
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: A wound serious enough for you to be sent home on leave
    A wound sustained while at home to get you more time on leave
    A wound inflicted by friendly fire
  • 3
    Baby's head
    Bald
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: A meat pudding
    An unexploded shell
  • 4
    Rest camp
    A field hospital
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: A Cemetery
    A camp away from the front line
  • 5
    Gunfire
    Smoke
    Type of beer
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Tea laced with rum
  • 6
    Macoroni
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Italian soldier
    Bullets
    Lice
  • 7
    Blind pig
    Soldier who wore glasses
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Mortar Bomb
    German (when they were wearing gas masks)
  • 8
    Chat
    Talking
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Louse
    French cat
  • 9
    Cold Meat Ticket
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Identity tags
    Ration Books
    Uniform
  • 10
    Devil Dodger
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Army Chaplain
    Lucky soldier
    Soldier who is sent home
  • 11
    Landowner
    Officer who has their own office
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Dead and buried
    Type of bomb
  • 12
    Liberty Cabbage
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Sauerkraut
    'Dig for Victory'
    Melon
  • 13
    Base Rat
    A German
    A trench rat
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Someone who stays near headquarters
  • 14
    Alleyman
    A foot soldier
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: A German soldier
    A shady figure
  • 15
    Zepps in a cloud
    Mousse with fruit
    Toad in the Hole
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Sausage and mash

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