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

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