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
    Asleep
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: No more
  • 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
    An unexploded shell
    Bald
  • 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
    Smoke
    Type of beer
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Tea laced with rum
  • 6
    Macoroni
    Bullets
    Lice
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Italian soldier
  • 7
    Blind pig
    German (when they were wearing gas masks)
    Soldier who wore glasses
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Mortar Bomb
  • 8
    Chat
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Louse
    Talking
    French cat
  • 9
    Cold Meat Ticket
    Uniform
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Identity tags
    Ration Books
  • 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
    Melon
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Sauerkraut
    'Dig for Victory'
  • 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
    A foot soldier
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: A German soldier
  • 15
    Zepps in a cloud
    Toad in the Hole
    Sorry, you didn't choose a correct answer. Right answer: Sausage and mash
    Mousse with fruit

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