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Answers to the quiz: Regency Slang with Food & Drink

I hope you enjoyed my little quiz (here on the Word Wenches page). Some of the terms have come up in previous quizzes, so I hope you got them right. Quite a few of them are used in Georgette Heyer’s novels so if you’re a Heyerite you should do quite well, I do enjoy making up the alternative answers though, and my cunning plan is to trick you into guessing wrong.

1)   A squab is :—   
         c) a young pigeon 

2) A fudge is:—
    a) a false rumor 

3) A bumblebroth is:—   
       d) a tangled situation

4) To be a trifle cucumberish is:—
        b) to be short of money 

 5) To pitch the gammon means:—
        a) to lie or play a trick on someone  

6) To eat Hull cheese means :—

        b) to be drunk 

7) If you are in plump currant, you are:—
        c) feeling good        

8) To call someone a mushroom means:—
        b) they are social climbers  

9) To be swimming in lard means:— 
        d) to be very rich 

10) If someone is dished up:—
        a) they are broke  

11)  Lobscouse is:—
        c) a stew made of salt beef, onions and biscuits 

12) To make a cake of yourself means:—
           b) to make a fool of yourself 

Now, go back to the Word Wenches page where the quiz is, and tell us how you went. Did you enjoy it? And is there a topic you’d like a quiz on? I’m happy to take suggestions, though no promises.