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December 29, 2017, 15:52
BobHale
An old quiz
A post in another thread reminded me of a quiz I posted years ago. I thought I'd repeat it here. Even if you saw it then the chances are that you won't remember the answers.

Today I bought a copy of the Oxford Dictionary of 20th Century Words.
Browsing through it I thought I'd set a new quiz.

The rules are simple.

All you have to do is guess the decade in which the word or phrase first appeared in print according to the OED archives. Many have earlier oral usage.

No looking them up, no researching, just straight guessing based on your own existing knowledge.

There are three from each decade in the 20th century.

1. antibiotic
2. astronaut
3. bulldozer
4. chain-store
5. credit card
6. crop circle
7. crossword puzzle
8. double glazing
9. downsize
10. economical with the truth
11. ethnic cleansing
12. false memory syndrome
13. family vlues
14. feel good factor
15. f*** off
16. hovercraft
17. human resources
18. karaoke
19. motorcade
20. nouvelle cuisine
21. organised crime
22. sado-masochism
23. sound bite
24. speed camera
25. superpower
26. tabloid journalism
27. theme park
28. war crime
29. Xerox
30. yellow pages

I originally awarded half points for being one decade off but this time round now half points.


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December 31, 2017, 15:07
Kalleh
I am not good at this sort of thing and will take the risk of looking ignorant. But I'll give it a try. Should I send to you or post here?

I have no recollection of the quiz so I'd like the half points, please. Wink
January 01, 2018, 04:15
BobHale
Here, as nobody will know if you are right or wrong.


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January 01, 2018, 04:21
BobHale
And as far as I can see Kalleh you didn't attempt it first time round though shu did and scored 12.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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January 01, 2018, 19:30
Kalleh
I am sure I didn't because I am not good at these sorts of things, as I said above. And, if I put them here, of course people can see what my answers are. Anyway, here goes:

1. 1920
2. 1940
3. 1930
4. 1960
5. 1960
6. 1930
7. 1920
8. 1950
9. 1970
10. 1980
11. 1970
12. 1980
13. 1950
14. 1970
15. 1970
16. 1980
17. 1940
18. 1960
19. 1940
20. 1970
21. 1920
22. 1910
23. 1980
24. 1990
25. 1960
26. 1980
27. 1950
28. 1940
29. 1960
30. 1920
January 01, 2018, 20:40
BobHale
Well it does say that there are three from each decade though you didn't follow that and you didn't put any down in the first decade (00-09) but your scores are

6 correct and 9 out by just one decade.

If you would like to change any answers so that you have some in each decade then you can have a go though remember your score could go down instead of up. Big Grin


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
January 04, 2018, 20:52
Kalleh
I missed that! Nah. I won't do any better. I wish someone else would participate - and if they do, don't copy my answers. Wink
January 05, 2018, 06:11
Geoff
I read through them and didn't know any. I thought they were all from the incunabular period. But, since nobody circulated them, nobody knows.
January 07, 2018, 21:10
Kalleh
Well at least you didn't make a fool of yourself, like I did. Frown
January 08, 2018, 03:14
bethree5
Very tough.
I left out: double glazing, feel good factor, and f*** off. Ended up with one too many under 50's & 80's.

Aughts. Economical with the truth
Teens. Crossword puzzle.
20's. Organised crime, tabloid journalism
30's. Bulldozer, hovercraft, sado-masochism
40's. Motorcade, war crime, yellow pages
50's. Astronaut, chain store, antibiotic, superpower
60's. Credit card, Xerox, theme park
70's. Downsize, family values, crop circle
80's. False memory syndrome, human resources, kareoke
90's. Ethnic cleansing, nouvelle cuisine, sound bite

Expecting a terrible score!
January 08, 2018, 04:19
BobHale
bethree5... 7 spot on, another 8 only missed by a decade


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
January 08, 2018, 13:00
Geoff
Wow! She's good! Annnnd, she's BACK!!! Very glad to see you again!!!
January 08, 2018, 19:59
Kalleh
Yes, Bethree, it's great to see you!
January 12, 2018, 06:33
bethree5
Hi all, thanks & good to be back.
So Bob is there a link to correct answers?
January 13, 2018, 18:29
BobHale
1900s
yellow pages
war crime
tabloid journalism

1910s
chain store
crossword puzzle
motorcade

1920s
astronaut
f*** off
organised crime

1930s
bulldozer
economical with the truth
sado-masochism

1940s
antibiotic
double glazing
superpower

1950s
credit card
hovercraft
Xerox

1960s
family values
human resources
theme park

1970s
downsize
karaoke
nouvelle cuisine

1980s
crop circle
feel good factor
sound bite

1990s
speed camera
false memory syndrome
ethnic cleansing


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

My current blog.
Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
January 16, 2018, 20:46
Kalleh
Now, someone post a quiz for Bob to take! He is always giving us the quizzes.