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It's a whatch-amacallit, you know?
Unusual and Obscure Words
"Oddball and humorous names that are given to people and things."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
I've always liked the sound of the word 'loblolly'. Any idea what it might be?
A type of candy
A surgeon's assistant on a sailing ship
When there were such things as soda shops, there was also something called a soda jerk. Can you guess what that was?
A game done with the fingers
A clod or simpleton
A carbonated drink
A counterman who drew soda from a tap
Dad was an angler. What does an angler do?
He's a sly scam artist
He's a plumber
He's an architect
He's a fisherman
What is a 'copper'?
An electrical fuse
To what occupation might a 'bean counter' belong?
In the 1950's, Al Capp, who was the cartoonist who created 'Lil Abner', came up with the term 'Kickapoo Joy Juice'. What was it?
An illegally distilled alcoholic drink
Have you ever used a Chicago typewriter? Probably not, as it's a dangerous instrument. What might it be?
A Thompson submachine gun
A touch tone telephone
An electric typewriter that could electrocute a person
Any stolen article
What is the 'Big Apple'? It has nothing to do with a fruit.
A lottery jackpot
The Mississippi River
New York City
If a person is said to be 'vertically challenged', he is what?
Afraid of heights
Not too bright
If you are in a 'greasy spoon', where are you?
A good friends' kitchen
A flatware shop
A not too clean dining establishment
An auto lube and repair shop
Where might you find a 'tar' or a 'swab jockey'?
On a road crew
At a race track
In a maintenance department
On a ship
What means of conveyance might be described as a 'hack'?
American baseball players have a language all their own, using such terms as 'gas' or 'heat' for a hard thrown ball. What might they mean when they refer to 'wings' and 'wheels'?
Arms and legs
What might you do for a living if you're a wrangler?
A dock worker
In the theatre, what might a 'ham' be?
An overacting performer
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