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1 Words of the 2000-2009 Decade
Every year, societies publish the 'Words of the Year'. These words are amongst the top 25 words of the decade beginning with 2000 and ending in 2009 (as per 'The Language Monitor'). See if you're up to speed on these terms. Good luck!
10 Q
Apr 09 10
1500 plays
2 Words by Decade 1961-1970
Words that came into the language during "The Swinging Sixties" should be well known to us. Check them out in this multi-choice quiz.
10 Q
Nov 25 03
6984 plays
3 Words by Decade 1951- 1960
This decade marked the beginning of the consumer boom in both the U.S.A. and Great Britain.In the background lurked the dangers of the Cold War. However, the new words kept on arriving in the dictionary.
10 Q
Nov 18 03
4698 plays
4 Sayings in 1970
A chemistry professor at my university claimed we were the generation "that says, 'Ya know' and doesn't." Of course, we were just misunderstood. Do you know the meanings and/or derivations of these idioms current in 1970?
10 Q
Dec 09 03
6522 plays
5 Words by Decade 1941-1950
Some people regard the 1940s as the pivotal decade of the century. World War II and the prospect of nuclear explosions continued to keep the new vocabulary flowing.
10 Q
Nov 16 03
2115 plays
6 Fun '80s Slang.
Do you remember these gnarly '80s slang words/phrases? Tubular!
Very Easy
20 Q
Jun 16 02
6798 plays
7 Words by Decade 1931-1940
This is a decade that begins with the Depression and ends with the Second World War. Check out the only thing not in short supply and that is new words entering English and American English dictionaries.
10 Q
Nov 07 03
2190 plays
8 Jazz Age Jive
Defining the BIG WORDS of the Roaring '20s
10 Q
Mar 07 11
315 plays
9 Words by Decade 1900-1910
The century turns and a whole new bunch of words marches in to join the dictionary. Ten multi-choice questions here test what you know about them. Did they all stay the course?
10 Q
Jul 08 03
1176 plays
10 Words by Decade 1921-1930
The "Roaring Twenties" continued the surge of new words that entered in the dictionaries in both the U.S.A. and Great Britain. Check them out here.
Very Difficult
10 Q
Nov 04 03
1449 plays
11 Words by Decade 1911-1920
In this decade dominated by World War I new words or new meanings for old words continued to pour into the dictionary. Test your knowledge of the newcomers with this multi-choice quiz.
10 Q
Jul 16 03
906 plays
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Last Updated Dec 03 14 3:28 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* In the '80s, what was someone doing if they were described as "flippin'"?
* "Barf me out!" Why would this bit of '80s jargon have been used?
* In the '80s, what would you mean if you called something "cheesy"?
* In the '80s, who or what might have been described as a "dipstick"?
* If someone in the '80s were said to "spazz out", how might they be behaving?

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