Pick Some Old-Timey Words and We'll Tell You How Old-Fashioned You Are

EDUCATION

Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Words are a lot of fun, but old-timey words were nothing short of artful. Instead of calling someone a gossip or a nosy-rosy, generations before would have called them a "quidnunc." Instead of saying "shoemaker," they would have said "cordwainer." How much do you have in common with the folks who may have used words like these? Pick some, and we'll tell you how old fashioned you are!

To make things a little more fun, you'll read the questions written in old-time speak. Once you figure out how to get past the "thous" and the "-eths," you'll understand which word you feel is the most appropriate to choose. Peradventure, you have no idea what any of them mean, you are equipped with a hint button that will save thy soul from any confusion. 

Are you as old-fashioned as apple pie, or are you as newfangled as the iPhone 11? Pick the words you like most, that feel right or that make you giggle. The way you choose them matters as much as the option you pick. By the time you finish, your level of being modern or being a traditionalist will be obvious. Doest thou thinketh thou can make it without needing to cover thy ankles? Let's find out!


If thou falleth and landeth on ye olde backside, what hath thou falleth on?

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Where dost thou goeth to shaketh ye tail feather?

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What doth thou calleth the dotty olde woman who collecteth cats?

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Which old-timey word wouldst thou useth to describeth a criminal?

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What doest the sir calleth his mistress?

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Mightn't thou calleth thy sweetheart one of these words?

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Which old-timey word doest thou thinkest means bookseller?

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Mightn't ye useth one of these words to describeth a thief?

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What archaic tool wouldst thou useth to poke a fire?

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Can thou chooseth a word that means pawnbroker?

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Wouldst thou use any of these old-timey words to refer to a piece of jewelry?

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Which of these things wouldst thou useth to knit a scarf?

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Methinks thou doest know the word for "no."

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Can thou pick thee word that meaneth coward?

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What wouldst thou calleth thy drink using an archaic word?

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Doest thou knoweth the word that means ye old farmer?

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Wouldst thou use one of these words to describe a braggart?

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Which word for horse doest thou fancy?

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What word wouldst thou useth to describe Beyonce's occupation?

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Wouldst thou be able to picketh the word for lazy?

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If thou did not favor thy company, how mightn't thou describe them?

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Can thou picketh the word thou wouldst calleth thy boss?

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Wouldst thou kindly picketh the archaic name for a wagon?

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Doest thou know a word that references a smart person?

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Mightn't you call a knife oneth these things?

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Will thou please picketh a word that meaneth the same as kiss?

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What word doest thou use to address a young woman?

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Where wouldeth thou goeth to serveth time for a crime?

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Methinks thou shan't pick the word for lawn? Can ye?

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What wouldst thou calleth a pair of jeans?

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