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How Well Do You Know Your '50s Slang?
by Becky Stigall
Sure, maybe you weren't alive in the 1950s, but the slang from this era has permeated television. You're probably familiar enough to take this snazzy quiz.

Are you _______ a book?

  • writing
  • reading
  • buying
  • carrying

Ain't that a ____.

  • crab
  • heart
  • bite
  • sink

Backseat _____.

  • blanket
  • rider
  • driver
  • bingo

Bad ____.

  • News
  • Candy
  • Movie
  • Dancing

Burn ______.

  • turn
  • bobby
  • rubber
  • wood

Cast an _______.

  • drink
  • eyeball
  • anchor
  • necklace

Cloud ____.

  • one
  • three
  • nine
  • twelve

Come on snake, let’s ______.

  • rattle
  • walk
  • slither
  • lisp

Chrome-______.

  • shiny
  • snazzy
  • belt
  • plated

Cruisin' for a _______.

  • car
  • boat
  • ride
  • bruisin'

Don't have a ___.

  • Cow
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Bird

Cop a ______.

  • whisper
  • police officer
  • car
  • breeze

Get ____.

  • bored
  • out
  • bent
  • over

Give me _____.

  • one
  • three
  • five
  • seven

Hit the ______.

  • house
  • ball
  • bottle
  • bat

Knuckle ________.

  • ring
  • swell
  • sandwich
  • caller

Lay a _____.

  • down
  • driver
  • patch
  • tree

Lighting up the ____ sign.

  • over
  • under
  • above
  • tilt

Made in the _____.

  • movies
  • factory
  • shade
  • kitchen

Negative ____________.

  • in
  • awareness
  • out
  • perspiration

Make the _____.

  • cake
  • dinner
  • night
  • scene

Off the ____.

  • rocker
  • set
  • movie
  • line

Paper ______.

  • shaker
  • shredder
  • taker
  • writer

Pinky’s out of ____.

  • there
  • jail
  • home
  • money

Put an egg in your shoe and ____ it.

  • crush
  • set
  • beat
  • break

Rattle your ____.

  • rattle
  • beads
  • cage
  • head

Razz my _______.

  • berries
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • apples

Smog in the ______.

  • street
  • city
  • town
  • noggin

Stable the ______.

  • clatter
  • shoes
  • sisters
  • horses

What's buzzin', ______.

  • buzzard
  • bird
  • flyer
  • cuzzin

What's your tale, ___________.

  • dude
  • lady
  • nightingale
  • Sally

Word from the ____.

  • bird
  • land
  • king
  • open

You make the ______ jive.

  • dancers
  • drivers
  • glory
  • king's

Apple ______.

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • butter
  • iPod

Agitate the ______.

  • washer
  • dryer
  • gravel
  • dishwasher