Words index  Vivian Cook

How Old is your Language?  

 

Tick which word from each pair you are most likely to use.

1.   great      all right   

2.   bike       cycle  

3.   crap      terrible  

4.   LP        vinyl  

5.   grotty     bad

6.   chap      guy

7.   pissed   sloshed

8.   Robert Robbie

9.   telly       box

10.  sozzled    slaughtered

11.  fab          excellent

12.  wireless   radio

13.  drunk      tipsy

14.  stereo      record-player

15.  granny     nan

16.  yob         chav

17.  twit ?????

The right answers are below. Score 1 for each Young ticked. If you get say 8 or above, you are speaking like a person under 30, if you get less than 8 you are speaking like a person over 30. Of course this is very rough and ready! 

 

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Answers to age test: 'young' words have grey background .

1.      great      all right  

2.      bike       cycle

3.      crap       terrible  

4.      LP        vinyl  

5.      grotty     bad

6.      chap      guy

7.      pissed    sloshed  

8.      Robert   Robbie

9.      telly       box

10.    sozzled slaughtered

11.    fab        excellent

12.    wireless   radio

13.    drunk     tipsy

14.    stereo    record-player

15.    granny   nan

16.    yob       chav  

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