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Its Only Words Quiz 3

Another mixed quiz about unusual, obsolete and difficult words 12 Questions.

 
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Which cloth takes it's name from the Malay word meaning striped?

  • Gingham
  • Linen
  • Seersucker
  • Tweed

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Philematophobia is the fear of which activity?

  • Brushing your teeth
  • Combing your hair
  • Kissing
  • Washing your hands

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In India, what is a 'durzi'?

  • Chef
  • Soldier
  • Tailor
  • Waiter

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Uroxicide is the killing of which relative?

  • Daughter
  • Husband
  • Son
  • Wife

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The words 'pillion' and 'slogan' originate from which language?

  • Arabic
  • Gaelic
  • French
  • Turkish

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A 'castor' was a hat made from the fur of which animal?

  • Beaver
  • Chinchilla
  • Mink
  • Rabbit

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In Australia, what is a 'jarrah'?

  • Aborigine Dreamtime story
  • Eucalyptus tree
  • Surfing move
  • Wallaby

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What would you do if you were to 'siffle'?

  • Walk
  • Wave
  • Whistle
  • Wink

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What would expect a 'scripophile' to be interested in?

  • Autographs
  • Banknotes
  • Crosswords
  • Share certificates

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What is 'hirsel' and old English word for?

  • A country estate
  • A flock of sheep
  • A meadow
  • A small village

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If someone in Dorset described you as 'boris-noris' what would they think you were?

  • Careless or reckless
  • Left-handed
  • Not quite drunk
  • Stupid or ignorant

12

Can you match these gypsy terms to their English meanings?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Kushti ratti
  • Lacho deves
  • Nais tuke
  • Sar san

Right

  • Goodnight
  • How are you?
  • Thank you
  • Have a nice day

 

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