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Created by Paul Tremaine
from the Left Cost of the USA :-)
Updated: December 2003

Little English Quiz by Paul Tremaine

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1) "It's cold outside kids, wear your mufflers", would you put on a -

      a) heavy wool coat
      b) rubber boots
      c) long scarf
      d) gloves

2) "I was all dressed up in spats", did the man wear -

      a) a tuxedo
      b) a silk dinner jacket
      c) coverings for his shoes
      d) white gloves

3) "He wore his bib and tucker", was he wearing -

      a) a swimsuit
      b) a tuxedo
      c) jeans and a T-shirt
      d) casual nightwear

4) "He was seen in his white fronts", in America you would say -

      a) boxing shorts
      b) briefs
      c) naked as a jay bird
      d) pajamas (or jam-jams as they say in England)

5) "What did he say his moniker was?" You are asking his -

      a) rank in the military
      b) occupation
      c) marital status
      d) name

6) "She just lavished on him." She -

      a) served his every need
      b) wanted a divorce
      c) wanted to go shopping all the time
      d) wanted him to take a bath

Read Paul's explanations of the words from the quiz.


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