Test Your Regency Filth: a quiz
Test your knowledge of filthy Regency slang and the dark side of human linguistic inventiveness with this simple quiz!
There are twelve words. Three of them mean testicles, three mean penis, three refer to anal sex, and three are for pimps and brothel-keepers. Can you work out which word goes into which group? There are traps…
Answers below the covers!
Usher of the back door
Here’s the answers! The prize for getting them all right is…I don’t know, having people slink away at parties, or just the knowledge that you really should rethink your life. But at least you’ll never be confused in a Regency romance again.
(All slang from Jonathon Green’s Timelines of Slang, an invaluable and fascinating resource for the historically potty-mouthed. Follow on Twitter @MisterSlang.)
Usher of the back door
Pimps and bawds
Ava March and KJ Charles are all about the Regency filth. Viscount’s Wager is published by Carina Press on 10 August. A Fashionable Indulgence is published by Loveswept on 11 August.
A Fashionable Indulgence
Buttock Broker made me laugh.
Robbie Bauldree says
I missed a lot of them.
Serena S. says
LOL?! All the words make me laugh so hard!
Ok, “Usher of the back door” sounds like something a well-trained and experienced butler coined.
Also, I am fan of KJ and her dirt-talking heroes. :)
LOL! Well, I have certainly enhanced my vocabulary today. I tried the game and must admit that failed miserably… Some of those words I would never have guessed. ;)
Kara Jorgensen says
I knew more of these than I care to admit.
Rachel C says
Thanks for the vocab lesson ;)
Would love to win, and am looking forward to this series!
Funny quiz, great authors.
Jen G. says
10/12 — I mixed up gap-stopper and backgammon player!
Thank you for a good laugh – both books are on my to read list.
It’s amazing to me how many of these are still around in some fashion. Shows you what words people really prize, huh? :P
What a fun quiz!
Deborah Kelly says
Well, I won’t have to “slink away a parties” as I had only heard of one of these. (Hilarious, by the way) Maybe I don’t run in the right circles?
I only knew a few of these so I’ve added to my vocabulary today!
Now use them in a sentence!
Oh my – that was an education. :-)
Both of the books sound great! Thanks for the post and contest.
Great quiz. I’m looking forward to both of these books.
Nicole Sojka says
Cant wait to read both of these books. I really enjoy Ava March’s books.