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    Are you old Brit literate??....

    I got 13/13

    Quick 2 min test, no registering crap.

    Quizfreak - Do You Understand These 13 Old English Sayings?

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    The Full Monty!

    Lovely stuff, you tucked into a large helping of correct answers and we’re delighted to award you with our “Full Monty” rating. Sure, these might have all been easy for you, but not everyone knows what these old English sayings mean. But you have earned a place in the Quizfreak upper crust with that performance, and now we want to see if your friends can join you there. Share this quiz and tell them to show a leg!
    <Your advert for prostitutes here, reasonable rates>

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    i got 13 as well....though i did half guess two.
    probably a better test for non Brits

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    12/13 - and I'm half [the good half] Asian.

    Put 'er down to exposure and worldly experience...


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    11/13. full monty.

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    13/13. easy peasy.

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    13/13. I did live there for thirty years.

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    I got 12 because in my formative life I was never presented with a "full" English breakfast.

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    None of those sayings are old English. THIS is old English.

    0 swtan on ā swīran healfe.
    Eall ic ws mid sorgum gedrēfed,
    forht ic ws for re fgran gesyhe.
    Geseah ic t fūse bēacen
    wendan wdum ond blēom;
    hwīlum hit ws mid wtan bestēmed,
    beswyled mid swātes gange, hwīlum
    mid since gegyrwed.
    Hwre ic r licgende lange_hwīle
    behēold hrēowcearig hlendes trēow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    THIS is old English.
    so that is was the olde fcukers down the pub were speaking

    I thought they were just drunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    The Full Monty!

    Lovely stuff, you tucked into a large helping of correct answers and were delighted to award you with our Full Monty rating. Sure, these might have all been easy for you, but not everyone knows what these old English sayings mean. But you have earned a place in the Quizfreak upper crust with that performance, and now we want to see if your friends can join you there. Share this quiz and tell them to show a leg!
    Same here, I got 11/13

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    None of those sayings are old English. THIS is old English.

    0 swtan on ā swīran healfe.
    Eall ic ws mid sorgum gedrēfed,
    forht ic ws for re fgran gesyhe.
    Geseah ic t fūse bēacen
    wendan wdum ond blēom;
    hwīlum hit ws mid wtan bestēmed,
    beswyled mid swātes gange, hwīlum
    mid since gegyrwed.
    Hwre ic r licgende lange_hwīle
    behēold hrēowcearig hlendes trēow.
    Reads like an can of Spaghetti Alphabet thrown at a wall. Translation?

    15/15

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    You Got : 13/13.... lemon squeezy

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    I got 13.

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    13 out of 13. Full Monty. Not bad for a Kiwi!

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    Say what?
    19 out of 13??
    You Got : 19/13
    The Full Monty!
    Lovely stuff, you tucked into a large helping of correct answers and we’re delighted to award you with our “Full Monty” rating. Sure, these might have all been easy for you, but not everyone knows what these old English sayings mean. But you have earned a place in the Quizfreak upper crust with that performance, and now we want to see if your friends can join you there. Share this quiz and tell them to show a le

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    You're having a soapy bath.

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    I bet most of you are lying

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    [QUOTE=kmart;3159375]
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post

    15/15
    Be hard to beat that score, I was a dismal 13/13

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    Thanks for a taste THE DREAM OF THE ROOD

    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    None of those sayings are old English. THIS is old English.

    http://www.dreamofrood.co.uk/transla...inal_page1.htm

    0 swtan on ā swīran healfe.
    Eall ic ws mid sorgum gedrēfed,
    forht ic ws for re fgran gesyhe.
    Geseah ic t fūse bēacen
    wendan wdum ond blēom;
    hwīlum hit ws mid wtan bestēmed,
    beswyled mid swātes gange, hwīlum
    mid since gegyrwed.
    Hwre ic r licgende lange_hwīle
    behēold hrēowcearig hlendes trēow.
    Reads like an can of Spaghetti Alphabet thrown at a wall. Translation?

    15/15
    asa Thirteener here's the full Monty of the Rood Dream

    HELP



    Hwt, ic swefna cyst secgan wylle,

    hwt mē gemtte to midre nihte,

    syan reordberend reste wunedon.

    ūhte mē t ic gesāwe syllicre trēow

    5 on lyft ldan lēohte bewunden,

    bēama beorhtost. Eall t bēacen ws

    begoten mid golde. Gimmas stōdon

    fgere t foldan scēatum, swylce r fife wron

    uppe on ām eaxlgespanne. Behēoldon r engel dryhtnes ealle,

    10 fgere urh forgesceaft. Ne ws r hūru fracodes gealga,

    ac hine r behēoldon hālige gāstas,

    men ofer moldan ond eall ēos mre gesceaft.

    Syllic ws se sigebēam, ond ic synnum fāh,

    forwunded mid wommum. Geseah ic wuldres trēow,

    15 wdum geweorod wynnum scīnan,

    gegyred mid golde; gimmas hfdon

    bewrigen weorlīce wealdendes trēow.

    Hwre ic urh t gold ongytan meahte

    earmra rgewin, t hit rest ongan

    20 swtan on ā swīran healfe. Eall ic ws mid sorgum gedrēfed,

    forht ic ws for re fgran gesyhe. Geseah ic t fūse bēacen

    wendan wdum ond blēom; hwīlum hit ws mid wtan bestēmed,

    beswyled mid swātes gange, hwīlum* mid since gegyrwed.

    Hwre ic r licgende lange_hwīle

    25 behēold hrēowcearig hlendes trēow,

    o t ic gehyrde t hit hlēorode.

    Ongan ā word sprecan wudu sēlesta:

    ‘t ws gēara_iū, (ic t gyta geman),

    t ic ws āhēawen holtes on ende,

    30 āstyred of stefne mīnum. Genāman mē r strange fēondas,

    geworhton him r tō wfersyne, hēton mē heora wergas hebban.

    Bron mē r beornas on eaxlum, ot hīe mē on beorg āsetton,

    gefstnodon mē r fēondas genōge. Geseah ic ā frean mancynnes

    efstan elne micle, t hē mē wolde on gestīgan.

    35 r ic ā ne dorste ofer dryhtnes word

    būgan oe berstan, ā ic bifian geseah

    eoran scēatas. Ealle ic mihte

    fēondas gefyllan, hwre* ic fste stōd.

    Ongyrede hine ā geong hle, (t ws god lmihtig),

    40 strang ond stīmōd. Gestāh hē on gealgan hēanne,

    mōdig on manigra gesyhe, ā hē wolde mancyn lysan.

    Bifode ic ā mē se beorn ymbclypte. Ne dorste ic hwre būgan tō eoran,

    feallan tō foldan scēatum, ac ic sceolde fste standan.

    Rōd ws ic ārred. Āhōf ic rīcne cyning,

    45 heofona hlāford, hyldan mē ne dorste.

    urhdrifan hī mē mid deorcan nglum. On mē syndon ā dolg gesīene,

    opene inwidhlemmas. Ne dorste ic hira nigum scean.

    Bysmeredon hīe unc būtū tgdere. Eall ic ws mid blōde bestēmed,

    begoten of s guman sīdan, sian hē hfde his gāst onsended.

    50 ‘Feala ic on ām beorge gebiden hbbe

    wrāra wyrda. Geseah ic weruda god

    earle enian. ystro hfdon

    bewrigen mid wolcnum wealdendes hrw,

    scīrne scīman, sceadu for ēode,

    55 wann under wolcnum. Wēop eal gesceaft,

    cwīdon cyninges fyll. Crīst ws on rōde.

    Hwere r fūse feorran cwōman

    tō ām elinge. Ic t eall behēold.

    Sāre ic ws sorgum gedrēfed, hnāg ic hwre ām secgum tō handa,

    60 ēamōd elne mycle. Genāmon hīe r lmihtigne god,

    āhōfon hine of ām hefian wīte. Forlēton mē ā hilderincas

    standan stēame bedrifenne; eall ic ws mid strlum forwundod.

    Ālēdon hīe r limwērigne, gestōdon him t his līces hēafdum,

    behēoldon hīe r heofenes dryhten, ond hē hine r hwīle reste,

    65 mēe fter ām miclan gewinne. Ongunnon him ā moldern wyrcan

    beornas on banan gesyhe; curfon hīe t of beorhtan stāne,

    gesetton hīe ron sigora wealdend. Ongunnon him ā sorhlēo galan

    earme on ā fentīde, ā hīe woldon eft sīian,

    mēe fram ām mran ēodne. Reste hē r mte weorode.

    70 Hwere wē r grēotende gōde hwīle

    stōdon on staole, syan stefn up gewāt

    hilderinca. Hrw cōlode,

    fger feorgbold. ā ūs man fyllan ongan

    ealle tō eoran. t ws egeslic wyrd!

    75 Bedealf ūs man on dēopan sēae. Hwre mē r dryhtnes egnas,

    frēondas gefrūnon,

    ond gyredon mē golde ond seolfre.

    ‘Nū ū miht gehyran, hle mīn se lēofa,

    t ic bealuwara weorc gebiden hbbe,

    80 sārra sorga. Is nū sl cumen

    t mē weoria wīde_on_sīde

    menn ofer moldan, ond eall ēos mre gesceaft,

    gebidda him tō yssum bēacne. On mē bearn godes

    rōwode hwīle. Foran ic rymfst nū

    85 hlīfige under heofenum, ond ic hlan mg

    ghwylcne ānra, āra e him bi egesa tō mē.

    Iū ic ws geworden wīta heardost,

    lēodum lāost, r an ic him līfes weg

    rihtne gerymde, reordberendum.

    90 Hwt, mē ā geweorode wuldres ealdor

    ofer holtwudu, heofonrīces weard!

    Swylce swā hē his mōdor ēac, Marīan sylfe,

    lmihtig god for ealle menn

    geweorode ofer eall wīfa cynn.

    95 ‘Nu ic ē hāte, hle mīn se lēofa,

    t ū ās gesyhe secge mannum,

    onwrēoh wordum t hit is wuldres bēam,

    se e lmihtig god on rōwode

    for mancynnes manegum synnum

    100 ond Adomes ealdgewyrhtum.

    Dēa hē r byrigde, hwere eft dryhten ārās

    mid his miclan mihte mannum tō helpe.

    Hē ā on heofanas āstāg. Hider eft funda

    on ysne middangeard mancynn sēcan

    105 on dōmdge dryhten sylfa,

    lmihtig god, ond his englas mid,

    t hē onne wile dēman, se āh dōmes geweald,

    ānra gehwylcum swā hē him rur hēr

    on yssum lnum līfe geearna.

    110 Ne mg r nig unforht wesan

    for ām worde e se wealdend cwy.

    Frīne hē for re mnige hwr se man sīe,

    se e for dryhtnes naman dēaes wolde

    biteres onbyrigan, swā hē r on ām bēame dyde.

    115 Ac hīe onne forhtia, ond fēa enca

    hwt hīe to Crīste cwean onginnen.

    Ne earf r onne nig anforht wesan

    e him r in breostum bere bēacna sēlest,

    ac urh ā rōde sceal rīce gesēcan

    120 of eorwege ghwylc sāwl,

    sēo e mid wealdende wunian ence."

    Gebd ic mē ā to ām bēame blīe mōde,

    elne mycle, r ic āna ws

    mte werede. Ws mōdsefa

    125 āfysed on forwege, feala ealra gebād

    langunghwīla. Is mē nū līfes hyht

    t ic one sigebēam sēcan mōte

    āna oftor onne ealle men,

    well weorian. Mē is willa tō ām

    130 mycel on mōde, ond mīn mundbyrd is

    geriht tō re rōde. Nāh ic rīcra feala

    frēonda on foldan, ac hīe for heonon

    gewiton of worulde drēamum, sōhton him* wuldres cyning,

    lifia nū on heofenum mid hēahfdere,

    135 wunia on wuldre, ond ic wēne_mē

    daga gehwylce hwnne mē dryhtnes rōd,

    e ic hēr on eoran r scēawode,

    on ysson lnan līfe gefetige

    ond mē onne gebringe r is blis mycel,

    140 drēam on heofonum, r is dryhtnes folc

    geseted tō symle, r is singāl blis,

    ond mē onne āsette r ic syan mōt

    wunian on wuldre, well mid ām hālgum

    drēames brūcan. Sī mē dryhten frēond,

    145 se e hēr on eoran r rōwode

    on ām gealgtrēowe for guman synnum.

    Hē ūs onlysde ond ūs līf forgeaf,

    heofonlicne hām. Hiht ws genīwad

    mid blēdum ond mid blisse ām e r bryne olodan.

    150 Se sunu ws sigorfst on ām sifate,

    mihtig ond spēdig, ā hē mid manigeo cōm,

    gāsta weorode, on godes rīce,

    anwealda lmihtig, englum tō blisse

    ond eallum ām hālgum ām e on heofonum r

    155 wunedon on wuldre, ā heora wealdend cwōm,

    lmihtig god, r his ēel ws
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    That was fukin pafe-iclee easy; how could anybody get any of those wrong?

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    [quote=Iceman123;3159568]
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post

    15/15
    Be hard to beat that score, I was a dismal 13/13
    Oops. I got them all correct, honest!

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    ^ Me too!

    Best I go back to school and learn proper engerish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    how could anybody get any of those wrong?
    Was easy for me. I don't do brittle speak y'all.
    Surely the correct answer should be sausage rush if a security guard ejects you from an establishment.
    Stupid quiz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    13/13. easy peasy.
    Wot e said

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