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Can You Beat Matt Bomer At A 1930s Slang Quiz?

We tested The Last Tycoon star's knowledge — how do you stack up?

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Since Matt Bomer's latest show The Last Tycoon takes place in the 1930s, we thought we'd see how well the actor knows popular slang from the decade. TBH, it didn't go so well...

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...BUT before you see how well (or terrible) Matt did at guessing, let's see how well YOU know '30s slang:

  1. What did "blat" mean?

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    A newspaper
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    A coffee stain
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    A cup of coffee
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    A drunk man
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Blat" was slang for "a newspaper!"

    Matt got this one wrong and said "a coffee stain."

    "Blat" was slang for "a newspaper!"
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  2. What did "off the cob" mean?

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    Speaking the truth
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    Lazy
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    Unfashionable
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    Living good
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Off the cob" was slang for "unfashionable!"

    Matt got this one wrong and guessed "living good."

    "Off the cob" was slang for "unfashionable!"
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  3. What did "hot tomato" mean?

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    A smart guy
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    An ill-tempered fellow
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    Ketchup
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    A handsome farmer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Hot tomato" was slang for "a smart guy!"

    Matt got this one right and guessed "a man who is well-read!"

    "Hot tomato" was slang for "a smart guy!"
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  4. What did "zazzy" mean?

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    Exciting
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    Flamboyant
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    A jazz club
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    Sexy
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Zazzy" was slang for "sexy!"

    Matt got this one right and guessed "calling a girl fine!"

    "Zazzy" was slang for "sexy!"
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  5. What did "bobby-dangler" mean?

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    The uvula
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    The penis
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    The Adam's apple
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    The last apple hanging from a tree
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Bobbly-dangler" was slang for "the penis!"

    Matt got this one right as well and guessed "a man's genitalia."

    "Bobbly-dangler" was slang for "the penis!"
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  6. What did "jelly ass" mean?

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    To dance
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    To have diarrhea
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    The feeling when your butt falls asleep
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    Bootylicious
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Back in the '30s, "jelly ass" meant "to dance!"

    Matt got this one wrong and guessed "bootylicious!"

    Back in the '30s, "jelly ass" meant "to dance!"
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To see how well Matt did at guessing even MORE slang words from the '30s, check out the full video below and make sure to check out The Last Tycoon's pilot episode!

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