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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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...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
    A coffee stain
    A cup of coffee
    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
    Lazy
    Unfashionable
    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
    An ill-tempered fellow
    Ketchup
    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
    Flamboyant
    A jazz club
    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
    The penis
    The Adam's apple
    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
    To have diarrhea
    The feeling when your butt falls asleep
    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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Can You Beat Matt Bomer At A 1930s Slang Quiz?

You have VERY little knowledge of '30s slang!

Bad news: You did worse at guessing '30s slang than Matt Bomer did. HOWEVER, your latest acting role didn't take place in the 1930s so Matt had a slight advantage over you. Maybe just go and "jelly ass" these results out!

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Close, but you're not quite a "hot tomato" at guessing '30s slang!

So you're not the BEST at guessing '30s slang but you did get some right! Plus, you're on par with Matt Bomer's knowledge which is definitely something to brag about!

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Dang! You're quite the "hot tomato!"

Wow, are you a time traveler from the '30s? Because you absolutely nailed this quiz! You could teach a thing or two to Matt Bomer!

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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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