It’s Game Day!

 

It’s Game Day and I thought it’d be enjoyable to march up some of the essentials and the name they were known by in the 1800’s. They are in no particular order … so have fun.

1. Albert                                                     ____ Repairs or mades tinware 
2. Bangup                                                  ____ Parasol
3. Boiled fabric                                          ____ Street Peddler
4. Dandy                                                   ____ Skilled workman or craftsman
5. Doctor’s Clothing                                  ____ Overcoat
6. Calico                                                   ____ Women’s bicycle bloomers
7. Cordwainer                                           ____ Inexpressibles
8. Cornette                                               ____ One who makes shoes
9. Gallowses                                            ____ Clean
10. Knickerbocker                                    ____ A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
11. Hawker                                               ____ Bonnet tied under the chin
12. Unwhisperables                                 ____ Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
13. Pagoda                                              ____ Knitting work or yarn
14. Rationals                                           ____ Suspenders
15. Reticule                                             ____ Meticulously groomed man
16. Saratogas                                         ____  Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
17. Spun truck                                        ____  Huge trunk
18. Tinker                                               ____  Small handbag made from fine fabric
19. Wright                                              ____  Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat

To two readers who leave a comment I will send you a $10.00 Bath and Bodyworks Gift Card. I will post the winners along with the answers next Sunday, so you all can have some extra time to work on the game, since we’re mostly shut-in’s these days.

Have fun and check back next Sunday!

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33 thoughts on “It’s Game Day!”

  1. Good morning! Oh my, I didn’t know the majority of the meaning of the words! Here’s one for you, “BAGS O’ MYSTERY”, was what some people called sausage because only the maker knew exactly what was in the sausage. I also find it funny that what we now call a “goatee” style of beard and mustache used to be called “DOOR-KNOCKER”! Old phrases are funny! Stay safe in these unusual time! Prayers for you and yours!

      • Yes ma’am. That’s the reason I’m leaving it up and not announcing the answers and winners until Sunday, so those who are having to stay home, which is 99.9% of us, could print out and play along at their own pace. Hope it isn’t too hard. Hugs.

    • Hi Stephanie, thanks for coming by and reading my blog. Gosh, I wish I’d had your two old meanings when I wrote my blog. Really cool, especially the sausage. I’m surprised at a beard and mustache, too. Very cool info. Thanks. My DH and I are staying in and safe. Even our doctors have gone to telephone visits, unless we have to give blood or something. I’m getting lazy. Staying up really late and sleeping in more than I ever have. Spent yesterday binge watching Hallmark’s Spring movies, although I did cook dinner. Got two grands here now, who can run errands for us. You take care of yourself and stay safe. Blessings to you and yours. Hugs, P

  2. This was extremely hard. I worked on it an hour
    So I probably have many wrong, but it was fun.

    1. Albert ____ A short chain connecting a watch to a button hole
    2. Bangup ____ Parasol
    3. Boiled fabric ____ Clean
    4. Dandy ____ Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing ____ Overcoat
    6. Calico ____ Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer ____ One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette ____ Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses ____ suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker ____ Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker ____ Street peddler
    12. Unwhisperables ____ inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda ____ Women’s bicycle bloomers
    14. Rationals ____ Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coats
    15. Reticule ____ Small Handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas ____ Huge trunk
    17. Spun truck ____ knitting world or yarn
    18. Tinker ____ Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright ____ Skilled workman or craftsman

    • Yeah, Tonya!!!! You got 15 out of the 19. 1,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19. I’m impressed. I hope you and yours have a great week. Watch Sunday to see who my winners are and the correct answers. You can always come back and post the four matches you didn’t get right. I’m really, really impressed! Big hugs, Phyliss

      • Phyliss I tried hard early this morning, I will try to figure out the four I got incorrect, but I’ll just figure it out and write it down Here at home and then when you post the answer Sunday, I’ll see if I got them on my own. You and your family stay safe. Love you my dear TEXAN friend!

  3. I’ve never heard of any of them. Gallowses are suspenders, or braces I believe. Tinker, is someone who works with tin. Pagoda is a sleeve on a dress or a parasol. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Charlene. So good to hear from you. You did very, very good. One is correct to the tee and two are half right, although the other half could be correct and I don’t know it. I hope you and yours have a great week and please be safe. Big hugs, Phyliss

  4. This was very tough. Some words I could kind of figure out, but most are guesses.

    1. Albert – Overcoat
    2. Bangup – Parasol
    3. Boiled fabric – Clean
    4. Dandy – Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing – Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    6. Calico – Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer – One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette – Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses – Suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker – A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
    11. Hawker – Street Peddler
    12. Unwhisperables – Inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda – Knitting work or yarn
    14. Rationals – Women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule – Small handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas – Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    17. Spun truck – Huge trunk
    18. Tinker – Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright – Skilled workman or craftsman

    • Hi Janine. Good to hear from you. You got 12 out of 19! 3,4,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,18,19
      Very good. You got two that I didn’t know and I do a lot of research on this type of stuff. I hope you and yours have a great week. Please check back on Sunday to see who my winners are and the correct answers. Many blessings to you and yours. Hugs, Phyliss

    • Hi Kathy, you have all week to work on it. That’s why I’m not posting winners, which will be selected at random, not how many you get correct, and the answers on Sunday. Print it out and work on it as you have time. Enjoy! Big hugs, P

    • Thanks, Caryl. Good to hear from you. If you want to print it out and work on the matches during the week feel free to do so. That’s the reason I’m not posting the winners, drawn at random, or the answers until Sunday. I hope you and yours are having a safe and good time. Hugs, Phyliss

    • Hi Ellie, so good to hear from you. Like I’ve told the others, if you want to print it out and play with it when you have time, since I’m not posting winners or the matches until Sunday. I wanted to put up something a little different in these boring and nervous times. I pray you and yours are healthy and happy. Big Hugs, Phyliss

    • Hi Sharon. Good to hear from you. I knew it was a bit harder than our regular games, but thought our readers stuck inside might enjoy the extra challenge. I’ll be checking back during the week to see any new posts, so once you’ve got your answers post them. Good luck and I pray you and yours are safe in these trying times. Big hugs, Phyliss

  5. 1. Albert – short chain connecting a watch to a button hole
    2. Bangup – overcoat
    3. Boiled fabric – Clean
    4. Dandy – Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing –parasol
    6. Calico – Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer – One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette – Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses – Suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker – Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker – Street Peddler
    12. Unwhisperables – Inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda – Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    14. Rationals –women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule – Small handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas –Huge trunk
    17. Spun truck –knitting world or yarn
    18. Tinker – Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright – Skilled workman or craftsman

  6. I apologize to everyone for not being able to stay online to respond to your comments. Because our schools have gone virtual (hope that’s the right word), plus the many people working from home, I get kicked off of the Internet regularly. I promise I’ll respond to each of your comments. Again, I apologize and bet I’m not the only one this is happening to. Hugs, Phyliss

  7. 1. Albert 18____ Repairs or mades tinware
    2. Bangup 13____ Parasol
    3. Boiled fabric 11____ Street Peddler
    4. Dandy 19____ Skilled workman or craftsman
    5. Doctor’s Clothing 3____ Overcoat
    6. Calico 14____ Women’s bicycle bloomers
    7. Cordwainer 12____ Inexpressibles
    8. Cornette 7____ One who makes shoes
    9. Gallowses 2____ Clean

    10. Knickerbocker 1____ A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole

    11. Hawker 8____ Bonnet tied under the chin
    12. Unwhisperables 6____ Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    13. Pagoda 17____ Knitting work or yarn
    14. Rationals 9____ Suspenders
    15. Reticule 4____ Meticulously groomed man
    16. Saratogas 10____ Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    17. Spun truck 16____ Huge trunk
    18. Tinker 15____ Small handbag made from fine fabric
    19. Wright 5____ Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat

      • 18____ Repairs or mades tinware
        13____ Parasol
        11____ Street Peddler
        19____ Skilled workman or craftsman
        3____ Overcoat
        14____ Women’s bicycle bloomers
        12____ Inexpressibles
        7____ One who makes shoes
        2____ Clean
        1____ A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
        8____ Bonnet tied under the chin
        6____ Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
        17____ Knitting work or yarn
        9____ Suspenders
        4____ Meticulously groomed man
        10____ Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
        16____ Huge trunk
        15____ Small handbag made from fine fabric
        5____ Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat

  8. I’m guessing that we aren’t to use Google so I’ll put the one or two that I know and then guess the rest…lol
    1. Albert ____ A short chain connecting a watch to a button hole
    2. Bangup ____ Huge trunk
    3. Boiled fabric ____ Clean
    4. Dandy ____ Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing ____ Overcoat
    6. Calico ____ Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    7. Cordwainer ____ A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
    8. Cornette ____ Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses ____ suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker ____ Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker ____ Street peddler
    12. Unwhisperables ____ inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda ____ Parasol
    14. Rationals ____ Knitting work or yarn
    15. Reticule ____ Small Handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas ____ Huge trunk
    17. Spun truck ____ Cowboys nickname for a woman
    18. Tinker ____ Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright ____ Skilled workman or craftsman

  9. 1. Albert—–A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
    2. Bangup—–Clean
    3. Boiled Fabric—-Knitting work or yarn
    4. Dandy—–Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing—-Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    6. Calico—–Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer—-One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette—-Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses—-Suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker—-Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker—-Street Peddler
    12. Unwhisperables—-Inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda—-Parasol
    14. Rationals—-Women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule—-Small handbag mad from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas—-Overcoat
    17. Spun truck—-Huge trunk
    18. Tinker—-Repairs or makes tinware
    19. Wright—-Skilled workman or craftsman

  10. 1. Albert _A short chain connecting a watch to a button hole
    2. Bangup _Overcoat
    3. Boiled fabric _Clean
    4. Dandy _ Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing _Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    6. Calico _Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer _One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette _Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses _suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker _Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker _Street peddler
    12. Unwhisperables _inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda _Parasol
    14. Rationals _Women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule _Small Handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas _Huge trunk
    17. Spun truck _knitting world or yarn
    18. Tinker _Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright _Skilled workman or craftsman
    Wow, that took some time to try and figure out… fun! 🙂

  11. I started this last night, but didn’t get a chance to reformat it until tonight. Great fun that included a few guesses.

    Albert – A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
    2. Bangup – Overcoat
    3. Boiled fabric – Clean
    4. Dandy – Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing – Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black
    6. Calico – Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer – One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette – Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses – Suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker – Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker – Street Peddler
    12. Unwhisperables – Inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda – Parasol
    14. Rationals  – Women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule – Small handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas – Huge Trunks (we have one)
    17. Spun truck – Knitting work or yarn
    18. Tinker – Repairs or mades tinware 
    19. Wright – Skilled workman or craftsman

  12. 1. Albert____A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
    2. Bangup____Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat
    3. Boiled fabric____Clean
    4. Dandy____Meticulously groomed man
    5. Doctor’s Clothing____Overcoat
    6. Calico____Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
    7. Cordwainer____One who makes shoes
    8. Cornette____Bonnet tied under the chin
    9. Gallowses____Suspenders
    10. Knickerbocker____Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
    11. Hawker____Street Peddler
    12. Unwhisperables____Inexpressibles
    13. Pagoda____Parasol
    14. Rationals____Women’s bicycle bloomers
    15. Reticule____Small handbag made from fine fabric
    16. Saratogas____Huge trunk
    17. Spun truck____Knitting work or yarn
    18. Tinker____Repairs or mades tinware
    19. Wright____Skilled workman or craftsman

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