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Question 1:
If back in the 19th centry I was addicted to the 'big-M', what is my vice?

MacDonalds
Money
Mozzarella
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Question 2:
If I am 'parboiled', what am I?

excused
doing math
confused
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Question 3:
When something is 'gubbish' what is it exactly?

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pieces of gum stuck to a surface
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Question 4:
He's a 'gunner', so he's what?

a sniper
an earnest student
someone who operates a firehose
someone who practises shooting
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Question 5:
The guy is 'AWOL',so he's what?

crazy
sick
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Morphine
alcohol intoxicated
nonsense
an earnest student
absent
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Nicole,

You got them all correct!
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Here is some extra American Slang-how 'American' are you? info:
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Question 1:
The phrase dates back to the days of the Civil War, and fits within the
tradition of not really naming but just indicating problems.
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Question 2:
Also used is the term 'boiled' or 'toasted'. Perhaps this is because alcohol
can give you this warm feeling inside?
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Question 3:
Gubbish is a combination of garbage and rubbish, which explains a lot. It's
a computer generation type of slang, where in email words get abbreviated a
lot. The word was used in the early eighties and seems to have gradually
disappeared.
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Question 4:
Like many slang words this one has a military origin. It refers to someone
who diligently does his/her paperwork and likes to do things by the books.
'Gunny' is used as well.
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Question 5:
Stems from the military phrase 'Absent Without Leave'.
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