Things That are Old

"Old" is a part of each answer.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedNovember 6, 2010
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Answer
Yellowstone geyser
Old Faithful
Had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
Old MacDonald
Clothing chain owned by Gap
Old Navy
Manchester United's stadium
Old Trafford
Europe, Asia, and Africa
Old World
Frosty the Snowman: "There must
have been some magic in that..."
Old Silk Hat
Bourbon, sugar cube, bitters
and soda water
Old Fashioned
Superstition or urban legend
Old Wives' Tale
Will Ferrell movie
Old School
First half of the Bible
Old Testament
Clue
Answer
Can't learn new tricks
Old Dog
The rich, but not the nouveau riche
Old Money
Brand of deodorant
Old Spice
Titian or Michelangelo, for example
Old Master
Ain't what she used to be, ain't
what she used to be
Old Grey Mare
Nickname of the USS Constitution
Old Ironsides
Language of Beowulf
Old English
Nickname of the American Flag
Old Glory
Book about a big, yellow dog
Old Yeller
What a biker calls his wife
Old Lady
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Level 54
Jun 7, 2013
I though Beowulf was written in a Scandinavian language- well you learn something new every day! Good quiz harder than I thought it was going to be.
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Level 80
Jun 7, 2013
The whole reason that Beowulf is famous is because it is the oldest surviving story written in the English language. Though most English speakers today would not understand it because the language has evolved so much. This is why it's called "Old English." It's also the oldest surviving European literature written in something other than Latin.
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Level 48
Jun 23, 2016
That last sentence doesn't really make sense, as there is an awful lot of surviving Greek literature that far predates Beowulf.
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Level 80
Nov 7, 2017
Other than Latin or Greek, then? Maybe what I read meant to say the oldest European literature not written in a "classical" language.
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Level 80
Jun 7, 2013
and Old English was the language of the Saxons, who originally were from the area in Northern Germany closest to Denmark. So... it almost is a Scandinavian language.
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Level 71
Jun 7, 2013
According to Wikipedia, Old English acquired a number of words (sky, leg, they, are, to name a few) from Old Norse, thanks to the Scandinavians who took their vacations there. As for Beowulf, part of it is set in Denmark, so you had good reasons for thinking it was written in some Germanic language other than English.
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Level 80
Jun 7, 2013
yes. like I just pointed out, the Saxons and Danes were neighbors.. reasonable assumption to make. Though I remember learning in high school that it was written in Old English and trying to make sense of it in the original language.
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2016
Old (and modern) English and Scandinavian languages are all Germanic languages -- though the vocabulary of English is about 60% Latinate because of invasions by Rome and later good Old William of Orange in 1066.
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Level 81
Dec 11, 2017
William the Conqueror, not William of Orange.
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2018
I had to read it at university. Abridged, translated... I was going to choose it as my first assignment. 175 pages... no worries! I will ski through this! Read it! Get it out of the way... so I could concentrate my thoughts on my major assignment... 'The Grapes of Rye' by William Caulfield... Nice flowing dialogue... easy, self-centred protagonist... nearing on psychosis if not downright psychopathy... what disappointed me the most and had me shifting my major assignment to a 'walk through the park... fluffy-bubble novel like 'Ulysses ' was I think William Joyce WAS a traitor! And when.. he rejects that lady's overtures... it was just downright narcissism...
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2014
I'm just glad that I wasn't on there. :)
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Level 44
Apr 11, 2014
With Manchester United on here... isn't this quiz too Euro-Centric? KIDDING! Just kidding!
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Level 35
Apr 19, 2016
up until today i thought it was old WISE tale....
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Level 72
May 22, 2016
Old wives do tend to be very wise.
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2018
Not once the dementia starts to kick in...
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Level 16
Aug 25, 2016
aw great I tried "old straw hat" and "old top hat"
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2018
Sometimes you hear "old top hat" as an alternative lyric in some modern versions of the song. (Michael Buble). It was an old silk top hat in most depictions, but the original lyric is "old silk hat." Maybe consider adding "top hat" as an acceptable answer.
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Level 46
Jul 5, 2017
I thought it was old horse.
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2018
'Old School' could have been given a better clue than 'Will Farrell Movie' I despise that moron... He is about as funny as Jack Black... David Letterman... Jimmy Fallon... Charles Manson... and Lizzie Bordern...
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Level 53
Mar 24, 2019
Who cares if you despise him?
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2018
Was soccer invented to keep me from getting a perfect score on these quizzes?
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Level 59
Oct 17, 2018
There must have been some magic in that old top hat he found...