Watch ‘Downton Abbey’ cast try to guess what 1920s slang means

The stars of Downton Abbey tried to figure out the meaning of 1920s slang in a fun video.

Casting their minds back a mere one hundred years, the actors were guessing what these long-forgotten expressions and phrases used to signify.

Taking part were Sophie McShera (Daisy), Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes), Michelle Dockery (Mary), Imelda Staunton (Lady Bagshaw), Hugh Bonneville (Robert), Robert James-Collier (Thomas), Jim Carter (Mr Carson), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), Laura Carmichael (Edith), and Allen Leech (Tom).

Would you have a clue what someone meant by “hey, you two, the bank’s closed” or “noodle juice”?

How about “jammy dodger” or “don’t take any wooden nickels”?

Yeah, we had no idea either!

Watch the video to find out if the Downton stars fared any better:

 

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the first Downton Abbey film was released in 2019, and plans for a sequel were announced last year.

Jim Carter, who plays Mr Carson, revealed in September that “all the regular characters” will be back.

Sir Robert actor Hugh Bonneville recently gave fans an update, confirming: “There is a script, it has been written and seen, but a little thing called coronavirus got in the way of us filming it. It would be lovely to think that later this year the cameras could start rolling.”

If the shoot can begin this summer, it’s still possible the sequel will arrive in cinemas in 2022 as planned.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.