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All types of dialects, accents, and quirky regional lingoes that make up the varieties of English.   

There are 194 quizzes and 1,940 trivia questions in this category.
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folder American Slang (40 quizzes, 1 new) folder Australian Lingo (48, 2 new)
folder British Slang and Dialects (33, 2 new) folder Canadian English (7)
folder Cockney (10) folder Cross-Atlantic Differences (14)
folder Irish Slang and Dialect (6) folder Technospeak (8)
1
One

"One" has been part of various slang phrases for the last couple of centuries, from America to England to Australia. Here's just a small sampling.
Average (10 qns)
littlepup
Dec 09 16
144 plays
2
Ye Olde Quiz

See if you know the modern meaning of these common expressions used in times gone by, most of which came from the Elizabethan era. Good luck to thee.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Creedy
5589 plays
3
Gobbledygook

Government, lawyers, doctors, even schoolteachers from Sussex are guilty of using gobbledygook: the use of many complex words when a few simple ones will suffice.
Easy (10 qns)
deputygary
2583 plays
4
Victorian English Slang, Familiar or Not

These words are from "A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words," published in London, 1859. Some are oddly modern, some just odd. Victorian slang on the left; modern definition on the right.
Easy (10 qns)
littlepup
Oct 22 16
456 plays
5
Kilted Kangas Speak Their Language

It is a wonder how different words can mean different things around the world! Here are some of ours!
Average (15 qns)
ClaudiaCat
Sep 25 16
315 plays
6
Body Slang

Do you ever get frustrated with learning the scientific names for the human anatomy? Worry no more! Let us take a more light-hearted approach by matching these English language slang words to their correct body part.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Plodd
Sep 29 16
933 plays
7
Maori Words in Everyday Use

In New Zealand there are many words from the Maori language which are now in everyday use. You will hear or see these words on the TV and in newspapers without translation. These might be useful if you are planning a holiday in our beautiful country!
Average (10 qns)
ScrabbleClare
1041 plays
8
Pirate Slang

How well do you know pirate language? What's the difference between a caulker and a cackle fruit? Let's find out. If you have read "Pirates" by John Matthews or "Pirateology" by William Lubber, then you will probably ace this quiz! Good Luck1
Average (10 qns)
mrbell
2205 plays
9
Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA-2

Recently while creating a quiz on this topic, I found so much material it wouldn't fit into a single quiz. So, here's more-
Tough (10 qns)
austinnene
459 plays
10
Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA

Language in the US, as everywhere, changes and evolves. This quiz asks you to identify terms that were in common use in the USA in eras past.
Tough (10 qns)
austinnene
591 plays
11
South African Slang

I've noticed a few fun language quizzes (Aussie lingo, rhyming slang etc.) and decided to throw some more choice into the mix. Behold, my first try - a Saffa (South African) lingo quiz!
Average (10 qns)
angus007
795 plays
12
'Tis a Fine Broth of Words

Much of my source for my information and delight came from a book entitled "The Lilt of the Irish" by Henry D. Spalding.
Easy (10 qns)
Irishrosy
657 plays
13
Smile!

"Smile"? - Well I hope I can have you laughing out loud at the various South Africanisms. These are taken from quite a few of our eleven official languages.
Tough (10 qns)
playmate1111
510 plays
14
Dude, Don't Diss My Teenspeak!

Teens today seem to have their own language. Test your knowledge of some of today's common "teenspeak" terms.
Easy (10 qns)
panderson
1797 plays
15
Konglish 101

Welcome to Korea! If you don't speak the language, you'll find yourself picking up Konglish -- English words used in the Korean way. Can you understand the locals, and make yourself understood?
Average (10 qns)
ubermom
549 plays
16
South African lingo

Yes, us Saffas speak a different language. Can you translate what we are saying? This comes straight out of Brakpan
Average (10 qns)
grootes
540 plays
17
An Englishwoman's Take on South Africanisms

I am an Englishwoman who emigrated to South Africa many years ago. Some of the "South Africanisms" confused me, some made me smile, and I thought they would make an interesting topic for a quiz.
Average (10 qns)
Kari247
348 plays
18
Singapore Slang

Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average (15 qns)
meifeng
600 plays
19
You Think You "Spake Norn Iron"

You've played my other Northern Ireland quizzes, carried out some further research and decided it's a place you'd like to visit. But will you be able to understand the locals when you get here?
Average (10 qns)
CuddlyNutter
Jul 03 16
123 plays
20
Bahamian Slang

This quiz will consist of Bahamian slang from over the years to the present. I'll give the meaning of a word and you can choose which word it is. Enjoy! Note: Some of the slang is more recent.
Average (15 qns)
abbyolurin1
474 plays
21
Singapore Slang II

"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average (15 qns)
meifeng
537 plays
22
Jamaican English Part Two

If you enjoyed the challenge of Part 1, here is the final part of my quiz on everyday Jamaican expressions.
Average (10 qns)
reggaejames
636 plays
23
Kiwi Speak

How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
Average (15 qns)
PooDog
1248 plays
24
Jamaican Expressions Seen!

Jamaican English is full of colorful expressions. I have chosen one phrase for each letter of the alphabet A to J. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
reggaejames
834 plays
25
Victorian England Words

This is a quiz on some of the words that were used in the Victorian Era which mean something different today. For each of the words select the Victorian meaning.
Tough (10 qns)
CharmedLivesOn
762 plays
26
Kiwi Terminology

This quiz contains a sampling of terminology used in New Zealand that can confuse American visitors. If you've spent any time in New Zealand, this quiz will be simple. Just remember, you're looking for the "kiwi" definition of the word!
Average (15 qns)
ourika
1383 plays
27
Write It Quick!

One of my fondest odd skills is the ability to write in shorthand. This style of speedwriting was developed by Professor Joe M. Pullis, and this quiz is a lesson in the basic rules. My husband enjoys deciphering my scribbles, perhaps you will too.
Average (10 qns)
TemptressToo
366 plays
28
Bizarre Slang-s

Difficult (5 qns)
thejazzkickazz
1452 plays
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