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All types of dialects, accents, and quirky regional lingoes that make up the varieties of English.
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folder American Slang (34) folder Australian Lingo (42)
folder British Slang and Dialects (29) folder Canadian English (7)
folder Cockney (10) folder Cross-Atlantic Differences (14)
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1 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 Q
austinnene
Jul 29 14
414 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 Q
Creedy
Feb 10 12
4383 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 Q
deputygary
Sep 01 09
1944 plays
4 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 Q
ScrabbleClare
Jan 08 09
993 plays
5 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 Q
mrbell
Nov 18 07
1944 plays
6 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 Q
angus007
Aug 26 04
750 plays
7 '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.
Average
10 Q
Irishrosy
Jun 20 11
564 plays
8 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 Q
playmate1111
Sep 17 11
471 plays
9 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 Q
panderson
Jan 02 10
1485 plays
10 Singapore Slang II
"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average
15 Q
meifeng
Jun 12 07
504 plays
11 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 Q
grootes
Nov 30 04
504 plays
12 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 Q
ubermom
Jul 15 05
522 plays
13 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 Q
abbyolurin1
Nov 11 07
438 plays
14 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 Q
Kari247
Feb 27 11
324 plays
15 Singapore Slang
Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average
15 Q
meifeng
Apr 17 07
558 plays
16 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 Q
ourika
Sep 11 02
1338 plays
17 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.
Difficult
10 Q
CharmedLivesOn
Dec 16 13
645 plays
18 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 Q
reggaejames
Jul 14 02
795 plays
19 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.
Tough
10 Q
TemptressToo
May 17 14
246 plays
20 Kiwi Speak
How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
Average
15 Q
PooDog
Apr 01 03
1008 plays
21 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 Q
reggaejames
Jul 17 02
615 plays
22 Bizarre Slang-s
Difficult
5 Q
thejazzkickazz
Oct 16 00
1395 plays
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