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

There are 182 quizzes and 1,820 trivia questions in this category.
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folder American Slang (37) folder Australian Lingo (46, 1 new)
folder British Slang and Dialects (30) folder Canadian English (7)
folder Cockney (10) folder Cross-Atlantic Differences (14)
folder Irish Slang and Dialect (6) folder Technospeak (8)
1
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
228 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
Feb 10 12
5508 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
Sep 01 09
2571 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 qns)
ScrabbleClare
Jan 08 09
1035 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 qns)
mrbell
Nov 18 07
2205 plays
6
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
Sep 05 14
444 plays
7
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
Jul 29 14
579 plays
8
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
Aug 26 04
786 plays
9
'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
Jun 20 11
651 plays
10
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
Sep 17 11
504 plays
11
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
Jan 02 10
1698 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 qns)
ubermom
Jul 15 05
549 plays
13
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?
Tough (10 qns)
CuddlyNutter
Jul 03 16
102 plays
14
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
Nov 30 04
534 plays
15
Singapore Slang

Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average (15 qns)
meifeng
Apr 17 07
600 plays
16
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
Feb 27 11
345 plays
17
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
Nov 11 07
471 plays
18
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
Jun 12 07
537 plays
19
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
Jul 17 02
636 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 qns)
PooDog
Apr 01 03
1248 plays
21
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
Jul 14 02
831 plays
22
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 qns)
CharmedLivesOn
Dec 16 13
741 plays
23
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
Sep 11 02
1380 plays
24
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
May 17 14
360 plays
25
Bizarre Slang-s

Difficult (5 qns)
thejazzkickazz
Oct 16 00
1452 plays
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