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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 (36) folder Australian Lingo (42)
folder British Slang and Dialects (29) folder Canadian English (7)
folder Cockney (10) folder Cross-Atlantic Differences (14)
folder Irish Slang and Dialect (6) folder Technospeak (8)
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1 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
Feb 10 12
4830 plays
2 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.
10 Q
Sep 01 09
2082 plays
3 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-
10 Q
Sep 05 14
375 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!
10 Q
Jan 08 09
1002 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
10 Q
Nov 18 07
2073 plays
6 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.
10 Q
Jul 29 14
525 plays
7 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!
10 Q
Aug 26 04
771 plays
8 '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.
10 Q
Jun 20 11
600 plays
9 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.
10 Q
Sep 17 11
489 plays
10 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.
10 Q
Jan 02 10
1542 plays
11 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?
10 Q
Jul 15 05
537 plays
12 South African lingo
Yes, us Saffas speak a different language. Can you translate what we are saying? This comes straight out of Brakpan
10 Q
Nov 30 04
525 plays
13 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.
10 Q
Feb 27 11
339 plays
14 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.
15 Q
Nov 11 07
468 plays
15 Singapore Slang
Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
15 Q
Apr 17 07
576 plays
16 Singapore Slang II
"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
15 Q
Jun 12 07
525 plays
17 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!
15 Q
Sep 11 02
1362 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.
10 Q
Jul 14 02
819 plays
19 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.
10 Q
Dec 16 13
681 plays
20 Jamaican English Part Two
If you enjoyed the challenge of Part 1, here is the final part of my quiz on everyday Jamaican expressions.
10 Q
Jul 17 02
627 plays
21 Kiwi Speak
How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
15 Q
Apr 01 03
1113 plays
22 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.
10 Q
May 17 14
318 plays
23 Bizarre Slang-s
5 Q
Oct 16 00
1413 plays
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Last Updated Jun 17 15 3:59 PM

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