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

There are 202 quizzes and 2,020 trivia questions in this category.
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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)
5673 plays

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)
2625 plays
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)
Sep 25 16
360 plays
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)
Oct 22 16
543 plays
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)
Sep 29 16
1068 plays
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)
1041 plays
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)
2208 plays
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)
468 plays
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)
600 plays

"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)
Dec 09 16
345 plays
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)
804 plays
'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)
660 plays

"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)
513 plays
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)
1812 plays
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)
Jul 03 16
141 plays
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)
549 plays
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)
540 plays
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)
348 plays
Singapore Slang

Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average (15 qns)
600 plays
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)
474 plays
Singapore Slang II

"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average (15 qns)
537 plays
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)
636 plays
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)
1251 plays
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)
834 plays
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)
768 plays
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)
1389 plays
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)
381 plays
Bizarre Slang-s

Difficult (5 qns)
1458 plays
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