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

There are 206 quizzes and 2,060 trivia questions in this category.
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1.
trivia quiz  Ye Olde Quiz cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 10 12

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
Creedy gold member
Feb 10 12
6222 plays
2.
trivia quiz  Gobbledygook cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, deputygary, Sep 01 09

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
deputygary
Sep 01 09
2811 plays
3.
match quiz  Victorian English Slang, Familiar or Not cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, littlepup, Oct 22 16

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
littlepup
Oct 22 16
621 plays
4.
match quiz  Body Slang 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 29 16

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
Plodd
Sep 29 16
1215 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Kilted Kangas Speak Their Language 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Sep 25 16

It is a wonder how different words can mean different things around the world! Here are some of ours!
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Sep 25 16
453 plays
6.
trivia quiz  Pirate Slang 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrbell, Nov 18 07

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
mrbell
Nov 18 07
2406 plays
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trivia quiz  Maori Words in Everyday Use 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ScrabbleClare, Jan 08 09

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
ScrabbleClare
Jan 08 09
1230 plays
8.
trivia quiz  Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA-2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, austinnene, Sep 05 14

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
austinnene gold member
Sep 05 14
519 plays
9.
trivia quiz  Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, austinnene, Jul 29 14

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
austinnene gold member
Jul 29 14
654 plays
10.
trivia quiz  South African Slang 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, angus007, Aug 26 04

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
angus007
Aug 26 04
816 plays
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trivia quiz  One 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 09 16

"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
littlepup
Dec 09 16
399 plays
12.
trivia quiz  You Think You "Spake Norn Iron" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CuddlyNutter, Jul 03 16

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
CuddlyNutter
Jul 03 16
156 plays
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trivia quiz  'Tis a Fine Broth of Words 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Jun 20 11

Much of my source for my information and delight came from a book entitled "The Lilt of the Irish" by Henry D. Spalding.
Easy
Irishrosy
Jun 20 11
717 plays
14.
trivia quiz  Dude, Don't Diss My Teenspeak! 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, panderson, Jan 02 10

Teens today seem to have their own language. Test your knowledge of some of today's common "teenspeak" terms.
Easy
panderson
Jan 02 10
1872 plays
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trivia quiz  Smile! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, playmate1111, Sep 17 11

"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
playmate1111 gold member
Sep 17 11
540 plays
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trivia quiz  Konglish 101 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ubermom, Jul 15 05

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
ubermom
Jul 15 05
564 plays
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trivia quiz  South African Lingo 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, grootes, Nov 30 04

Yes, us Saffas speak a different language. Can you translate what we are saying? This comes straight out of Brakpan.
Average
grootes
Nov 30 04
552 plays
18.
trivia quiz  An Englishwoman's Take on South Africanisms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Kari247, Feb 27 11

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
Kari247
Feb 27 11
363 plays
19.
trivia quiz  Singapore Slang 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, meifeng, Apr 17 07

Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average
meifeng
Apr 17 07
612 plays
20.
trivia quiz  Jamaican Expressions Seen! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, reggaejames, Jul 14 02

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
reggaejames
Jul 14 02
858 plays
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trivia quiz  Bahamian Slang 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, abbyolurin1, Nov 11 07

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
abbyolurin1
Nov 11 07
489 plays
22.
trivia quiz  Kiwi Terminology 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, ourika, Sep 11 02

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
ourika
Sep 11 02
1518 plays
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trivia quiz  Singapore Slang II 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, meifeng, Jun 12 07

"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average
meifeng
Jun 12 07
552 plays
24.
trivia quiz  Jamaican English Part Two 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reggaejames, Jul 17 02

If you enjoyed the challenge of Part 1, here is the final part of my quiz on everyday Jamaican expressions.
Average
reggaejames
Jul 17 02
645 plays
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trivia quiz  Kiwi Speak 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, PooDog, Apr 01 03

How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
Average
PooDog
Apr 01 03
1275 plays
26.
trivia quiz  Victorian England Words 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CharmedLivesOn, Dec 16 13

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
CharmedLivesOn
Dec 16 13
816 plays
27.
photo quiz  Write It Quick! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, May 17 14

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
TemptressToo
May 17 14
417 plays
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trivia quiz  Bizarre Slang-s 5 questions
Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 16 00

Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Oct 16 00
1482 plays
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