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

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Trivia Quizzes in category Varieties of English
1
Ye Olde Quiz 10 questions

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
5727 plays
2
Gobbledygook 10 questions

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
2652 plays
3
Kilted Kangas Speak Their Language 15 questions

It is a wonder how different words can mean different things around the world! Here are some of ours!
Average
ClaudiaCat
Sep 25 16
375 plays
4
Victorian English Slang, Familiar or Not 10 questions

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
543 plays
5
Body Slang 10 questions

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
1089 plays
6
Maori Words in Everyday Use 10 questions

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
1044 plays
7
Pirate Slang 10 questions

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
2208 plays
8
Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA-2 10 questions

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
474 plays
9
Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA 10 questions

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
609 plays
10
One 10 questions

"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
351 plays
11
South African Slang 10 questions

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
804 plays
12
'Tis a Fine Broth of Words 10 questions

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
660 plays
13
Dude, Don't Diss My Teenspeak! 10 questions

Teens today seem to have their own language. Test your knowledge of some of today's common "teenspeak" terms.
Easy
panderson
1818 plays
14
Smile! 10 questions

"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
516 plays
15
You Think You "Spake Norn Iron" 10 questions

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
141 plays
16
Konglish 101 10 questions

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
549 plays
17
An Englishwoman's Take on South Africanisms 10 questions

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
351 plays
18
South African lingo 10 questions

Yes, us Saffas speak a different language. Can you translate what we are saying? This comes straight out of Brakpan
Average
grootes
540 plays
19
Singapore Slang 15 questions

Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average
meifeng
600 plays
20
Bahamian Slang 15 questions

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
474 plays
21
Singapore Slang II 15 questions

"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average
meifeng
537 plays
22
Jamaican English Part Two 10 questions

If you enjoyed the challenge of Part 1, here is the final part of my quiz on everyday Jamaican expressions.
Average
reggaejames
636 plays
23
Kiwi Speak 15 questions

How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
Average
PooDog
1251 plays
24
Jamaican Expressions Seen! 10 questions

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
837 plays
25
Victorian England Words 10 questions

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
774 plays
26
Kiwi Terminology 15 questions

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
1389 plays
27
Write It Quick! 10 questions

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
384 plays
28
Bizarre Slang-s 5 questions

Difficult
thejazzkickazz
1461 plays
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