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Is it a "seesaw" or a "teeter-totter"? A "pop" or a "soda"? Every region of the United States has its own variety of slang. See if you can "ace" these quizzes!   

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1
Old Fogeyisms 10 questions

If you know these terms then you know fogeys. If, like the author of this quiz, you use these terms, then perhaps...you too are a...
Easy
uglybird
16623 plays
2
Hiya Cat! 1940s Slang 10 questions

1940 in the USA was dotty at times, and could blow your wig, so let's take a gander at some of that decade's slang.
Easy
beergirllaura
2580 plays
3
This Quiz is Bad 10 questions

Or should I say "good". It seems that young teenagers of the 21st century have come up with all sorts of bizarre slang terms. They say things that meant something completely different when I was growing up (and I'm only 19!).
Easy
salami_swami
1800 plays
4
More Fogeyisms 10 questions

Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easy
uglybird
6126 plays
5
New Orleans Lingo 10 questions

Ahh, do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? See if you can translate the following snippets of New Orleans lingo into the King's English. Good Luck!
Average
mbovary
1908 plays
6
Do You Know Pittsburghese? 10 questions

People in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) have a unique dialect known as Pittsburghese. See if you can understand what these Pittsburghers are saying!
Average
bullymom
3171 plays
7
Tip-Top Americanisms from 1859 10 questions

All these words are slang from the 1850s having to do with the general meaning of good, right, surprising or acceptable. They're from John Russell Bartlett's "Dictionary of Americanisms" (Boston: 1859).
Average
littlepup
Nov 23 16
216 plays
8
Slang That Is Now Old Hat 10 questions

This quiz is about slang words and expressions that were once popular but are now obsolete. See how many you know!
Average
daver852
1296 plays
9
Do you speak Texan? 10 questions

It took me years to get fluent in Texan, the idioms of my adopted state. The following are archived by Rice University, Houston, Texas. I'll give you the expression, you decide the meaning.
Average
marshame
4470 plays
10
Vintage American Slang II 10 questions

Since my first quiz, "Vintage American Slang" appeared, there has been a hue and cry for more. Well, a little hue and not much cry, really. But for what it's worth, here it is. Enjoy!
Easy
Pick61
1512 plays
11
North and South US Slang in 1859 10 questions

These U.S. slang words have something to do with the north or south in 1859, just before the country was going to split apart. Can you see it coming in the language? The words are from John Russell Bartlett's "Dictionary of Americanisms" (Boston: 1859).
Average
littlepup
Nov 25 16
276 plays
12
Words, Foods, and Customs From the Southern USA 15 questions

The Southern USA is rich in cultural diversity. It is reflected in our speech, our language, even our food. Sample some!
Average
Melycoton
2385 plays
13
Old-Time Expressions You Might Know, Mostly US 10 questions

Here are some old-fashioned expressions you might have heard or read or learned somewhere. They're mostly from the US, but there was so much mixing that they may be familiar in England too.
Very Easy
littlepup
Nov 29 16
657 plays
14
American Slang and Colloquialisms II 10 questions

Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
Easy
Pick61
1320 plays
15
What's your line? American Slang Terms for people 10 questions

This is a quiz on American slang terms from the not so distant past for people and their jobs. Some you will know, others you might have heard on the late late show. Good luck!
Average
Bruyere
6186 plays
16
Sportswriting 101 10 questions

Ever want to be a sportswriter? Well, you'll need to have some specialized vocabulary to avoid too much repetition. Here are some expressions you'll undoubtedly need to get started.
Average
shvdotr
666 plays
17
Vintage American Slang III 10 questions

This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
Easy
Pick61
1053 plays
18
Vintage American Slang 10 questions

English is a beautiful language. There are so many ways of expressing yourself. Slang has been around since the language developed. See if you can figure out where some of it came from.
Tough
Pick61
1305 plays
19
American Diner Slang: Order Up! 10 questions

Cooks and waitresses in American diners have developed slang for their cooking and ordering partnerships. Here are some you might hear yelled across the counter. Sadly, there's not much evidence of how these phrases originated.
Average
smeone
507 plays
20
Yet More American Slang and Idioms 10 questions

Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
Easy
Pick61
1602 plays
21
American Slang and Colloquialisms 10 questions

Once again I present a quiz which gives a hint of the meaning of some slang words and phrases and acquaints you with some of my slightly disfunctional but lovable family.
Easy
Pick61
1689 plays
22
American Slang and Colloquialisms III 10 questions

I know I keep promising not to write any more of these quizzes, but I can't stop! Have a good time!
Easy
Pick61
876 plays
23
Harold and Millie Blast Into 1950s Slang 10 questions

One cool couple, with interests in both popular and counterculture, Harold and Millie have jived and clicked their way into the '50s. Do you want to go ape with them?
Difficult
beergirllaura
1176 plays
24
Only in Maine 10 questions

Some useful terms to know while you're traveling in Maine trying to understand some of our strange local terms and word usages. Understanding the accent is also helpful.
Average
zeb43
852 plays
25
The Last Great American Slang Picture Show 10 questions

Here is another sampling of some very curious terms from the not-so-distant past in America. Good luck to all! Many of these you'll probably know, others you might have heard on the late-late-late show.
Tough
Bruyere
2691 plays
26
Blast from the past, American slang terms 10 questions

This is another quiz in a series of terms from American slang terms from the past. Some of them you'll find on the late late show and a few are still around, lying doggo. Good luck!
Tough
Bruyere
3765 plays
27
More American Slang Terms 10 questions

Here are some more American slang terms from yesteryear, usually once you learn one, the vocabulary fairy will visit and you'll hear or read them in the week that follows! Try it! Lots of musicians' jargon, traveling, and hometown America stuff here.
Tough
Bruyere
4137 plays
28
Do You Yooper? 10 questions

The dialect of the Yooper is one of mystery and wonder. This quiz shall dive into the wonderful world of the Yooper.
Average
joemc37
1092 plays
29
Slangin' Hash 10 questions

Here are ten stories using slang. Figure out what the slang term really means.
Very Easy
pennie1478
1380 plays
30
GRITS Expressions 10 questions

The American South is famous for colorful language. Southern females are especially eloquent. Be forewarned: If you let one of these gems fall from your ruby lips in mixed (Northern) company, you will be regarded as (Ahem!) eccentric.
Average
Melycoton
1575 plays
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