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1 Slang That Is Now Old Hat
This quiz is about slang words and expressions that were once popular but are now obsolete. See how many you know!
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10 Q
daver852
Dec 17 14
543 plays
2 American Diner Slang: Order Up!
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.
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10 Q
smeone
Nov 29 14
372 plays
3 Old Fogeyisms
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
10 Q
uglybird
Jun 11 04
15768 plays
4 Hiya Cat! 1940s Slang
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.
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10 Q
beergirllaura
Aug 30 09
2058 plays
5 More Fogeyisms
Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easy
10 Q
uglybird
Jul 08 04
5709 plays
6 New Orleans Lingo
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!
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10 Q
mbovary
Jun 18 08
1800 plays
7 This Quiz is Bad
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
10 Q
salami_swami
Jan 18 12
1479 plays
8 Vintage American Slang II
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
10 Q
Pick61
Sep 13 12
1158 plays
9 Do you speak Texan?
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.
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10 Q
marshame
Jan 14 09
4311 plays
10 Words, Foods, and Customs From the Southern USA
The Southern USA is rich in cultural diversity. It is reflected in our speech, our language, even our food. Sample some!
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15 Q
Melycoton
Feb 04 08
2280 plays
11 Vintage American Slang
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
10 Q
Pick61
Aug 27 12
1152 plays
12 American Slang and Colloquialisms II
Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
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10 Q
Pick61
Nov 10 12
1101 plays
13 What's your line? American Slang Terms for people
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!
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10 Q
Bruyere
Mar 23 01
5919 plays
14 Do You Know Pittsburghese?
People in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) have a unique dialect known as Pittsburghese. See if you can understand what these Pittsburghers are saying!
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10 Q
bullymom
May 21 03
2970 plays
15 Sportswriting 101
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.
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10 Q
shvdotr
Dec 17 09
606 plays
16 Vintage American Slang III
This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
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10 Q
Pick61
Sep 28 12
855 plays
17 American Slang and Colloquialisms III
I know I keep promising not to write any more of these quizzes, but I can't stop! Have a good time!
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10 Q
Pick61
Nov 23 12
747 plays
18 Do You Yooper?
The dialect of the Yooper is one of mystery and wonder. This quiz shall dive into the wonderful world of the Yooper.
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10 Q
joemc37
Apr 03 07
996 plays
19 Slangin' Hash
Here are ten stories using slang. Figure out what the slang term really means.
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10 Q
pennie1478
May 30 10
1071 plays
20 Harold and Millie Blast Into 1950s Slang
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?
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10 Q
beergirllaura
Sep 12 09
1062 plays
21 American Slang and Colloquialisms
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.
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10 Q
Pick61
Oct 11 12
1491 plays
22 Yet More American Slang and Idioms
Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
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10 Q
Pick61
Feb 25 13
1230 plays
23 Cool 90s Slang
Yo! Whassup? Chill out when taking this quiz. This quiz has some Hip-Hop (Rap) related slang. If you don't do good, don't start bugg'n. Take your time, it's all good. Peace out!
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10 Q
brooklynmike
Mar 16 05
5514 plays
24 More American Slang And Colloquialisms
More American slang and sayings to pass along. Hope you enjoy them.
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10 Q
Pick61
Feb 16 13
897 plays
25 The Last Great American Slang Picture Show
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
10 Q
Bruyere
Jun 23 01
2604 plays
26 More American Slang Terms
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.
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10 Q
Bruyere
Apr 14 01
4047 plays
27 Only in Maine
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.
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10 Q
zeb43
Dec 06 08
795 plays
28 How To Speak Southern: People
Here's a "How To Speak Southern" quiz about people. I used my "How To Speak Southern" dictionary by Steve Mitchell & my own Grandmaw Gertie who raised me (RIP) as sources. *Note: Some southern states have their own dialects. Have Fun! :)
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10 Q
joaniem
Sep 12 07
2694 plays
29 Blast from the past, American slang terms
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!
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10 Q
Bruyere
Jun 09 01
3669 plays
30 GRITS Expressions
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.
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10 Q
Melycoton
Jan 24 08
1260 plays
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