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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!   

There are 40 quizzes and 405 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Old Fogeyisms cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jun 11 04

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 gold member
16716 plays
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trivia quiz  Hiya Cat! 1940s Slang cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Aug 30 09

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
2613 plays
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trivia quiz  This Quiz is Bad cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 18 12

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 gold member
1848 plays
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trivia quiz  More Fogeyisms cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 08 04

Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easy
uglybird gold member
6195 plays
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trivia quiz  New Orleans Lingo cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Jun 18 08

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 gold member
1920 plays
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trivia quiz  Do You Know Pittsburghese? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, May 21 03

People in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) have a unique dialect known as Pittsburghese. See if you can understand what these Pittsburghers are saying!
Average
bullymom
3207 plays
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trivia quiz  Slang That Is Now Old Hat cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Dec 17 14

This quiz is about slang words and expressions that were once popular but are now obsolete. See how many you know!
Average
daver852 gold member
1320 plays
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trivia quiz  Tip-Top Americanisms from 1859 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 23 16

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
237 plays
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trivia quiz  Vintage American Slang II cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Sep 13 12

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
1563 plays
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trivia quiz  Do you speak Texan? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, marshame, Jan 14 09

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
4491 plays
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trivia quiz  North and South US Slang in 1859 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 25 16

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
288 plays
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trivia quiz  Old-Time Expressions You Might Know, Mostly US 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 29 16

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
693 plays
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trivia quiz  Words, Foods, and Customs From the Southern USA 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Melycoton, Feb 04 08

The Southern USA is rich in cultural diversity. It is reflected in our speech, our language, even our food. Sample some!
Average
Melycoton gold member
2412 plays
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trivia quiz  What's your line? American Slang Terms for people 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 23 01

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 editor
6234 plays
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trivia quiz  American Slang and Colloquialisms II 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Nov 10 12

Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
Easy
Pick61
1347 plays
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trivia quiz  Vintage American Slang III 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Sep 28 12

This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
Easy
Pick61
1080 plays
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trivia quiz  Sportswriting 101 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Dec 17 09

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 gold member
678 plays
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trivia quiz  Vintage American Slang 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Pick61, Aug 27 12

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
1341 plays
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trivia quiz  American Slang and Colloquialisms 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Oct 11 12

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
1755 plays
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trivia quiz  American Diner Slang: Order Up! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, smeone, Nov 29 14

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
528 plays
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trivia quiz  Yet More American Slang and Idioms 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 25 13

Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
Easy
Pick61
1761 plays
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trivia quiz  American Slang and Colloquialisms III 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Nov 23 12

I know I keep promising not to write any more of these quizzes, but I can't stop! Have a good time!
Easy
Pick61
897 plays
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trivia quiz  Harold and Millie Blast Into 1950s Slang 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Sep 12 09

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
1200 plays
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trivia quiz  Only in Maine 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zeb43, Dec 06 08

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
864 plays
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trivia quiz  The Last Great American Slang Picture Show 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 23 01

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 editor
2709 plays
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trivia quiz  More American Slang Terms 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Apr 14 01

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 editor
4158 plays
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trivia quiz  Blast from the past, American slang terms 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 09 01

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 editor
3789 plays
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trivia quiz  Slangin' Hash 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pennie1478, May 30 10

Here are ten stories using slang. Figure out what the slang term really means.
Very Easy
pennie1478 gold member
1461 plays
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trivia quiz  GRITS Expressions 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Melycoton, Jan 24 08

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 gold member
1584 plays
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trivia quiz  More American Slang And Colloquialisms 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 16 13

More American slang and sayings to pass along. Hope you enjoy them.
Easy
Pick61
1107 plays
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