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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.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: American Slang - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 405 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
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 qns)
uglybird
16545 plays
2
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.
Easy (10 qns)
beergirllaura
2559 plays
3
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 qns)
salami_swami
1776 plays
4
More Fogeyisms

Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easy (10 qns)
uglybird
6105 plays
5
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!
Average (10 qns)
mbovary
1899 plays
6
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!
Average (10 qns)
bullymom
3165 plays
7
Tip-Top Americanisms from 1859

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 (10 qns)
littlepup
Nov 23 16
210 plays
8
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!
Average (10 qns)
daver852
1290 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.
Average (10 qns)
marshame
4461 plays
10
North and South US Slang in 1859

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 (10 qns)
littlepup
Nov 25 16
270 plays
11
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 qns)
Pick61
1500 plays
12
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!
Average (15 qns)
Melycoton
2382 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!
Average (10 qns)
Bruyere
6165 plays
14
American Slang and Colloquialisms II

Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
Easy (10 qns)
Pick61
1305 plays
15
Old-Time Expressions You Might Know, Mostly US

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 (10 qns)
littlepup
Nov 29 16
600 plays
16
Vintage American Slang III

This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
Pick61
1047 plays
17
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.
Average (10 qns)
shvdotr
660 plays
18
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 qns)
Pick61
1299 plays
19
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.
Average (10 qns)
smeone
501 plays
20
Yet More American Slang and Idioms

Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
Easy (10 qns)
Pick61
1560 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.
Easy (10 qns)
Pick61
1683 plays
22
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!
Easy (10 qns)
Pick61
870 plays
23
Slangin' Hash

Here are ten stories using slang. Figure out what the slang term really means.
Easy (10 qns)
pennie1478
1224 plays
24
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?
Difficult (10 qns)
beergirllaura
1170 plays
25
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.
Average (10 qns)
zeb43
849 plays
26
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 qns)
Bruyere
2688 plays
27
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!
Tough (10 qns)
Bruyere
3759 plays
28
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Bruyere
4134 plays
29
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.
Average (10 qns)
joemc37
1092 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.
Average (10 qns)
Melycoton
1572 plays
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