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trivia quiz  English Slang for Tourists cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, romeomikegolf, Feb 10 04

The following words or phrases are all in use in various parts of the UK. This quiz has been written to help the tourist understand what they hear when in the company of normal everyday Brits. There are no obscenities in this quiz.
Average
romeomikegolf gold member
7497 plays
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trivia quiz  English Slang Used in the United Kingdom cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, furby1, Apr 01 08

An A-Z of slang from a British perspective. Some of the words have more than one meaning, but remember it's the slang definition you are looking for.
Average
furby1
4626 plays
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match quiz  Ye Olde English W'rds cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jul 31 16

Let us take a lighthearted look at ten archaic words once used in merry olde England. Try and match up the correct word against the appropriate sentence without getting too flummoxed, befuddled or pitchkettled.
Tough
Plodd gold member
438 plays
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trivia quiz  South Walian Words-Valleys' Dialect [1] cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Jul 10 08

The valleys of South Wales are rich with many wonderful words that are rarely used elsewhere in the country. This quiz is all about these bizarre words that make up the South Walian dialect.
Average
poshprice gold member
513 plays
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trivia quiz  "Geordie Speak" cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, picqero, Feb 26 04

"Geordie" is the accent and everyday language of much of North East England. I was brought up there, and heard many of these words and phrases daily. The colloquial spellings used are phonetic.
Average
picqero
3528 plays
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trivia quiz  Are You Upperclass? cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Jun 15 08

In 1954, writer Nancy Mitford humorously described the differences between speakers of U (Upperclass) and non-U (non-Upperclass) English. *JUST FOR FUN*: see if you speak like the British Upperclass!
Difficult
pagiedamon editor
2283 plays
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trivia quiz  Yur'z Greetens Vrum Darzet! - Dorset Dialect cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Mar 09 13

Following on from my quiz about the dialect spoken here in Devon, this quiz takes another lighthearted look at the dialect of my birthplace, the county of Thomas Hardy, God's own country ... the county of Dorset!
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
360 plays
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trivia quiz  Some Quotes From Dialectal English cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 07 02

In this quiz you get short fragments from dialectal dialogues, poems etc. Your understanding of the quotes is tested by means of multiple choice.Caps may mark beginnings of verselines.
Easy
flem-ish
6069 plays
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trivia quiz  Black Country Dialect: A Bostin Quiz cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Sep 27 16

The Black Country is the nickname for an area of the West Midlands west of Birmingham. It includes Dudley and Walsall, and a myriad of other towns.
Average
AcrylicInk gold member
231 plays
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trivia quiz  Slang Words Starting With "C," from 1874 London 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 17 16

The dictionary that these words came from warned that slang "changes much," even in 15 years. So this quiz is up-to-date for 1874, but you might sound old-fashioned using the words in 1890. Just a caution! The words also all begin with C; no reason.
Average
littlepup
Dec 17 16
384 plays
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trivia quiz  Slang Words from 1874 London, Starting With "B" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 08 16

The dictionary that these words came from warned that slang "changes much," even in 15 years. So this quiz is up-to-date for 1874, but you might sound old fashioned using the words in 1890. Just a caution! The words also all begin with B; no reason.
Average
littlepup
Dec 08 16
300 plays
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trivia quiz  Slang Words Starting With "A," from 1874 London 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 02 16

The dictionary that these words came from warned that slang "changes much," even in 15 years. So this quiz is up-to-date for 1874, but you might sound old fashioned using the words in 1890. Just a caution! The words also all begin with A; no reason.
Average
littlepup
Dec 02 16
282 plays
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trivia quiz  Slang Words Starting With "F," from 1874 London 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 26 17

These English Victorian words come from the "Slang Dictionary", published by Chatto and Windus in London, 1874. The ones chosen for this quiz all begin with the letter "F".
Average
littlepup
Jan 26 17
219 plays
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trivia quiz  English Victorian Slang Words, Starting With "E" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 07 17

These English Victorian words come from the "Slang Dictionary", published by Chatto and Windus in London, 1874. The ones chosen for this quiz all begin with the letter "E".
Average
littlepup
Jan 07 17
297 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Be Naff--Brit Slang for Americans 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, jabb5076, Mar 23 12

As an American, ever speak with someone from the UK or read a contemporary British novel and have trouble figuring out what they're saying? Well, here's a quiz on some modern British slang that just might help you out.
Easy
jabb5076 gold member
900 plays
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trivia quiz  South Walian Words-Valleys' Dialect [2] 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Aug 06 08

Following the success of my first South Walian Words quiz, I have decided to create another. I hope you all enjoy it as much as the last one.
Average
poshprice gold member
444 plays
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trivia quiz  English English! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, togtog, Aug 15 07

English is spoken all over the world, but some words have a particularly English English twang to them.
Average
togtog
5148 plays
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trivia quiz  It's Regency Slang, By George(tte) 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Nov 12 09

I enjoy Georgette Heyer's Regency novels and her mastery of Regency slang. Do you know the meaning of these words or phrases which were in common use in Regency England and appear in Heyer's novels?
Tough
Cymruambyth
606 plays
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trivia quiz  Victorian England Slang Words Starting With "D" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 03 17

These words come from the "Slang Dictionary" published by Chatto and Windus in London, 1874. The ones chosen for this quiz all begin with D.
Average
littlepup
Jan 03 17
201 plays
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trivia quiz  More Norfolk Dialect 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, itsannier, Dec 16 06

More ramblings from a Broad Narfolk Mawther.
Average
itsannier
729 plays
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trivia quiz  Speaking Scots 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Twodeez, Jun 11 08

Some more every day words spoken in the Scots tongue. What do these words or phrases mean?
Average
Twodeez
888 plays
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trivia quiz  Some Samples Of English Dialect 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 07 02

Dialectal words are often totally incomprehensible to outsiders. In this quiz you find some 'local words' which might not be totally unintelligible to other English-speakers.
Tough
flem-ish
2406 plays
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trivia quiz  Speaking in the Scots tongue 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Twodeez, May 14 08

The people of Scotland have a rich and varied language; regional dialects, accents and phrases can be different no more than just a few miles apart. See if you know what these words mean.
Average
Twodeez
1308 plays
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match quiz  1930-1940s British Slang Vocabulary 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, researcher53, Jun 06 17

I'm hooked on early 20th century British novels and have found they use unique slang words. Match the slang word to its correct definition from years gone past. You may still use some today! Have fun!
Very Easy
researcher53 gold member
Jun 06 17
540 plays
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trivia quiz  The Norfolk Dialect 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, itsannier, Nov 16 06

Do they talk a load of squit (rubbish) in Norfolk?
Tough
itsannier
1020 plays
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trivia quiz  Is That Crystal? 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, wez, Nov 21 01

'Is That Crystal?', as in 'crystal clear', (understandable). Yep, it's a quiz about English slang, as spoken in England. I'll give you the word or phrase. You tell me what I'm 'waffling on' about. Good luck.
Average
wez
3033 plays
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trivia quiz  Slanglish 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Lil_Miss_Fickle, Oct 01 12

This quiz has been served up to you by 'The Full English' team. Test your knowledge of English slang from around the country.
Tough
Lil_Miss_Fickle
759 plays
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trivia quiz  Georgette Heyer's Regency England 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bridget3, Oct 23 01

Georgette Heyer's novels reinvent Regency England, complete with its own language and customs. Would you fit in?
Tough
bridget3
1584 plays
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trivia quiz  British Slang 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nomistai, Sep 12 00

This is just a short quiz to see how much you know about British slang. It helps if you're not British cos that would be too easy! Have fun chucks!
Average
nomistai
6237 plays
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trivia quiz  Yuzzen, Smitsmats and Bumscuddy - Devon dialect 1 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Jan 04 12

A brief exploration of the wonderful dialect of Devon... 'Ave fun m'dears an' make zertin sure 'e spakes prapper Deb'n next time uz zees 'e! Enjoy!
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
246 plays
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