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All types of dialects, accents, and quirky regional lingoes that make up the varieties of English.
216 quizzes and 3,024 trivia questions.
1.
  Jamaican Expressions Seen! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Jamaican English is full of colorful expressions. I have chosen one phrase for each letter of the alphabet A to J. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, reggaejames, Mar 06 13
Tough
reggaejames
906 plays
2.
  Ye Olde Quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
See if you know the modern meaning of these common expressions used in times gone by, most of which came from the Elizabethan era. Good luck to thee.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 22 22
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Jul 22 22
6699 plays
3.
  Body Slang popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you ever get frustrated with learning the scientific names for the human anatomy? Worry no more! Let us take a more light-hearted approach by matching these English language slang words to their correct body part.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 29 16
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
Plodd
Sep 29 16
1407 plays
4.
  Gobbledygook best quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Government, lawyers, doctors, even schoolteachers from Sussex are guilty of using gobbledygook: the use of many complex words when a few simple ones will suffice.
Easier, 10 Qns, deputygary, Sep 01 09
Easier
deputygary
3120 plays
5.
  A Cowboy's Dictionary - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some strange slang and terminology originated in the West of the 1800s. Can you translate these sentences accurately to read this cowboy's story?
Average, 10 Qns, lordprescott, May 09 22
Average
lordprescott
May 09 22
180 plays
6.
  Victorian English Slang, Familiar or Not great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
These words are from "A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words," published in London, 1859. Some are oddly modern, some just odd. Victorian slang on the left; modern definition on the right.
Easier, 10 Qns, littlepup, Oct 22 16
Easier
littlepup
Oct 22 16
723 plays
7.
  Colorful Sayings in Texas - 10 questions - 3 mins
Test your knowledge of these colorful sayings that you might hear from the mouth of a Texan.
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jun 15 21
Tough
skylarb gold member
Jun 15 21
318 plays
8.
  Why In The World Do We Say THAT? - 10 questions - 4 mins
English speakers from around the globe use some very interesting phrases. Here are some of our favorites!
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Nov 22 20
Average
logcrawler gold member
Nov 22 20
375 plays
9.
  South African Slang - 10 questions - 4 mins
I've noticed a few fun language quizzes (Aussie lingo, rhyming slang etc.) and decided to throw some more choice into the mix. Behold, my first try - a Saffa (South African) lingo quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, angus007, Aug 09 21
Average
angus007
Aug 09 21
876 plays
10.
  Maori Words in Everyday Use - 10 questions - 4 mins
In New Zealand there are many words from the Maori language which are now in everyday use. You will hear or see these words on the TV and in newspapers without translation. These might be useful if you are planning a holiday in our beautiful country!
Average, 10 Qns, ScrabbleClare, Dec 20 13
Average
ScrabbleClare
1452 plays
trivia question Quick Question
If a New Zealander offers you tomato sauce, what are you getting?

From Quiz "Kiwi Terminology"




11.
  Dude, Don't Diss My Teenspeak! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Teens today seem to have their own language. Test your knowledge of some of today's common "teenspeak" terms.
Easier, 10 Qns, panderson, Aug 25 17
Easier
panderson
Aug 25 17
1974 plays
12.
  Pirate Slang popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How well do you know pirate language? What's the difference between a caulker and a cackle fruit? Let's find out. If you have read "Pirates" by John Matthews or "Pirateology" by William Lubber, then you will probably ace this quiz! Good Luck1
Average, 10 Qns, mrbell, Dec 11 21
Average
mrbell
Dec 11 21
2493 plays
13.
  Write It Quick Write It Quick! - 10 questions - 4 mins
One of my fondest odd skills is the ability to write in shorthand. This style of speedwriting was developed by Professor Joe M. Pullis, and this quiz is a lesson in the basic rules. My husband enjoys deciphering my scribbles, perhaps you will too.
Average, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, May 17 14
Average
TemptressToo
456 plays
14.
  One - 10 questions - 4 mins
"One" has been part of various slang phrases for the last couple of centuries, from America to England to Australia. Here's just a small sampling.
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 10 16
Average
littlepup
Dec 10 16
462 plays
15.
  Kilted Kangas Speak Their Language popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
It is a wonder how different words can mean different things around the world! Here are some of ours!
Average, 15 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Sep 26 16
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Sep 26 16
519 plays
16.
  'Tis a Fine Broth of Words - 10 questions - 2 mins
Much of my source for my information and delight came from a book entitled "The Lilt of the Irish" by Henry D. Spalding.
Easier, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Jun 19 22
Easier
Irishrosy
Jun 19 22
792 plays
17.
  Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA - 10 questions - 4 mins
Language in the US, as everywhere, changes and evolves. This quiz asks you to identify terms that were in common use in the USA in eras past.
Tough, 10 Qns, austinnene, Jul 29 14
Tough
austinnene gold member
714 plays
18.
  Phrases and Terms from a Younger USA-2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Recently while creating a quiz on this topic, I found so much material it wouldn't fit into a single quiz. So, here's more-
Tough, 10 Qns, austinnene, Sep 05 14
Tough
austinnene gold member
546 plays
19.
  Kiwi Terminology - 15 questions - 4 mins
This quiz contains a sampling of terminology used in New Zealand that can confuse American visitors. If you've spent any time in New Zealand, this quiz will be simple. Just remember, you're looking for the "kiwi" definition of the word!
Average, 15 Qns, ourika, Jul 16 21
Average
ourika
Jul 16 21
1563 plays
20.
  Singapore Slang - 15 questions - 5 mins
Been to Singapore and ever wondered what words like 'shiok', 'sebok' or 'nor chet' mean? Find out here.
Average, 15 Qns, meifeng, Sep 28 12
Average
meifeng
651 plays
21.
  Smile! - 10 questions - 4 mins
"Smile"? - Well I hope I can have you laughing out loud at the various South Africanisms. These are taken from quite a few of our eleven official languages.
Tough, 10 Qns, playmate1111, Sep 17 11
Tough
playmate1111 gold member
573 plays
22.
  Kiwi Speak - 15 questions - 4 mins
How well do you know your Kiwi slang? Take this quiz to see, go on, give it a crack Nigel!
Average, 15 Qns, PooDog, May 05 22
Average
PooDog
May 05 22
1317 plays
23.
  Konglish 101 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to Korea! If you don't speak the language, you'll find yourself picking up Konglish -- English words used in the Korean way. Can you understand the locals, and make yourself understood?
Average, 10 Qns, ubermom, Oct 20 08
Average
ubermom
597 plays
24.
  You Think You "Spake Norn Iron" - 10 questions - 3 mins
You've played my other Northern Ireland quizzes, carried out some further research and decided it's a place you'd like to visit. But will you be able to understand the locals when you get here?
Average, 10 Qns, CuddlyNutter, Jul 11 16
Average
CuddlyNutter
Jul 11 16
198 plays
25.
  An Englishwoman's Take on South Africanisms - 10 questions - 4 mins
I am an Englishwoman who emigrated to South Africa many years ago. Some of the "South Africanisms" confused me, some made me smile, and I thought they would make an interesting topic for a quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Kari247, Apr 04 11
Average
Kari247
396 plays
26.
  Victorian England Words - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz on some of the words that were used in the Victorian Era which mean something different today. For each of the words select the Victorian meaning.
Tough, 10 Qns, CharmedLivesOn, Dec 18 13
Tough
CharmedLivesOn
894 plays
27.
  Bahamian Slang - 15 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will consist of Bahamian slang from over the years to the present. I'll give the meaning of a word and you can choose which word it is. Enjoy! Note: Some of the slang is more recent.
Average, 15 Qns, abbyolurin1, Nov 11 07
Average
abbyolurin1
513 plays
28.
  Singapore Slang II - 15 questions - 4 mins
"Awreddy or nor chet for Singlish lesson 2? OK lah, can start now..." Learn Singlish the fun way!
Average, 15 Qns, meifeng, Jun 12 07
Average
meifeng
591 plays
29.
  South African Lingo - 10 questions - 3 mins
Yes, us Saffas speak a different language. Can you translate what we are saying? This comes straight out of Brakpan.
Average, 10 Qns, grootes, Nov 26 18
Average
grootes
Nov 26 18
591 plays
30.
  Jamaican English Part Two - 10 questions - 3 mins
If you enjoyed the challenge of Part 1, here is the final part of my quiz on everyday Jamaican expressions.
Average, 10 Qns, reggaejames, Aug 15 14
Average
reggaejames
681 plays
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