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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!
42 American Slang quizzes and 430 American Slang trivia questions.
1.
  Old Fogeyisms 10 questions
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...
Easier, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 16 19
Easier
uglybird gold member
Jul 16 19
17361 plays
2.
  More Fogeyisms 10 questions
Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easier, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 25 17
Easier
uglybird gold member
Jul 25 17
6708 plays
3.
  This Quiz is Bad 10 questions
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!).
Easier, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Apr 25 22
Easier
salami_swami gold member
Apr 25 22
2217 plays
4.
  Do you speak Texan? 10 questions
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, Dec 13 09
Average
marshame
4716 plays
5.
  Cool 90s Slang 10 questions
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, brooklynmike, Aug 10 21
Easier
brooklynmike
Aug 10 21
6189 plays
6.
  Vintage American Slang II 10 questions
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!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jul 05 21
Very Easy
Pick61
Jul 05 21
1983 plays
7.
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 30 16
Very Easy
littlepup
Nov 30 16
996 plays
8.
Many of us learn English in high school, which gets replaced by the American English we hear on television and in songs. But just how good are you at the real American slang? Warning though, some of it might be a bit outdated!
Average, 10 Qns, Jaye, Dec 14 16
Average
Jaye
Dec 14 16
7704 plays
9.
  Hiya Cat! 1940s Slang 10 questions
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Nov 02 10
Easier
beergirllaura
2907 plays
10.
  Gag Me With A Spoon 15 questions
Slang by its very nature may be ephemeral. Some are catchy for awhile and some find a role in colloquial exchange. Try to match the slang expression to its most commonly used intent. Quiz has an American slant.
Easier, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Dec 30 17
Easier
Rehaberpro
Dec 30 17
693 plays
trivia question Quick Question
When a Texan says she is "fixin' to", what does it mean she is doing?

From Quiz "Do you speak Texan?"




11.
  Can You Speak Southernese? 10 questions
Things are a little different down south. Can you interpret these Southern expressions?
Easier, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Jul 14 18
Easier
Ctvega
Jul 14 18
696 plays
12.
Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 25 13
Easier
Pick61
2043 plays
13.
  New Orleans Lingo 10 questions
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, Apr 09 15
Average
mbovary
2199 plays
14.
  Do You Know Pittsburghese? 10 questions
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, Feb 28 22
Average
bullymom
Feb 28 22
3495 plays
15.
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Nov 27 18
Easier
Pick61
Nov 27 18
2106 plays
16.
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, Aug 19 20
Average
Melycoton
Aug 19 20
2682 plays
17.
  Slang That Is Now Old Hat 10 questions
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, Dec 18 14
Average
daver852 gold member
1545 plays
18.
Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jun 09 22
Easier
Pick61
Jun 09 22
1719 plays
19.
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, May 07 21
Average
Bruyere editor
May 07 21
6642 plays
20.
  Vintage American Slang III 10 questions
This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jan 11 17
Easier
Pick61
Jan 11 17
1314 plays
21.
More American slang and sayings to pass along. Hope you enjoy them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 17 13
Easier
Pick61
1287 plays
22.
  Slangin' Hash 10 questions
Here are ten stories using slang. Figure out what the slang term really means.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pennie1478, May 30 10
Very Easy
pennie1478
1659 plays
23.
  Urban Slang/Ebonics 10 questions
Ebonics is a name given to a non-standard form of American English, which was originally spoken by some African Americans in the United States, but now, people of all races may use it.
Average, 10 Qns, brooke26, Oct 05 20
Average
brooke26
Oct 05 20
3741 plays
24.
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 24 16
Average
littlepup
Nov 24 16
339 plays
25.
I know I keep promising not to write any more of these quizzes, but I can't stop! Have a good time!
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Dec 14 12
Easier
Pick61
1107 plays
26.
  GRITS Expressions 10 questions
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, Jan 24 08
Average
Melycoton
1650 plays
27.
Things are really getting cheezy (another '80s slang term). I hope you are sitting in your acid washed jeans and blue jean jacket with lots of pop culture pins while you try to recall these slang terms of the '80s. Good luck and I'm Outtie.
Average, 10 Qns, rosie-butt, Oct 29 11
Average
rosie-butt
8079 plays
28.
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! :)
Average, 10 Qns, joaniem, Aug 27 13
Average
joaniem
2934 plays
29.
  Vintage American Slang 10 questions
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, Sep 14 12
Tough
Pick61
1446 plays
30.
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 26 16
Average
littlepup
Nov 26 16
348 plays
31.
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, Nov 30 14
Average
smeone
633 plays
32.
  More American Slang Terms 10 questions
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, Apr 27 14
Tough
Bruyere editor
4236 plays
33.
  Sportswriting 101 10 questions
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, Feb 19 13
Average
shvdotr gold member
777 plays
34.
  Only in Maine 10 questions
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, Oct 25 18
Average
zeb43
Oct 25 18
927 plays
35.
  Gag Me With a Spoon! 10 questions
In response to an Author's Challenge, this quiz is based on Frank Zappa's 1982 hit song "Valley Girl", which brilliantly satirizes the speech and culture of teenagers from the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. "Like, oh my God!"
Average, 10 Qns, iCaramba, Dec 23 10
Average
iCaramba
1125 plays
36.
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, Jan 30 22
Difficult
beergirllaura
Jan 30 22
1260 plays
37.
  Do You Yooper? 10 questions
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, Jun 19 21
Average
joemc37
Jun 19 21
1191 plays
38.
  Jargon I Have Used 10 questions
I have been involved with various aspects of the great American culture and each one has many unique words and phrases. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, YourLordship, Aug 03 15
Average
YourLordship
540 plays
39.
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, Jan 10 14
Tough
Bruyere editor
3882 plays
40.
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, May 13 21
Tough
Bruyere editor
May 13 21
2757 plays
41.
Here are some more American slang terms for people and their occupations. Many of these terms you'll recognize and others you might hear on the late late show. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Apr 21 02
Difficult
Bruyere editor
2349 plays
42.
  Wild American Slang mixture 10 questions
This is another American Slang quiz from yesteryear mostly. Many of these terms come from people travelling around the country, musicians, old films etc. You might hear these on the late late show. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Oct 08 13
Difficult
Bruyere editor
1935 plays
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