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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!
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What '80s (and earlier) terminology means 'ready to do something' in US slang?




1.
  Old Fogeyisms 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 16 19

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
uglybird
Jul 16 19
17310 plays
2.
  More Fogeyisms 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 25 17

Holy cow! My last fogey quiz was duck soup! Here's another opportunity to prove your "fogacity".
Easier
uglybird
Jul 25 17
6666 plays
3.
  Do you speak Texan? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, marshame, Dec 13 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
4692 plays
4.
  Cool 90s Slang 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, brooklynmike, Aug 10 21

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
brooklynmike
Aug 10 21
6168 plays
5.
  This Quiz is Bad 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 19 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!).
Easier
salami_swami gold member
2190 plays
6.
  American Slang - How 'American' Are You? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jaye, Dec 14 16

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 Warning though, some of it might be a bit outdated!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
Jaye
Dec 14 16
7665 plays
7.
  Old-Time Expressions You Might Know, Mostly US 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 30 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
Nov 30 16
942 plays
8.
  Vintage American Slang II 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jul 05 21

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!
Easier
Pick61
Jul 05 21
1953 plays
9.
  Hiya Cat! 1940s Slang 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Nov 02 10

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
beergirllaura
2892 plays
10.
  Yet More American Slang and Idioms 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 25 13

Please stop me before I create more of these quizzes.....
Easier
Pick61
1980 plays
11.
  American Slang and Colloquialisms 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Nov 27 18

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
Pick61
Nov 27 18
2046 plays
12.
  Can You Speak Southernese? 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Jul 14 18

Things are a little different down south. Can you interpret these Southern expressions?
Easier
Ctvega
Jul 14 18
675 plays
13.
  Gag Me With A Spoon 15 questions
Easier, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Dec 30 17

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
Rehaberpro
Dec 30 17
663 plays
14.
  Do You Know Pittsburghese? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, May 22 21

People in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) have a unique dialect known as Pittsburghese. See if you can understand what these Pittsburghers are saying!
Average
bullymom
May 22 21
3447 plays
15.
  American Slang and Colloquialisms II 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, May 07 15

Just some more predominately American usage of slang and colloquial phrases.
Easier
Pick61
May 07 15
1632 plays
16.
  What's your line? American Slang Terms for people 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, May 07 21

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
May 07 21
6618 plays
17.
  New Orleans Lingo 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Apr 09 15

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
Apr 09 15
2193 plays
18.
  Vintage American Slang III 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jan 11 17

This is the third and last of my slang quizzes. Have a good time and enjoy!
Easier
Pick61
Jan 11 17
1299 plays
19.
  Slang That Is Now Old Hat 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Dec 18 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
1542 plays
20.
  Words, Foods, and Customs From the Southern USA 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Melycoton, Aug 19 20

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
Aug 19 20
2682 plays
21.
  More American Slang And Colloquialisms 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Feb 17 13

More American slang and sayings to pass along. Hope you enjoy them.
Easier
Pick61
1281 plays
22.
  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
1644 plays
23.
  Urban Slang/Ebonics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, brooke26, Oct 05 20

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
brooke26
Oct 05 20
3717 plays
24.
  American Slang and Colloquialisms III 10 questions
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Dec 14 12

I know I keep promising not to write any more of these quizzes, but I can't stop! Have a good time!
Easier
Pick61
1092 plays
25.
  Re-Livin' the 1980s (Slang of the 1980s) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rosie-butt, Oct 29 11

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
rosie-butt
8067 plays
26.
  How To Speak Southern: People 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, joaniem, Aug 27 13

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
joaniem
2919 plays
27.
  Vintage American Slang 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Pick61, Sep 14 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
1434 plays
28.
  Tip-Top Americanisms from 1859 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 24 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
Nov 24 16
336 plays
29.
  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
1644 plays
30.
  North and South US Slang in 1859 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 26 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
Nov 26 16
348 plays
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