British Slang and Dialects Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
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Visit the world of English - as spoken in various ways in different parts of the country where it originated. Quizzes focus on dialects as well as commonly-used slang terms.
38 quizzes and 532 trivia questions.
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  English Slang for Tourists top quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
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, 25 Qns, romeomikegolf, Sep 27 18
Average
romeomikegolf gold member
Sep 27 18
8073 plays
2.
  English Slang Used in the United Kingdom top quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
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, 25 Qns, furby1, Mar 01 21
Average
furby1
Mar 01 21
4990 plays
3.
  "Geordie Speak" great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 4 mins
"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, 20 Qns, picqero, Jun 10 18
Average
picqero
Jun 10 18
3760 plays
4.
  1930-1940s British Slang Vocabulary - 15 questions - 3 mins
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, 15 Qns, researcher53, Jun 07 17
Very Easy
researcher53
Jun 07 17
647 plays
5.
  Some Quotes From Dialectal English popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 08 20
Easier
flem-ish
Jan 08 20
6426 plays
6.
  Great British Nicknames - 10 questions - 4 mins
For as long as people have been living in different places, they have had nicknames. Some nicknames may originally have been insults, but were happily adopted by those to whom they were applied. Match the UK place to the nickname for its people.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Dec 09 20
Average
darksplash gold member
Dec 09 20
336 plays
7.
  Black Country Dialect: A Bostin Quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Sep 27 16
Average
AcrylicInk gold member
Sep 27 16
309 plays
8.
  English English! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
English is spoken all over the world, but some words have a particularly English English twang to them.
Average, 10 Qns, togtog, Nov 01 18
Average
togtog
Nov 01 18
5556 plays
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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.
Easier, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 08 16
Easier
littlepup
Dec 08 16
396 plays
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  Ye Olde English W'rds great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jul 31 16
Tough
Plodd
Jul 31 16
545 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What part of your body are "ivories" slang for?

From Quiz "Pardon, What Do You Mean?"




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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, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 17 16
Average
littlepup
Dec 17 16
445 plays
12.
  Are You Upperclass? top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Aug 02 10
Difficult
pagiedamon gold member
2411 plays
13.
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, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 28 19
Average
littlepup
Nov 28 19
286 plays
14.
  It's Regency Slang, By George(tte) popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Nov 13 09
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
646 plays
15.
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, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 03 17
Average
littlepup
Jan 03 17
268 plays
16.
  The Ultimate British Slang Quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, nomistai, Apr 30 19
Average
nomistai
Apr 30 19
6652 plays
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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, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jul 16 21
Average
littlepup
Jul 16 21
350 plays
18.
  Don't Be Naff--Brit Slang for Americans - 10 questions - 2 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, jabb5076, Mar 17 14
Easier
jabb5076 gold member
1167 plays
19.
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, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Mar 09 13
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
417 plays
20.
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, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 02 16
Average
littlepup
Dec 02 16
351 plays
21.
  Is That Crystal? - 15 questions - 3 mins
'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, 15 Qns, wez, Aug 28 15
Average
wez
3210 plays
22.
  South Walian Words-Valleys' Dialect [2] popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, poshprice, Sep 08 09
Average
poshprice
469 plays
23.
  5 Question British Slang Quiz - 5 questions - 2 mins
I give you some British slang all you do is choose the correct answer.
Easier, 5 Qns, rmillar, Dec 11 16
Easier
rmillar
Dec 11 16
8610 plays
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  What Am I Talkin' About? - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will highlight some of the slang terms we use here in the North West of England. Maybe you will recognise some of the obscure things we say.
Easier, 10 Qns, ThePandaMafia, Mar 05 14
Easier
ThePandaMafia
922 plays
25.
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, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Jun 18 14
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
279 plays
26.
  South Walian Words-Valleys' Dialect [1] great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, poshprice, Apr 30 21
Average
poshprice
Apr 30 21
567 plays
27.
  The Norfolk Dialect - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do they talk a load of squit (rubbish) in Norfolk?
Tough, 10 Qns, itsannier, Jul 23 07
Tough
itsannier
1082 plays
28.
  Slanglish - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz has been served up to you by 'The Full English' team. Test your knowledge of English slang from around the country.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lil_Miss_Fickle, Oct 01 12
Tough
Lil_Miss_Fickle
841 plays
29.
  Some Samples Of English Dialect - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 23 16
Tough
flem-ish
May 23 16
2478 plays
30.
  More Norfolk Dialect - 10 questions - 3 mins
More ramblings from a Broad Narfolk Mawther.
Average, 10 Qns, itsannier, Mar 11 20
Average
itsannier
Mar 11 20
773 plays
31.
  Speaking Scots - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some more every day words spoken in the Scots tongue. What do these words or phrases mean?
Average, 10 Qns, Twodeez, Jun 11 08
Average
Twodeez
991 plays
32.
  Pardon, What Do You Mean? - 10 questions - 3 mins
In this quiz, I will explore some British slang words or phrases. I hope you enjoy playing it!
Average, 10 Qns, scarlet1977, Mar 19 21
Average
scarlet1977
Mar 19 21
936 plays
33.
  Speaking in the Scots tongue - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, Twodeez, Nov 21 20
Average
Twodeez
Nov 21 20
1504 plays
34.
  Georgette Heyer's Regency England - 10 questions - 4 mins
Georgette Heyer's novels reinvent Regency England, complete with its own language and customs. Would you fit in?
Tough, 10 Qns, bridget3, Jul 31 16
Tough
bridget3
Jul 31 16
1618 plays
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