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There are many different kinds of English accents and dialects, like Southern American English and British slang. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on different slang words from America and England!


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  • 1. 

    In Pennsylvania, what is "bufflehead" slang for?

    • A.

      Terrible weather

    • B.

      Idiot

    • C.

      An obnoxious man

    • D.

      Hard worker

    Correct Answer
    B. Idiot
    Explanation
    In Pennsylvania, the slang term "bufflehead" is used to refer to an idiot. This means that when someone in Pennsylvania calls another person a "bufflehead," they are essentially calling them foolish or unintelligent.

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  • 2. 

    In Southern American English, what does "britches" mean?

    • A.

      Puppy

    • B.

      Ribs

    • C.

      Pants

    • D.

      Bar

    Correct Answer
    C. Pants
    Explanation
    In Southern American English, the term "britches" is a colloquial word used to refer to pants or trousers. It is a regional variation of the word "breeches" which historically referred to knee-length pants. The term "britches" is commonly used in the Southern United States to describe pants in a casual and informal manner.

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  • 3. 

    In New York, what is another name for a pigeon?

    • A.

      Winged rodent

    • B.

      Dirty bird

    • C.

      Flying rodent

    • D.

      Flying rat

    Correct Answer
    D. Flying rat
    Explanation
    In New York, pigeons are commonly referred to as "flying rats" due to their abundance and behavior similarities with rats. This nickname is often used to highlight the nuisance and uncleanliness associated with pigeons in urban areas.

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  • 4. 

    In British slang, if someone says that a child is "full of beans," it means that the child has a lot of ____________.

    • A.

      Energy

    • B.

      Passion

    • C.

      Guts

    • D.

      Confidence

    Correct Answer
    A. Energy
    Explanation
    If someone says that a child is "full of beans" in British slang, it means that the child has a lot of energy. The phrase "full of beans" is used to describe someone who is lively, active, and full of vitality. It implies that the child is energetic and enthusiastic, possibly even hyperactive.

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  • 5. 

    In Connecticut, what is another way of referring to a "garage sale"?

    • A.

      Yard sale

    • B.

      Jumble sale

    • C.

      Rummage sale

    • D.

      Tag sale

    Correct Answer
    D. Tag sale
    Explanation
    In Connecticut, a "tag sale" is another way of referring to a "garage sale." This term is commonly used in the state to describe the event where people sell their unwanted items from their home or garage. Unlike a traditional garage sale, where items are often displayed on tables or in the driveway, a tag sale typically involves attaching price tags or labels to each item for sale. This allows buyers to easily identify the price of each item and make their purchases accordingly.

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  • 6. 

    If you order a "coffee, regular" in New York, what will you get?

    • A.

      Coffee with milk

    • B.

      Coffee without milk

    • C.

      Coffee with milk and sugar

    • D.

      Coffee with cream and sugar

    Correct Answer
    A. Coffee with milk
    Explanation
    Ordering a "coffee, regular" in New York typically means that you will receive a coffee with milk. The term "regular" is commonly used in New York to indicate that milk should be added to the coffee. Therefore, the correct answer is coffee with milk.

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  • 7. 

    In Illinois, what does a "sawbuck" refer to?

    • A.

      An ugly deer

    • B.

      $10

    • C.

      An annoying person

    • D.

      A rough day

    Correct Answer
    B. $10
    Explanation
    In Illinois, a "sawbuck" refers to $10. This term is commonly used to represent a ten-dollar bill.

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  • 8. 

    In British slang, what is a synonym for the word, "blinding"?

    • A.

      Shocking

    • B.

      Exhausting

    • C.

      Fantastic

    • D.

      Arrogant

    Correct Answer
    C. Fantastic
    Explanation
    In British slang, the word "blinding" is used as a synonym for "fantastic". This means that if something is described as "blinding" in British slang, it is meant to convey that it is excellent, amazing, or outstanding. The term is often used to express enthusiasm or admiration for something.

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  • 9. 

    A "spud muncher" is what people from Montana call someone from ______________.

    • A.

      Kentucky

    • B.

      Illinois

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Idaho

    Correct Answer
    D. Idaho
    Explanation
    The term "spud muncher" is a derogatory term used to refer to someone from Idaho, as Idaho is known for its potato production. This term is specific to Idaho and not used to refer to people from Kentucky, Illinois, or Alabama.

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  • 10. 

    If you call someone a "chief" in London, then you are calling that person _______________.

    • A.

      Egotistical

    • B.

      A good leader

    • C.

      Unintelligent

    • D.

      Professional

    Correct Answer
    C. Unintelligent
    Explanation
    Calling someone a "chief" in London is often considered a sarcastic or mocking term. It implies that the person is unintelligent or lacking in intelligence. This could be due to the historical association of the term "chief" with Native American leaders, which may be seen as a derogatory stereotype. Therefore, the correct answer is "Unintelligent."

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