Can We Guess What Generation You're From Based on the Words You Use?

By: Heather Cahill

Can We Guess What Generation You're From Based on the Words You Use?
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About This Quiz

You may be an expert on the slang of your generation, but the new generations after you might have totally different meanings for the same words. As time goes by, new trends evolve and words are constantly being redefined. Some are even invented by certain generations! Take a word like "bae" for instance. It's a newly invented word recognized by the Oxford Dictionary. So, now it's time to tell us a bit about the words you use!

You can learn a lot about someone from the vocabulary they use. It can reveal a lot about their personality and how they feel about things. It can also tell us a bit about the things they know and follow. For example, you might be able to tell if someone uses the internet heavily by the slang words they use. You might even learn a new word or two from speaking to someone you've never spoken with before!

So, do you think we can guess your generation correctly? You'll first have to tell us which words are in your vocabulary. We're willing to bet that we can guess the right answer. If you think you can prove us wrong, take the quiz to see what you get!

Every generation loves a good party. What word do you use for "party"?
Affair
Shindig
Celebration
Turn up

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What does the word "receipt" mean to you?
The act of receiving something
Something you get from the grocery store
An email after a purchase
Proof of something

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What do you use to listen to music?
A phonograph
A CD player
An MP3 player
A cell phone

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A "stream" means what to you?
A channel of water
A band
What Netflix does
A live video of an online personality

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If you're talking to someone, what do you call it?
Speaking
Calling
Texting
Messaging

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Which word would you use when addressing a friend?
Pally
Dude
Homie
Bro

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What word do you use to describe a situation that is unbelievable?
Goofy
Boss
Cray
Fire

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How do you describe a great party?
Soiree
Bash
Turn up
Lit

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You would call people on what?
Horn
Ringer
Cell
Other

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Which term of endearment would you be most likely to use?
Babe
Old Man/Old Lady
Boo
Bae

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If you're leaving early, what would you say you were going to do?
Breeze
Bug out
Flake
Bail

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The word "basic" means what to you?
Something that is straightforward
Something essential
An easy course in school
Someone who enjoys mainstream things

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What word would you use for "fashionable"?
Cat's meow
Nifty
Fleek
Fire

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What do you call your group of friends?
Circle
Crew
Squad
Fam

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If we say, "When life gives you lemons," you say what?
Call the juicer
Make lemonade
Don't make lemonade
Squeeze them

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"Clout" means what to you?
Someone who shoplifts
A boxing move
To hit someone very hard
Influence

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Which of the following would you use as a compliment?
You're cute as a bugs ear
You're outta sight
Props to you
That's fire

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Everyone has a different definition of what isn't cool. What do you call someone who is uncool?
Lousy
Square
Dork
Lame

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Which of the following terms would you use to say that something is true?
Correct
That's a fact
Trill
Facts

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Your meaning of "cop" is which of the following?
The police
To run away, and fast!
Steal
To have something

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What do you call a photo that you take of yourself?
Polaroid
Photograph
Pic
Selfie

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Drinking is something all generations can enjoy now and then. Which term would you use for liquor?
Giggle Water
Booze
Juice
Sauce

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The word "slay" means which of the following to you?
To kill
Something that is done to dragons
It's used as a compliment
You're killing it

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Your slang for "place" would be what?
Joint
Boonies
Turf
Spot

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Which word might you use for something you don't like?
Drag
Bummer
Whack
Trash

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"Swerve" means what to you?
Something that is done when you drive
A way to get ahead on the road
To tell someone to move
Something that is done when you don't want to deal with another person

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All generations do their best to make some cash. What word do you use for money?
Scratch
Bread
Dough
Bands

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Which of the following is slang you use for something that can be smoked?
Gasper
Wacky Tobacky
Smokes
Vape

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You would use which word to say clothes?
Rags
Threads
Wardrobe
Fit

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How would you say "no problem"?
Don't worry about it
No sweat
No prob
No worries

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