Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on the Words You Use?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on the Words You Use?
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About This Quiz

Which word will you use to express your amazement when we accurately guess where you grew up? When you make it to the end of the quiz, you'll find out! First, you have to tell us about the words you use in your everyday speech. We're certain that a few of them will give us a clue about the place where you called home during your younger years. 

Instead of asking you a bunch of questions about your childhood, we think it's more interesting to examine the way you communicate. Whether you tend to use a lot of words that you've picked up where you live now or if you've been using the same words since high school, learning which ones you use the most will help us figure out where your hometown is located. 

When you're excited, what word do you hear coming out of your mouth? After seeing 30 words of your choice, we'll know you fairly well as a person. More importantly, we'll know where you spend your formative years becoming the vocabulary whiz that you are.

For the biggest chance of getting it right, choose the word you hear in your mind when we ask, and then we'll tell you where we think you grew up. Will we be close? 

When someone is attractive, which word do you use?
Cute
Hot
Smoking
Gorgeous

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Do you say awesome, rad, sweet or sick?
Awesome
Sick
Sweet
Rad

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Do you call them sneakers?
I call them tennis shoes.
I do call them sneakers.
I call them my kicks.
I call them running shoes.

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Is it soda or is it pop?
It's Coke to me.
It's pop.
I say soda.
It's a fizzy drink.

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What do you call the patch of grass between the road and the sidewalk?
Strip
Bern
Verge
Terrace

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Do you say sub, hero, hoagie or grinder?
I prefer to say sandwich.
I say sub.
I use the term grinder.
I usually say hoagie.

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What is the end piece of bread called?
Crust
Heel
Nose
End

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How do you refer to a group of people?
Y'all
You'ns
You guys
Everybody

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What do you call felines?
Cats
Kitties
Pusses
Cuddle bunnies

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What do you carry your groceries in?
Poke
Bag
Sack
Tote

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Do you call it the faucet?
I say spigot.
I tend to say tap.
I do say faucet.
I call it the pipe.

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When something is ugly, what are you most likely to say?
Unsightly
Hideous
Foul
Nasty

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Are they flapjacks or pancakes?
They are pancakes.
I think they are Johnnycakes.
I call the flapjacks.
We call them flapcakes.

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What do you change the channel with?
Remote
Clicker
Remote control
Changer

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Where do you sit in your living room?
Settee
Couch
Davenport
Divan

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Which word do you call your sweetheart most often?
Honey
Babe
Bae
Darling

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Do you call it nap, winks, Zs or snooze?
Winks
Zs
Snooze
Nap

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What do you call your outdoor space?
Garden
Backyard
Yard
Lawn

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Do you turn eggs with a spatula?
I use a flipper.
It's an egg turner here.
I do say spatula.
I call it a flapper.

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Which word would you use to describe a meanie?
Jerk
I can't say that here.
Rapscallion
Thug

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What letter does your favorite swear word start with?
I don't swear.
S
A
F

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What do you usually call money?
Cash
Dosh
Notes
Bank

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Do you call it dinner or supper?
It's supper here.
It depends on the time of day.
I call it dinner.
I call it tea.

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How would you describe something that's new?
Fresh
Modern
Recent
Latest

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If something is boring, what do you say?
Dull
Tedious
Monotonous
Lifeless

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Which word for fancy do you use?
Upscale
Posh
Haughty
Grand

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How would you describe a tasty dish?
Delicious
Scrumptious
Divine
Inspired

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What do you call your feet?
Tootsies
Dogs
Feet
Irons

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Which expression of surprise do you use most often?
Wow!
No way!
What!
Gobsmacked!

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If you're in a bad mood, which word do you use to describe yourself?
Grumpy
Salty
Testy
Angsty

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