Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Vocabulary?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Vocabulary?
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About This Quiz

Every region of the U.S. has a few words that are rarely used by other regions. While we won't base our guess solely on this fact, we will carefully analyze your vocabulary for any clues that might tell us where you grew up. Will we need to get a better map, or will we get it right? 

In addition to looking for local clues, we are going to comb through the words you regularly use. Your word knowledge and the words you choose will give us a lot of details about you, but we promise not to pry too much. Instead, we are going to get an overall sense of the way you speak and see if it puts us closer than simply asking you where you spent your formative years. 

Throughout this quiz, we are going to ask you which word you would use, give you a few fill-in-the-blank sentences, and take a look at the way you fit words together. Once we feel like we grew up in your hometown too, we'll take our best guess about the state you grew up in. You might not live there now, but we're betting it left quite the impression. Do you think we'll be able to figure it out? 

What do you call the thing you fry eggs in?
Pan
Skillet
Grill
Iron

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Do you say slacks, trousers or pants?
Jeans
Slacks
Trousers
Pants

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Which word would you use to describe The Empire State building?
Tall
Massive
Enormous
Huge

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How do you refer to pancakes?
Johnnycakes
Pancakes
Flapjacks
Griddle cakes

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Fill in the blank: I would never eat _____ on toast.
Marmite
Beans
Avocado
Jelly

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If you think something is beautiful, how do you say it?
Gorgeous
Fabulous
Awesome
Smokin'

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Do you call it pop or soda?
It's pop.
It's garbage.
It's soda.
It's a fizzy drink.

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When you need the facilities, what do you call it?
Head
Bog
Throne
Toilet

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What is the name of the thing you clean the floor with?
Hoover
Sweeper
Vacuum
Vac

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How would you describe yourself when you are angry?
Livid
Boiling
Furious
I can't say that here.

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Fill in the blank: I prefer to wear ______ clothes.
Sturdy
Comfortable
Expensive
Stylish

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Which word would you use to describe someone who is disagreeable?
Dunce
Jerk
Hardhead
Know-it-all

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If someone is attractive, how would you describe them?
Fetching
Cute
Alluring
Sexy

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Other than dogs, which word do you use for our furry friends?
Pooch
Rover
Puppers
Furbaby

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How would you describe a meal you didn't like?
Gross
Vile
Bland
Disgusting

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Which word would you use to describe a rainbow?
Majestic
Fascinating
Gorgeous
Pretty

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What do you call the thing you do dishes with?
Sponge
Rag
Scrubber
Scratcher

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Fill in the blank: My boss really is _____.
Bossy
Kind
Intuitive
Powerful

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How would you describe the color hot pink?
Vivid
Bold
Neon
Foul

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Do you call them sneakers or tennis shoes?
They are sneakers.
I call them running shoes.
I call them tennis shoes.
I call the kicks.

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Which term of endearment do you use most often?
Baby
Honey
Sweetheart
Boo

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Are they subs or hoagies? Heroes or grinders?
Grinders
Heroes
Subs
Hoagies

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Fill in the blank: My furniture is so old that it's ______.
Antique
Shabby
Modern
Historical

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If someone is over confident, how would you sum them up?
Arrogant
Hopeful
Optimistic
Compensating

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Is it money or cash? Dosh or greenbacks?
It's money.
It's dosh.
It's greenbacks.
It's cash.

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What do you call the thing you sleep under?
Quilt
Comforter
Duvet
Blanket

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If someone is being childish, which word would you use?
Churlish
Immature
Youthful
Clueless

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Fill in the blank: I think winter is ______.
Unbearable
Pretty
Necessary
Uninspiring

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How would you describe your intelligent best friend?
Smart
Gifted
Nerdy
Wise

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Where do you go to enjoy music?
Club
Venue
Stadium
House party

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