Can We Guess Your Age Based on the Words You Use?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess Your Age Based on the Words You Use?
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About This Quiz

Seriously, this quiz is "sick!" Do you think that means this quiz is gross? Does it mean that this quiz is awesome? Or, are you so out of the loop that you think this quiz will actually make you sick? Your choice of words and even how you respond to people's actions makes it easy to decipher your age.

Whether you're a groovy cat or cool dude, you, like everyone else, have your tells even if you are a shark or a swindler. However, it wasn't until the last twenty years that slang, jargon, and colloquialisms exploded through outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and #SocialMedia. These platforms have given rise, not only to trending changes in language but have also brought back some oldies you know, like, that groovy cat who's the bees-knees.

While mixed generational slang is fun and a fresh way to enliven the old and new, we still think that despite your love of language, you are still arrested to the generation you were born to or in.

It's time to take the plunge. Answer these questions about your slang, greetings and a little about your culture, and we will tell you how old you are. You should also text, tweet or pick up the phone tell a friend about this quiz and see how you compare.

Snapchat Do you know what a snap is?
Duh. Yeah.
I think so. It's a Snapchat thing right?
It's a photo, obviously.
It's the thing holding my trousers on.

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Nice You just saw your friend and you want to see them again. What do you say?
Let's Snapchat.
I'll text you.
I'll email you.
I hope you aren't dead when I write you a letter.

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Gay couple coffee What does the word "gay" mean, originally?
Dumb
Homosexual
Happy
Sinner

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Thirtysomething woman How often do you say "like" in a normal day?
I've lost track.
Like, all the time dude
Like, some of the time
Infrequently

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NYC You get in a cab. What is the first word you say?
Address, now
Hi, address, now
Hello, how are you? Address, now.
Hello! How are you? Address, please.

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Emoji balls Do you remember when emoji were called emoticons?
They were called a what?
Vaguely
Yes
What are emoji?

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Improve How big is your vocabulary?
It's big enough.
It's fine, but I should make it bigger.
It's pretty good, because I read a lot.
It's fine, and I don't need anymore words.

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Which Book of the Bible Came First? Do you say a lot of Bible quotes?
No!
I know a good one.
I know a few.
I know them all, because I feel close to death.

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19 twitter If someone tweets at you, what does that mean?
It means they're a bot.
It means they want to interact, publicly.
It means they're promoting something.
It means they are a bird.

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Text breakup Do you ever say internet slang out loud, like LOL or ROFL?
Yeah, RUSOS?
Only around young people
No, because I'm not a child.
I don't understand the question.

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job Can people from other generations understand you?
No, none of them do!
Mostly they do.
Not the really young ones.
No one understands me, or ever will.

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Flirt at Park What do you call a stranger if you have to talk to them on the street?
"Hey! You! Yeah, you!"
"Excuse me, sir/ma'am?"
"Pardon me sir/madam"
"C'mere kid"

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PMSL
No
Sometimes
All the time, soul brother

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Mom kisses adult son What do you call someone aged 40-50?
Old
A mini Boomer
Gen X
A kid

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No Cats What's a word you would never use?
Retarded
Bingo - as in "that's it"
Gosh
LOL

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Friend Group What do you call your closest friend?
Bestie
BFF
Best friend
Pal

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Wedding What do you call your significant other?
Bae
Boo
Hon
Milady

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Family Can you understand people from other generations?
I don't get anyone.
I totally do.
I try to but it's hard.
I feel I do.

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What Number Matches Your Psychological Age? Who are the Silent Generation?
The generation coming after generation Z
I have no idea.
The one that fought WW1?
The group born before the Baby Boomers?

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Do You Actually Know the Meaning of These Text Acronyms If someone says TTYL, what do they want to happen?
The old using that wants to talk to me later, which they probably want to do by text or email, like an ancient Greek.
It's for "talk to you later" which I'd do by text probably.
I think it means "reconnect later" or some such, which I'd do by email.
Is it a Nordic actor?

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Annoyed If something is FUBAR, what does that mean?
I have no idea.
Things are bad?
F-d up beyond all recognition
I remember that term from The War! It's "Fouled" up beyond all recognition.

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Uninterested woman What do you call a woman you don't know?
"Hey you"
"Miss?"
"Ma'am?"
"Young lady?"

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Nose Piercing What is "woke"?
It's what young people are.
It's what open minded people are, who see the racial and ethnic divides in the world for what they are.
It's something my son and daughter talk about.
It's what I do at about eleven a.m.

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Cool Aunt What does it mean if you are "radical"?
It means you're a terrorist.
It means you're old.
It means you're cool, dude.
It means you're a maverick.

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Care about your health What do you call the source of your meals?
Mom
Seamless
Me, or darling
My wife

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It's what the olds write for "seriously."
Srsly?
It's a prog-rock band from the 1970s.
Wasn't that a Soviet chess master?

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No, I'm not an old person.
Plenty of times, dude
Dude, like all the time dude
Dude is a rude word, dude

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Married If you meet a married woman and you know her last name, do you just call her Mrs. Husband's LastName?
No, why would I do that?
That seems a very old fashioned and outmoded custom.
I may, depending on the context and my read of the person.
Yes

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Instagram Posting Have you ever been on the 'gram?
I was for like a minute, and now I'm on Snapchat.
I'm on the 'gram all the time.
I tried it but it didn't stick.
I was, back in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Boss What do you call a superior at work?
Work? Ha! Good one.
Their first name
Mister or Miss
Mister

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