What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Question 1 What do you call the area where you sit outside your home?
Balcony
Deck
Porch
Patio

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Question 2 Sound it out! How do you pronounce Kentucky's biggest city?
Lou-iss-ville
Lou-ee-ville
Lou-vul
Lou-ee-vul

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Question 3 If you wanted to address a group of friends all at once, what would you say?
"Listen, mates!"
"Youn's listen now."
"Ya'll listening?"
"Attention, you guys!"

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Question 4 Rubbish, garbage or trash? What do you take out to the curb once or twice a week?
Rubbish
Garbage
Trash
Waste

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Question 5 You're dying of thirst. Where do you get water to quench it?
Spigot
Sink
Faucet
Fountain

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Question 6 ​Do you carry your groceries home in a poke, a sack or a bag?
I use a sack.
It's a bag.
I call it a poke.
It's a duffle here.

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Question 7 You can call a dog a dog, but pet nicknames are cuter. Which one do you use more?
Pooch
Pup
Mutt
Furbaby

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Question 8 Which of these is your new favorite southeastern American phrase?
Madder than a wet hen
Doesn't amount to a hill of beans
Pretty as a peach
Finer than a frog hair split four ways

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Question 9 What name do you give to the miniature lobsters they love in Louisiana?
Crawdads
Crawfish
Crayfish
Crawdaddy

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Question 10 You're heading to the gym. Do you take your sneakers, tennis shoes or running shoes?
Sneakers
Kicks
Tennis shoes
Running shoes

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Question 11 When you make pasta, what do you call the red sauce that goes on top?
Marinara
Pasta sauce
Tomato gravy
Tomato sauce

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Question 12 You are extra hungry, so you call in an order. Do you ask for a sub, grinder, hoagie or torpedo?
Grinder
Sub
Hoagie
Torpedo

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Question 13 Interstate, highway or freeway? Which road do you take on a trip?
Highway
Interstate
Freeway
Four-lane

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Question 14 Are they the police? Are they the law? What do you call people with the badges and sirens?
The popo
Smokies
The law
Officers

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Question 15 You have reached the end of a loaf of bread. What do you call it?
Nose
Heel
Butt
End

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Question 16 This television show is horrible! What are you going to use​ to change it?
Clicker
Remote control
Controller
Remote

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Question 17 Pancakes make mornings better. Do you call them pancakes?
They are flapjacks to me.
What else could they be?
I call them flippers.
They are flopjacks to me.

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Question 18 There's a new game update coming out and you need cash. What kind of sale would you hold to earn extra cash?
Stoop sale
Garage sale
Yard sale
Tag sale

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Question 19 What do you call the long, comfortable piece of furniture in the living room?
Couch
Sofa
Settee
Davenport

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Question 20 You're trying to figure out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a piece of candy on a stick. What do you call that candy?
Lolipop
Sucker
Dum-dum
Lollies

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Question 21 If you saw a lady carrying a fashionable bag, what would you call it?
Clutch
Purse
Handbag
Pocketbook

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Question 22 When you're cruising the aisles of the grocery store, what are you pushing?
Cart
Buggy
Wagon
Carriage

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Question 23 What sort of drink is made by combining milk, ice cream and ice?
Cabinet
Milkshake
Frappe
Blizzard

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Question 24 It sits between two lanes of highway traffic. What do you call it?
Greenspace
Median
Median strip
Neutral ground

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Question 25 Fire up the mower! Are you mowing the lawn or the yard?
I'm mowing the lawn.
I'm mowing the yard.
I'm cutting the grass.
I'm trimming the jungle.

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Question 26 Where would you warm up some soup for dinner?
Burner
Hob
Stovetop
Heat ring

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Question 27 Look between the sidewalk and the road. What is that patch of grass called?
Verge
Berm
Terrace
Buffer

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Question 28 You can drive around and around and around on them. What do you call them?
Rotaries
Roundabouts
Traffic circles
Roundies

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Question 29 You need something to wash down a burger. What do you order?
Soda
Pop
Coke
A can

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Question 30 What do you call the crunchy cabbage sometimes found as a side dish?
Coleslaw
Shredded cabbage
Slaw
Cold slaw

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