Quiz: Can You Talk Like A Midwesterner? Find Out Now

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Let's talk Midwest!

This is a fun women.com quiz about talking Midwestern and special words, phrases, slang or lingo used only in the Midwest!

 May 13, 2018
1 of 18Choose your answer!
What is a tennis shoe?
A shoe especially for playing tennis
Any athletic shoe
Indoor slippers
2 of 18Choose your answer!
In the Midwest, "city" is pronounced:
si-tee
si-tie
si-dee
3 of 18Fill in the blank!
In the Midwest, we often call a road that goes faster than 55 MPH a(n) _____________.
Highway
Freeway
Expressway
4 of 18Choose your answer!
You accidentally bump into someone while walking, and without thinking you of course blurt out:
Pardon!
Ope!
Please!
5 of 18Choose Your Answer!
What is the Midwestern way to say "Halloween"?
Hal-lo-win
Holl-lo-ween
Hal-lo-ween
6 of 18Fill in the blank!
If you want to order a fizzy beverage in the Midwest, make sure to call it a _________.
pop
seltzer
coke
7 of 18Choose your answer!
How does a Midwesterner pronounce "syrup"?
Sear-up
Sir-up
See-rupe
8 of 18Replace the words in quotations!
You might offer someone "Muddy Buddies": a snack made of chex cereal covered in peanut butter and chocolate.
Puppy Chow!
Monkey Bread!
Chex Chow!
9 of 18Complete the sentence!
You've been out drinking and you're completely wasted, hammered, plastered, AKA _______.
schnockered
bedazzled
kerput
10 of 18Choose Your Answer!
How would a Midwesterner pronounce "garage"?
Gr-ahge
Gay-rahge
Guh-rage
11 of 18Fill in the blank!
You should come to a complete stop at a red _________.
Traffic signal
Traffic light
Stoplight
12 of 18Choose your answer!
There's a party, and you're invited. You would ask:
Where's the party?
Where at?
Where is it?
13 of 18Choose your answer!
How would you pronounce "caramel"?
car-a-mel
car-mel
care-a-mel
14 of 18Complete the sentence!
I'm going down to the liquor store, do you want to____________?
come with
come along too
join me
15 of 18Choose your answer!
"Chicago" should be pronounced:
CHI-ca-go
shi-cay-go
Shi-CAH-go
16 of 18Complete the sentence!
When referring to a group of people, you would say "Hey, ________."
ya'll
you all
you guys
17 of 18Choose your answer!
Midwesterners pronounce "Lawyer" as:
Loy-er
law-yer
18 of 18Choose your answer!
How would a midwesterner likely pronounce "pecan"?
pee-CAN
PEE-kahn
pee-KAHN
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

The midwest typically is said to include Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Although people from the midwest likely insist they have no accent at all, and its only everyone else who has an accent, they do in fact have one. There are also many words and phrases that are said specifically in the Midwest that can be incomprehensible elsewhere in the United States. Women.com has geographic based quizzes not only to offer some fun trivia on specific places, but also in order to help reconnect you with your home city, town, state, or region. Whether its a place you went to school or worked, or if you lived there for a period of your life, we want to have a quiz for you so that you can relive some nostalgic memories associated with that place. If you spent a lot of time in the Midwest, you probably have a specialized knowledge of these phrases and words that you're not even consciously aware of! Take this quiz on speaking in the Midwest to see how much of this lingo you know, and be sure to share it with your friends and family so that they can connect with you over growing up or living in the Midwest!