New York City *Lingo* - It's A Thing! How Much Do YOU Know?

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Not all New Yorkers are the same, but...

Can you walk and talk like a real New Yorker? Do you have a New York attitude and accent? Take this quiz and find out!

 Apr 26, 2019

1 of 19Pick the correct answer!

If you are walking down the street in New York and you make eye contact with a stranger, what do you do?
Give them a hug
Look away immediately
Smile and wave

2 of 19Fill in the blank!

A "klutz" is someone who is very ____.
crazy
clumsy
smart

3 of 19What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

The realtor wouldn't stop giving me his "spiel"!
sales pitch
business card
life story

4 of 19Pick the correct answer!

There's really nowhere else like the ________. You're never leaving!
Big Easy
Big Apple
Big Top

5 of 19Pick the correct answer!

To look "schleppy" is to look:
Gross or disorganized
hip and stylin'
Professional or spiffy

6 of 19What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

Your friend says she wishes you'd stop seeing your boyfriend, he's nothing but a "schmuck"
out of town-er
fool
poser

7 of 19What is the meaning of the words in quotations?

Let's go out and get some "Za'" and "Da'"!
"Salza" and "Dance"
"Influenza" and "Diarreah"
"Pizza" and "Soda"

8 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Your friend accuses you of being "thirsty". She means:
You're acting desperate.
You're an alcoholic.
You seem very dehydrated.

9 of 19What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

What's up "son"?
my lord
literal child
friend

10 of 19Pick the correct answer!

When riding the subway, its polite to:
Share whatever you're eating with everyone in your car.
Try to make as much conversation with the people around you as possible.
Avoid eye contact and keep to yourself.

11 of 19Pick your answer!

Do you want to have a car in New York?
Its illegal to drive in New York.
Absolutely not, its way easier to take public transport.
Yes, driving is the only way to get anywhere!

12 of 19Pick the correct answer!

If you need to ask someone for directions, make sure to...
Make it succinct.
Tell them exactly why you're going where you're going.
Ask them how they are first and introduce yourself.

13 of 19Pick the correct answer!

What do Egg Creams have in them?
Egg whites, cream, and flavored syrup.
Egg whites, milk, and carbonated water.
Milk, carbonated water, and flavored syrup.

14 of 19Complete the sentence!

You want to order food, so you need to get...
on line.
out of line.
in line.

15 of 19Pick the correct answer!

If the weather is "brick" what should you wear?
A rain coat
Shorts and a tank top
A coat, gloves and a hat

16 of 19Pick the correct answer!

You might go to a Bodega if you need_________
A prescription.
Basically anything.
A ride to work.

17 of 19Pick the correct answer!

What's the true New Yorker way to eat pizza?
Eating the cheese off first.
Folding it first.
Throw it in the trash.

18 of 19Complete the sentence!

"Buy a drink, get a free ______"
dinner.
show
second drink.

19 of 19Pick the correct answer!

You know that beyond a doubt, New York City has the BEST:
Cupcakes
Bourbon
Bagels
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

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