Quiz: Are You Sophisticated Enough To Ace This Southern Phrases Test?

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If the word "y'all" sounds weird coming from you, proceed with caution.

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about regional expressions and phrases from the Southern United States.

 Nov 03, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

In New Orleans, the neutral ground is the ___________.
sidewalk
shoulder of the road
median

2 of 15Pick your answer!

The song 'Losing My Religion' is named after a Southern expression that means _________.
to lose one's temper
to be forgetful
to have a crush on someone unattainable

3 of 15Pick your answer!

A "spring chicken" is a __________ person.
foolish
young
belligerent

4 of 15Pick your answer!

In New Orleans, Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, etc. are called ___________.
cold drinks
diabetes geysers
soft drinks

5 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, a young child can be described as "knee-high to a __________."
rabbit
frog
grasshopper

6 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, Bic's signature products are called __________.
ink pens
cylinder pens
quills

7 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, cigarettes are sometimes called by the nickname ___________.
party favors
cancer sticks
newsroom sticks

8 of 15Pick your answer!

In New Orleans, people go to the supermarket to "___________ groceries."
make
go
do

9 of 15Pick your answer!

In New Orleans, "by my cousin" means ___________.
at my cousin's house
according to what my cousin said
instead of or in place of my cousin

10 of 15Pick your answer!

In New Orleans, a sandwich that has lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise is said to be __________.
dressed
the works
luncheon style

11 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, someone who is very _________ is said to be as __________ a Cooter Brown.
drunk
clever
stingy

12 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, when people say "Bless her heart!" what do they really mean?
I feel sorry for her, but she's not too bright.
I am very grateful to her.
She doesn't know that I know this.

13 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South, people often describe an old person as older than _________.
dirt
whiskey
Grandma

14 of 15Pick your answer!

In Louisiana, lagniappe is ___________.
a freebie
a summer rainstorm
a type of pastry

15 of 15Pick your answer!

In Louisiana, which of these words has two syllables?
striped
fixed
pulled
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