Quiz: Can You Finish These 16 Southern Phrases Yankees Just Don't Get?

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 Jun 18, 2018
1 of 16Choose one!
"Bein' ugly"
Naturally unattractive
Too much makeup
2 of 16Choose one!
"Be able to see to Christmas"
Bright future
Rare visits
Short skirts
3 of 16Choose one!
"Doesn't have a pot to piss in"
Too many lies
4 of 16Choose one!
"Eyeballs are floating"
Need to use the restroom
Believing rumors
5 of 16Choose one!
"Fixin' to"
About to do
Going to sleep
Repairing something broken
6 of 16Choose one!
"Fly off the handle"
Overly excited
Losing one's mind
7 of 16Choose one!
"Get the short end of the stick"
Constant bad luck
Losing patience
Get cheated
8 of 16Choose one!
"Give me some sugar"
Buy them a gift
Give them dessert
Give them a kiss
9 of 16Choose one!
"Hold your horses"
Quit before the end
Be patient
Take a chance
10 of 16Choose one!
"If the creek don’t rise"
Lack of fish
Prepare for a drought
Everything will go as planned
11 of 16Choose one!
"Off like a herd of turtles"
Nice guys finish last
Slowly but surely
Off to a very slow start
12 of 16Choose one!
"Rode hard and put away wet"
The feeling of being used
A lost bet
Extreme exhaustion
13 of 16Choose one!
"Run with the big dogs"
Beating someone up
Taking risks
Herding sheep
14 of 16Choose one!
"Squeeze a quarter so tight the eagle screams"
Spending a lot of money
Extremely frugal
Violent behavior
15 of 16Choose one!
"Too big for your britches"
Too skinny
Taking oneself too seriously
Acting like a child
16 of 16Choose one!
"Tore slap up"
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Being in a new place can be intimidating – especially when there’s a different form of slang used in every area of the country. In the case of The South, there are so many slang phrases and so much lingo that is unique to Southerners. This quiz is the ultimate opportunity for Southerners and other Americans alike to challenge their knowledge of Southern slang – and enjoy a fun quiz while doing it!

Whether you’re from Kentucky, Tennessee, or Texas, as a Southerner you know that you’ve got your own way of talking. People from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Arkansas do all have their own special words they use – but no matter where you are in the South, you know that if you say "bless your heart," it ain't a compliment. Northerners might wonder what exactly being in "a lick of trouble" means, but whether you’re in North Carolina, Alabama, or Virginia, a true Southerner knows exactly how troublesome that is.

There are thousands of funny Southern phrases that are part of your daily language, from “y’all” to “fixin’ to”. If you are from The South, you are proud of your knowledge of Southern slang, and with this quiz, you can show how much you truly do know about the language Southerners use. So, whether you are a real Southerner, or you’re just looking to see how well you know Southern slang, after taking this test, you’ll know exactly when to properly use the most popular Southern phrases. Or, you’ll learn that you maybe have a little bit more studying to do before you can be considered a real Southerner!

With questions like “What does it mean when someone says ‘give me some sugar’?” or “If your mama tells you to fetch a ‘hold your horses,’ what is she asking you to do?”, this quiz is the ultimate opportunity to show off your Southern language skills. Not often do you have the chance to challenge the slang terms that you grew up with, and every Southerner should take this test and see if they use and understand these words that are most often heard in the South!

Being from the South, you know that you have immense pride in your hometown, the Southern food you eat, the phrases you use, and where you came from. That’s why we’re certain that after taking this test, you’ll know for sure that you’re as Southern as they come. Southerners, no doubt, have a special way of living, and this quiz will remind you how much you love that Southern charm!

Click the "Let's Play" button to challenge your Southern slang skills, and take this test to see if you can talk like a real Southerner. We’re sure that by the end of it, you’ll be boasting to your friends that you’re the Ultimate Southerner through and through. Being a Southerner is something that you should be proud of, so take this test, and don’t forget to share the results with your friends to see if they know Southern slang too.