Quiz: How Well Do You Really Know Ozark Slang?

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Arkansas' Ozark mountain region is home to rugged beauty, stunning vistas, fish-filled lakes, and hiking trails.

It's the perfect place for adventure-seeking folks from all ages! Before you gather up your outdoor gear and head to the unknown.

 Jun 15, 2018
1 of 16Choose your answer!
If someone says "Air-up your tires before you hit the road" they...
want you to slash your tires
want you to put air in your tires
want you to put your tires out in the heat to dry
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What does "A larking" mean?
To go to church
To be sad and mope
To play around and joke
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What's an Arkansas toothpick?
A knife
A spoon
A fork
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Someone who is "bowed up" is:
extremely insecure
confused
impatient and not having fun
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"A bread basket" could be referring to your...
arm
stomach
earlobe
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If someone is "fit to be tied" they're _______.
angry
stupid
drunk
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What's used to refer to a person or thing whose name is forgotten?
That thing
Thingy
Thingamajig
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Ozarkians don't wash clothes; they ____ clothes.
warsh
wosh
washy
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In the Ozarks, what is the term used for short heavy rain?
Toad Strangler
Downpour
Gully Washer
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If you are feeling under the weather, you're probably looking:
peaked
sickly
washy
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In moments of frustration, Ozarkians usually say:
Dagnabbit!
Darnit!
Darn toothin'!
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What body of water does 'crick' refer to?
Creek
River
Lake
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Which of the following expressions pertain to being on your best behavior?
Shoot fire and save matches
Mind your Ps and Qs
Don't go off half cocked
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When someone tells you to go down Highway 40, they really mean:
town immediately
drive down Interstate 64
take the high road
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Which of the following expressions refers to extreme exhaustion?
Plumb tuckered out
Worked like a dog
As busy as a one armed paper hanger
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In Ozark, what does 'holler' refer to?
A small valley between mountains
Down the road a spell
To give compliment to an attractive person
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Are you from Arkansas' Ozark mountain region? Think you can speak the language? Take this quiz to put yourself to the test and see if you can speak the language of a local of the Ozark mountains. 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.

Did you or do you live in The Ozark mountains region of Arkansas? If so, then you likely have specialized knowledge about the region that you are probably not even consciously aware of—but it makes that region and the local language of it a part of who you are and very important to your identity.

Be sure to share this quiz with your friends and family, no matter what score you get, so that they can share their experience of the Ozark mountains with you as well and you can have a meaningful conversation and connect through your shared geographic experience of the Ozark mountains of Arkansas!