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.

 Jul 29, 2018
1 of 18Choose your answer!
If someone says "Air-up your tires before you hit the road" they...
want you to blow some air on your tires
want you to put air in your tires
want you to put your tires out in the heat to dry
2 of 18Choose your answer!
What does "A larking" mean?
To be sad and mope
To go to church
To play around and joke
3 of 18Choose your answer!
What's an Arkansas toothpick?
A fork
A knife
A spoon
4 of 18Choose your answer!
Someone who is "bowed up" is:
confused
impatient and not having fun
extremely insecure
5 of 18Choose your answer!
"A bread basket" could be referring to your...
earlobe
stomach
arm
6 of 18Choose your answer!
If someone is "fit to be tied" they're _______.
angry
stupid
drunk
7 of 18Choose your answer!
Don't be surprised to get down with ______ dancing in the Ozarks.
Break
Square
Swing
8 of 18Choose your answer!
How are you addressing a group of people?
Youse guys
You guys
Y'all
9 of 18Choose your answer!
What's used to refer to a person or thing whose name is forgotten?
Thingamajig
Thingy
That thing
10 of 18Choose your answer!
Ozarkians don't wash clothes; they ____ clothes.
wosh
washy
warsh
11 of 18Choose your answer!
In the Ozarks, what is the term used for short heavy rain?
Gully Washer
Downpour
Toad Strangler
12 of 18Choose your answer!
If you are feeling under the weather, you're probably looking:
peaked
sickly
washy
13 of 18Choose your answer!
In moments of frustration, Ozarkians usually say:
Darnit!
Dagnabbit!
Darn toothin'!
14 of 18Choose your answer!
What body of water does 'crick' refer to?
Lake
Creek
River
15 of 18Choose your answer!
Which of the following expressions pertain to being on your best behavior?
Don't go off half cocked
Shoot fire and save matches
Mind your Ps and Qs
16 of 18Choose your answer!
When someone tells you to go down Highway 40, they really mean:
take the high road
drive down Interstate 64
town immediately
17 of 18Choose your answer!
Which of the following expressions refers to extreme exhaustion?
Worked like a dog
Plumb tuckered out
As busy as a one armed paper hanger
18 of 18Choose your answer!
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!