ONLY Locals Can Score 15/18 On This California Lingo Quiz. Can You?

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These might sound hella weird if you’re not a Californian!

Ace this tough 18 question quiz on California slang, dialect, lingo and local favorites to prove that you’re the real thing… A bona fide California local!

 Jan 21, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Double Double what?
You heard me, and animal fries
You heard me, and crazy fries
You heard me, and epic fries

2 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Any Californian knows to dread the phrase:
Opg Alert
Sig Alert
Ten Alert

3 of 18Choose Your Answer!

It "never rains" in CA, but when it does everyone…
Doesn’t know how to drive
Posts it to social media
Wears usual clothes anyway
All of the above!

4 of 18Choose Your Answer!

To anyone but a Californian, _____ Road certainly sounds like gibberish.

5 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Which freeway is generally referred to as "the parking lot"?
The 5. Oof
The 10. Oof
The 405. Oof

6 of 18Choose Your Answer!

“Dude I can’t wait to shred some gnar later, you can borrow _____ if you need it!”
A surfboard
A snowboard

7 of 18Choose Your Answer!

_____ during the summer can be a real bummer sometimes.
Overcast August
June Gloom
Cloudy July

8 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Don’t lecture me about how long the drive-thru line is, we’re still stopping at:
In’n’out Burger
El Pollo Loco
Jack In The Box

9 of 18Choose Your Answer!

If something’s “gnarly” then what is it?
It’s very bad
It’s very good
This can mean it’s either really good or really bad

10 of 18Choose Your Answer!

There are _____ waves today.

11 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Who/what would you call a "kook"?
That's a non-surfer in surf gear!
That's an oat milk smoothie!
That's a car with a sunroof!

12 of 18Choose Your Answer!

It seems like everyone somehow knows someone in “the Industry” meaning:
Tech related
Start-up related
Film/television related

13 of 18Choose Your Answer!

You guys put ____ in your Cali-style burritos? That’s dank!
Cheese curds
Onion rings

14 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Don't get start on the _____ vs _____ rivalry. Oof.
Ducks, Sharks
Kings, Sharks
Kings, Clippers

15 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Wait, so what is “the Valley” anyway?
That’s the *San Fernando* Valley!
That’s the *Santa Clara* Valley!
That’s the *Topanga* Valley!

16 of 18Choose Your Answer!

What's this I.E. everyone's always talking about anyway?
The Irvine Epic, duh
The In'n'out Eatery, obviously
The Inland Empire, of course

17 of 18Choose Your Answer!

Is it a freeway, interstate, or highway?

18 of 18Choose Your Answer!

I don't care how crowded it gets... the _____ State is my home for life!!
Brown Bear
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Step right up, step right up... if you're ready to challenge yourself on all things California lingo in this tricky seventeen question quiz, including favorite California traditions, local foods, and of course, sports teams. Everyone loves to visit California, from the mountains to the coast and everything in between, there's a little bit of something for everyone. It's no wonder that so many people want to live in the Golden State. Not everyone, however, does live in the Golden State, or know all the lingo Californians have devised over the years. From “animal style,” to “freeways,” to “dank,” and “gnarly” you really need to know "hella" information to even have a chance of getting fifteen out of seventeen on this quiz... much less ace it! Nearly forty million people residing in California translates to a whole lot of lingo and mannerisms, so hopefully you're totally up on the slang. If not, you might want to consider a quick refresher before you attempt this quiz... you'd hate to have to share a low score with your family and friends.

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