Quiz: Are You Really Southern Enough to Complete All 25 of These Phrases?

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How Southern are you, actually? Take this quiz to see how well you know Southern words and phrases right now to prove you're a true Southerner!

 Jul 13, 2018

1 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Cute as a ____________
Pin
Button
Zipper

2 of 25Choose Your Answer:

How’s yer mama ‘n ____________?
They
Them
You

3 of 25Choose Your Answer:

In a month of ____________
Thursdays
Tuesdays
Sundays

4 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Take your own ____________ time
Sweet
Pretty
Happy

5 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Heavens to ____________!
Betsy
Betty
Becky

6 of 25Choose Your Answer:

What in the ____________ hill?
Jim
Sam
Tom

7 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Happier than a dead ____________ in the sunshine
Horse
Dog
Pig

8 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Wound ____________ than a clock
Stronger
Harder
Tighter

9 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Like ____________ on rice
White
Butter
Gravy

10 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Proud as a ____________
Pigeon
Peacock
Hen

11 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Sick as a ____________
Child
Dog
Pastor

12 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Doesn't hold ____________
Tea
Water
Juice

13 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Too big for yer ____________
Stitches
Duds
Britches

14 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Deader than a door ____________
Nail
Pipe
Screw

15 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Madder than a ____________ hen
Wet
Sick
Cold

16 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Gettin’ on my ____________ nerve
Last
First
Every

17 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Don’t get your feathers ____________
Plucked
Ruffled
Pulled

18 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Jerk a knot in your ____________
Tie
Tail
Hair

19 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Gonna get a ____________
Kissin'
Lickin'
Hittin'

20 of 25Choose Your Answer:

____________ off the handle
Flew
Run
Drove

21 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Like a bull in a ____________ shop
Flower
China
Coffee

22 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Your ____________ is gonna freeze like that
Face
Mouth
Head

23 of 25Choose Your Answer:

You weren’t raised in a ____________
Garage
Shed
Barn

24 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Slap yer ____________
Papa
Mama
Dog

25 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Barkin’ up the ____________ tree
Big
High
Wrong
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Southern slang is colorful, warm, and mostly easy to understand—that is, if you're from that part of the country. But some phrases and words confuse the listener and make people that don't know the area scratch their heads and ask "what does that mean?" If you're a Southerner by birth or at heart, you'll be able to understand and use these colloquialisms properly.

The American South is known as a place of kind people, a rich culture, a rich history, and to outsiders, some of the most unusual slang in the country. You may leave the South but, the South never leaves you—your way of speaking reflects that wherever you go. Your character and your voice were created in that part of the world, and your charm, how you carry yourself and the adorably funny slang terms and phrases you frequently say that make everyone stop and take notice.

Do you know what it means when someone is "fixin'" to do something or what beverage Southerners refer to as a "sweet tea"? Do you know what it means when something "doesn't amount to a hill of beans"? Do you know what it means when someone is having a "hissy fit"? Lord willing, we sure hope you do. So, grab a sweet tea, settle in, and take this quiz to see how well you can answer the 18 questions on Southern slang phrases and words. We know you can ace it!