58% FAIL This Southern Slang Quiz. Can You Pass?

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 Jan 03, 2018

1 of 12Choose the best answer!

"That dog won't hunt," doesn't refer to a peace-loving canine. What does it mean?
Something is a sure thing
Something is useless or won't work
A sick and frail puppy

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On a road trip, your buddy points out that there's a "Y" in three miles. What's a "Y?"
A fork in the road
A round about in the road
A police officer up ahead

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What is a "buggy"?
An elevator
A shopping cart at the grocery store
A coffee shop

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Your mom asks for you to tell your brother to stop "piddling" around. What is "piddling?"
Begging for money on the street
Wasting time
Concentrating on one task

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Your friend described their child as "knee-high to a grasshopper." What are they really saying their kid is like?
Gentle with nature
Short or petite
Covered in bugs

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What does "cattywampus" mean? How would you define it?
Mean spirited
Someone who loves coffee
Chaotic

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If someone "tanned your hide," they didn't give you nice cow pelts. What does this term mean?
condition and treat a leather product
provide a spray tan
beat up or spank

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When "the devil is beating his wife..."
chaos ensues
It's raining outside
someone is running their luck

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Your aunt tells you to "sit a spell." What is she asking you to do?
stop cursing
sit back and relax
help her summon ghosts through her ouija board

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A polite southern belle says, "Bless your heart!" What is she REALLY saying?
You're an idiot
may you be graced with the lord’s love
best of luck

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What would you call a sweet, carbonated, caramel-colored beverage?
Coke
Cola
Soda

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If your girlfriend is "fixin' to," what's she doing?
craving food or feeling hungry
repairing her car or an appliance
getting ready to go somewhere
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Don't throw a hissy fit, sugar; you're in the right place! If you're from the South, you know that we've got a special way of communicating that the rest of the world knows little about. If Mama tells you that she's "fit to be tied" you know that you'd better get your chores done right away. You've personally "sweated like a sinner in church." And, you know that a correctly timed "Bless your heart" can be a strategic insult. Here's some of our all-time favorite Southern slang (and definitions, if any of you Northerners are watching).