Quiz: How Well Do You Know Memphis Slang?


Are you down with M-Town?

Take this Memphis, Tennessee slang test to see how well you know the slang from M-Town. Can you pass?

 Aug 11, 2016
1 of 10Pick your answer!
If someone says "He's doing it again, I swan!", what does "I swan" mean?
It's an expression of shock
"I see it with my own eyes"
"I am sleepy"
2 of 10Pick your answer!
If someone says "He's gonna go to the 201 if he's not careful", what are they talking about?
That his girlfriend is going to break up with him
That he will get sent to the principal's office
That he'll go to jail if he isn't cautious
3 of 10Pick your answer!
If someone orders a "Co-Cola", what are they expecting to get?
A new cell phone
They still need to clarify what type of drink they want
A Coke
4 of 10Pick your answer!
If someone asks you "wet or dry?", what are they talking about?
If you want alcohol in your drink
If you want your hair blowdried or not
How you want your barbecue
5 of 10Pick your answer!
What is "Death Week" in Memphis?
The first week of the year when everyone is drunk
Superbowl Week
The week in August when the city is full of Elvis impersonators
6 of 10Pick your answer!
If your brother asks your mom to feed him some "poke 'n' beans", what is he talking about?
Green beans
A delicious type of canned food
Chocolate ice cream
7 of 10Pick your answer!
If your mom tells you that your sister's new friend is "from off", what does she mean?
That she is from out of town
That she is not very smart
That your mom doesn't like her
8 of 10Pick your answer
If you're eating "bald peanuts", what are you munching on?
Candy corn
Cracker jacks
Boiled peanuts
9 of 10Pick your answer!
When would you exclaim "holler and swaller!"?
At a football game
As a birthday greeting
As a toast
10 of 10Pick your answer!
If someone says "ennit?", what are they asking?
"Are you hungry?"
"Isn't it?"
"Where are you?"
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