Quiz: Only A TRUE Southerner Can Get 15/20 On This Test. Can You?

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Southern words, phrases, and sayings. Are you up for this southern slang challenge?

Are you up for this Southern saying challenge? From "bless your heart" to "tan my hide", prove you're truly Southern with this quiz.

 Oct 21, 2017
1 of 20Pick your answer!
Finish the expression: "The porch light's on, but ____________"
life moves on
no one's home
there ain't no gravy
2 of 20Pick your answer!
How do you pronounce pecan?
pick-AHN
pee-KAHN
PEE-can
3 of 20Pick your answer!
When someone is "piddling" they are:
Instigating a fight
Going really fast
Taking a long time
4 of 20Pick you answer!
What is an "Arkansas toothpick"?
A Large Knife
A toothpick made form pecan wood
A Very skinny woman
5 of 20Pick your answer!
What yellow bread is particularly popular at southern barbecues?
baguettes
croissants
cornbread
6 of 20Pick your answer!
"I don't give a hoot or a holler!" means _____________
You are being very quiet
You couldn't care less
You don't want to say anything
7 of 20Pick your answer!
"Bless Your Heart" is usually followed by a(n) ___________
insult
metaphor
speculation
8 of 20Pick your answer!
If something is "catawampus" it must be ______________
full of water
far away
not straight, or skewed
9 of 20Pick your answer!
_______ is a famous dish made with broiled cornmeal that the South is famous for.
Brunswick stew
Grits
Pecan Pie
10 of 20Pick your answer!
If you are living in "high cotton" that means you are ___________
living on a small farm
particularly successful or wealthy
living in fear
11 of 20Pick your answer!
You might say someone is too big for their _____ if they're a little stuck up.
words
glasses
britches
12 of 20Pick your answer!
"She’s as smart as all get out" means:
She's not very intelligent
She's extremely smart
She is smart only during the school year
13 of 20Pick your answer!
"Tan my hide" means:
Getting a sun tan
Getting a spanking
Trick you
14 of 20Pick your answer!
If you say someone "gets your goose", you mean they _______
understand you
stole from you
irritate you
15 of 20Pick your answer!
How do you pronounce "caramel"?
I use them both
Two syllables ("car-mul")
Three syllables ("car-a-mel")
16 of 20Pick your answer!
What is a Po' boy?
A teacher
A tall man in charge
A New Orleans sandwich filled with meat on a baguette
17 of 20Pick your answer!
"Hold your horses" means:
Be patient
Try harder
Get back out there!
18 of 20Pick your answer!
You might say you are as ________ as a church mouse
loud
meek
poor
19 of 20Pick your answer!
How do you pronounce "aunt"?
Rhymes with the word 'want'
Like the word 'ant'
20 of 20Pick your answer!
What trifle inspired dessert made with bananas is a classic in the south?
Creme brule
Banana pudding
Vanilla muffins
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Traveling to a new place can be intimidating – You may feel like you need to be a Southern Slang Dictionary! In The South, there are so many slang phrases and so much lingo that is unique to Southerners. This quiz is the ultimate opportunity for Southerners and other Americans alike to challenge their knowledge of Southern slang – and enjoy a fun quiz while doing it! Whether you’re from Alabama, North Carolina, or Texas, as a Southerner you know that you’ve got your own way of talking. People from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Arkansas do all have their own special words they use – but no matter where you are in the South, you know that if you say your baby girl is in a “lick” of trouble, the whole town knows that your daughter has it coming.

Northerners might wonder what exactly does “Bless your heart” mean, but whether you’re in Kentucky, Tennessee, or Virginia, a true Southerner knows exactly the intention that phrase has. There are thousands of funny Southern phrases that are part of your daily language, from “y’all” to “fixin’ to”. If you are from The South, you are proud of your knowledge of Southern slang, and with this quiz, you can show how much you truly do know about the language Southerners use.

So, whether you are a real Southerner, or you’re just looking to see how well you know Southern slang, after taking this test, you’ll know exactly when to properly use the most popular Southern phrases. Or, you’ll learn that you maybe have a little bit more studying to do before you can be considered a real Southerner! With questions like “What does it mean when someone says ‘coke’?” or “If your mama tells you to fetch a ‘buggy,’ what is she asking you to grab?”, this quiz is the ultimate opportunity to show off your Southern language skills.

Not often do you have the chance to challenge the slang terms that you grew up with, and every Southerner should take this test and see if they use and understand these words that are most often heard in the South! Being from the South, you know that you have immense pride in your hometown, the Southern food you eat, the phrases you use, and where you came from. That’s why we’re certain that after taking this test, you’ll know for sure that you’re as Southern as they come. Southerners, no doubt, have a special way of living, and this quiz will remind you how much you love that Southern charm!

Click the start button to challenge your Southern slang skills, and take this test to see if you can talk like a real Southerner. We’re sure that by the end of it, you’ll be boasting to your friends that you’re the Ultimate Southerner through and through. Being a Southerner is something that you should be proud of, so take this test, and don’t forget to share the results with your friends to see if they know Southern slang too.