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The Great English Dialect Quiz

Tell us which words and phrases you used when you were growing up, and we’ll make our best guess where in the country you’re from.

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  1. 1. What does the word "Haddaway" mean to you?
    1. ’90s pop star.
    2. A proclamation of disbelief.
    3. Nothing.
  2. 2. A term of endearment you hear a lot?
    1. Pet.
    2. Duck.
    3. Our kid.
    4. Me luvver.
    5. Me’ansum.
    6. Mate.
    7. Boi.
    8. Love.
  3. 3. A word to describe an idiot?
    1. Divvy.
    2. Lummox.
    3. Gurt lummock.
    4. Wazzock.
    5. Daft’apeth.
    6. Barmpot.
    7. Moron.
    8. Clarnet.
    9. Rum’un.
  4. 4. A greeting you might use?
    1. Alreet?
    2. Hoo ye gannin?
    3. Alright mate?
    4. Owz’t ga’an?
    5. Arite?
    6. Now then.
    7. Ey up.
    8. Wazzon.
  5. 5. And a way of saying goodbye?
    1. Ta ra.
    2. Laters.
    3. Seeya.
    4. Fare y’well.
    5. Mind how you go.
    6. Gan canny.
  6. 6. A word meaning "good"?
    1. Sound.
    2. Barrie.
    3. Bostin.
    4. Gurt lush.
    5. Mint.
    6. Belta.
    7. Canny.
    8. Decent.
    9. Sorted.
  7. 7. What is this?
    1. A jennel.
    2. A ginnel.
    3. An alley.
    4. A passageway.
    5. I have no word for this.
    6. A snicket.
    7. A twitten.
  8. 8. What do you call your evening meal?
    1. Supper.
    2. Dinner.
    3. Tea.
  9. 9. What do you call this?
    1. Bread roll.
    2. Cob.
    3. Breadcake.
    4. Barm cake.
    5. Bap.
    6. Roll.
    7. Bab.
    8. Batch.
    9. Teacake.
    10. Bread bun.
  10. 10. Have you ever described someone as a "grockel"?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
  11. 11. Have you ever described this as a Bishy Barney Bee?
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    1. Yes.
    2. No.
  12. 12. A word for a playground chasing game?
    1. Tig.
    2. Tuggy.
    3. Tag.
    4. It.
    5. Tiggy.
    6. Dobby.
    7. Tick.
  13. 13. A word for a small child?
    1. Bairn.
    2. Babby.
    3. Baby.
  14. 14. Do you pronounce the "R" in words like "hard" and "butter"?
    1. Yes.
    2. Sometimes.
    3. No.
  15. 15. How do you pronounce the words "bath" and "laugh"?
    1. Both have a short “a”, as in “cat”.
    2. Bath has a short “a”, laugh has a long one.
    3. Both words have long “a”s, as in “dark”.

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