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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?

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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    '90s pop star.
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    Via ebay.co.uk
    A proclamation of disbelief.
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    Nothing.
  2. 2. A term of endearment you hear a lot?

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    Pet.
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    Duck.
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    Our kid.
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    Me luvver.
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    Me'ansum.
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    Mate.
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    Boi.
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    Love.
  3. 3. A word to describe an idiot?

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    Divvy.
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    Lummox.
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    Gurt lummock.
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    Wazzock.
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    Daft'apeth.
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    Barmpot.
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    Moron.
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    Clarnet.
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    Rum'un.
  4. 4. A greeting you might use?

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    Alreet?
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    Hoo ye gannin?
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    Alright mate?
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    Owz't ga'an?
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    Arite?
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    Now then.
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    Ey up.
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    Wazzon.
  5. 5. And a way of saying goodbye?

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    Ta ra.
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    Laters.
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    Seeya.
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    Fare y'well.
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    Mind how you go.
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    Gan canny.
  6. 6. A word meaning "good"?

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    Sound.
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    Barrie.
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    Bostin.
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    Gurt lush.
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    Mint.
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    Belta.
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    Canny.
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    Decent.
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    Sorted.
  7. 7. What is this?

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    A jennel.
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    A ginnel.
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    An alley.
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    A passageway.
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    I have no word for this.
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    A snicket.
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    A twitten.
  8. 8. What do you call your evening meal?

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    Supper.
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    Dinner.
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    Tea.
  9. 9. What do you call this?

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    Bread roll.
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    Cob.
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    Breadcake.
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    Barm cake.
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    Bap.
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    Roll.
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    Bab.
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    Batch.
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    Teacake.
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    Bread bun.
  10. 10. Have you ever described someone as a "grockel"?

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    Yes.
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    No.
  11. 11. Have you ever described this as a Bishy Barney Bee?

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    Yes.
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    No.
  12. 12. A word for a playground chasing game?

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    Tig.
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    Tuggy.
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    Tag.
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    It.
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    Tiggy.
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    Dobby.
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    Tick.
  13. 13. A word for a small child?

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    Bairn.
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    Babby.
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    Baby.
  14. 14. Do you pronounce the "R" in words like "hard" and "butter"?

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    Yes.
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    Sometimes.
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    No.
  15. 15. How do you pronounce the words "bath" and "laugh"?

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    Both have a short "a", as in "cat".
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    Bath has a short "a", laugh has a long one.
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    Both words have long "a"s, as in "dark".

Inspired by this fantastic New York Times quiz.

 
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