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Can You Pass This Really British Spelling Test?

Americans probably can't...

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  1. What is this biscuit brand called?

    Amazon / amazon.com
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    Incorrect
    McVitie's
    Correct
    Incorrect
    MacVitie's
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McVitie's

    As in "I ate a whole pack of digestives for dinner last night." "Which brand?" "McVitie's."

    McVitie's
  2. How do you spell this British word for tired?

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    Incorrect
    Knackered
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nackered
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Gnackered
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Knackered

    As in "Mate, I'm knackered. Didn't get in from 'Spoons until half twelve."

  3. How do you spell the name of these teatime treats?

    Asim18 / Wikimedia Commons
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    Jaffer Cakes
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jaffa Cakes
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jafa Cakes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jaffa Cakes

    As in "Jaffa Cakes are cakes and not biscuits and I'm going to explain why for the next 45 minutes."

  4. Which of these is the right spelling for this town, pronounced "lester"?

    NotFromUtrecht / Wikimedia Commons /en.wikipedia.org
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    Liecester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leciester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leicester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leceister
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lester
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Leicester

    As in "I put £5 on Leicester City and now I own 12 houses."

  5. Which of these is correct in British English?

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    Manoeuvre
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Maneuver
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Manouver
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Manoeuvre is the British spelling (and, indeed, a French word).

    As in "I was sexually awakened by how smoothly you performed that reverse parking manoeuvre, Gerald."

  6. Which is the correct British spelling?

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    Incorrect
    Color
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Colour
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Colur
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colour

    As in "The sky is once again the colour grey."

  7. How would you spell the name of the town pronounced "toaster"?

    Donovan Govan / en.wikipedia.org
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    Toaster
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Towcester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Towcestre
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Towster
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Towcester

    As in "We went on a caravan holiday to Towcester. It was a mistake."

  8. How do you spell the British word for this vegetable?

    I_hoernchen /Pixabay / pixabay.com
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    Incorrect
    Aoubergine
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Aubergine
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oubergine
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Abergine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Aubergine

    As in "I made aubergine lasagne for my dinner party because I hate my friends."

  9. Is this Welsh town name real or did we make it up?

    BuzzFeed
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    Incorrect
    Real
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real!

    As in "Did you know Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a town name?"

  10. What is the correct spelling for the word meaning two weeks?

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    Incorrect
    Fortnight
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Faughtnight
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fortnite
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fortnight

    As in "I'm having Pot Noodles for dinner because I don't get paid for a fortnight."

  11. What is the correct spelling of this chocolate brand?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cadbury
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cadbury's
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cabury
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Cadbury!

    As in "Yes actually it's Cadbury. They got rid of the 's' on the logo a few years ago."

    It's Cadbury!
    Via cadbury.co.uk
  12. How do you spell the name of the town pronounced "Luffbrra"?

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    Incorrect
    Loughborough
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Loughburrah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lowborough
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Loughborough

    As in "We broke up because he took me on a mini-break to Loughborough."

  13. What is this orange Scottish drink called?

    Barr
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Iron-Brew
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Irn-Bru
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Iron-Bru
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Irn-Bru

    As in "Ruddy hell thank goodness for Irn-Bru. I'd never be able to get over this blasted Buckfast hangover without it!"

    Irn-Bru
  14. And finally, how the HELL do you spell the name of this sauce?

    Qurren / Wikimedia Commons / en.wikipedia.org
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Worcestershire Sauce

    As in "I put Worcestershire sauce in everything I cook because I saw Jamie Oliver do it on TV once and I don't know what I'm doing."

 
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