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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?

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    McVitie's
    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?

    Knackered
    Nackered
    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?

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    Jaffer Cakes
    Jaffa Cakes
    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"?

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    Liecester
    Leciester
    Leicester
    Leceister
    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?

    Manoeuvre
    Maneuver
    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?

    Color
    Colour
    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"?

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    Toaster
    Towcester
    Towcestre
    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?

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    Aoubergine
    Aubergine
    Oubergine
    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?

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    Real
    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?

    Fortnight
    Faughtnight
    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?

    Cadbury
    Cadbury's
    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"?

    Loughborough
    Loughburrah
    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
    Iron-Brew
    Irn-Bru
    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?

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    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."

Can You Pass This Really British Spelling Test?

C

You're not very good at spelling British words.

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B

You're alright at spelling British words.

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A

You're amazing at spelling British words, well done!

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