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How Well Do You Actually Speak “Adult”?

Are you fluent or still in training?

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  1. Sauvignon blanc
    Sauvignon blanc
    Pinot noir
    Pinot noir
    Chardonnay
    Chardonnay
    Rose
    Rose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The hint here was that it's grilled salmon. While fish generally goes better with white wine, the grilling gives it a smokier flavor, which pairs well with the earthy nature of a pinot noir.

  2. Which of these is the correct order for the following glasses in a formal place setting?

    1. Water 2. Red Wine. 3. White Wine
    1. Red Wine 2. White Wine 3. Water
    1. White Wine 2. Water 3. Red Wine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    To complicate things further, the champagne glass goes in between the water and the red wine.

  3. Bacon
    Bacon
    Sausage
    Sausage
    Spinach
    Spinach
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Eggs Royale is a variation on Eggs Benedict, which usually comes with bacon. Substitute it with spinach and you have Eggs Hollandaise, and if you prefer sausages...well, that's just Sausage Eggs Benedict.

  4. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Some people also say one third, but, of course, this is very subjective. But as a rule of thumb, it's widely recognized as a starting point for an apartment search.

  5. Summarizing your annual earnings and paid taxes
    Tax rebates
    Withholding the correct amount of tax from your salary
    Declaring your annual earnings
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You fill one of these out for your employer, so they can hold back a percentage of your paycheck for taxes, saving you a hefty bill at the end of the year.

  6. A regular, monthly payment for the duration of your plan
    The amount you pay before an insurer will pay out on a claim
    The amount you pay toward each insurance claim
    The percentage the insurer takes from a successful claim
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Not to be confused with the premium, which is the fee you pay for the coverage itself.

  7. A break-in to your home while you were on vacation
    An electricity blackout
    Reporting a missing adult
    A drunk person who is unconscious
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course, always err on the side of calling if you're not sure.

  8. Hands interlocked, elbows bending, above heart
    Hands parallel, elbows bending, center of chest
    Hands interlocked, elbows straight, center of chest
    Hands parallel, elbow straight, center of chest
    Hands interlocked, elbows straight, above heart
    Hands parallel, elbows bending, above heart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Did you also know that mouth-to-mouth isn't necessary for adults? Hands-only CPR is all you need, and you can make sure your speed is right by matching the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees. (It works!)

  9. Correct!
    Wrong!

    A very quick and easy way to blow out your microwave!

  10. Correct!
    Wrong!

    As odd as "bleed a radiator" sounds, desmoking a chimney definitely isn't a thing.

How Well Do You Actually Speak “Adult”?

Learning the basics

Mastering English is difficult enough, so "adult" definitely isn't learned in a day! Not to worry — each new day brings you new lingo and experience!

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You can hold a conversation!

The concept of "adulting" is vague, confusing, and rarely stays the same. But that said, you're pretty well versed! (And you also know which order the wine glasses go in.)

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You're pretty fluent!

This is mighty impressive; it takes people literally years to become this adept at adulting. Upwards of 21!

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Practically a second language!

Wow! You're well versed in both the old ways of adulting AND the new. Bravo! Now go indulge your inner child for a bit; you've earned it!

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