What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

1. The level of a building that is underground is called the:

Cellar
Basement **

2. What do you call the night before Halloween?

Nothing **
Devil’s night
Mischeif night

3. You bring back your groceries in a…

Sack
Bag **

4. The act of covering a house or area in front of a house with toilet paper is called…

Toilet papering **
Rolling
TP’ing

5. You call sweetened, carbonated beverages:

Soda **
Pop
Coke

6. You drink from:

A water fountain
A drinking fountain **

7. You tend to call the sweet spread on top of cake:

Icing
Frosting
Both **

8. Do you use the word cruller?

No **
Yes

(what does that word mean anyway?)

9. What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?

Rotary
Something else like a circle, traffic circle,
or roundabout **

10. What do you call an easy class?

A crip course
A gut
A blow off **

11. If it’s raining while the sun is shining, you call it:

The Devil is Beating His Wife
A sunshower
You have no term for it **

12. What do you call something that is diagonal from you?

Kitty corner
Diagonal **
Catty corner

13. What is the four wheeled contraption you push around your groceries in?

Buggy
Carriage
Shopping / grocery cart **

14. You work out in…

Tennis shoes **
Sneakers

15. “Y’all”…

Just rolls off your tongue
Is not sometihng you say **

16. The second syllable in pajamas sounds like:

The A in jam **
The A in father

17. Does “caramel” have two or three syllables?

Two **
Three
You say it both ways

18. Do you pronounce “aunt” like “ant”?

Yes **
No

19. “Route” rhymes with…

Boot
Out **

20. Mary / marry / merry…

Are pronounced differently
Are pronounced the same **

This would be the What Kind of English do you speak quiz, for those of you who didn’t have time to check it out. These were my answers, I’m curious to know who answers differently than me so I can say “ha ha! you talk funny!”

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3 thoughts on “

  1. Let’s see…
    In Oklahoma we say TP’ing for putting toilet paper on a house, catty corner for something diagonal from you, a water fountain instead of a drinking fountain, and as for carbonated bevrages, we call those pop. *Laughing* Of course, I have heard all of the sayings listed. I was just listing the more commonly used. A lot of it depends where you are in Oklahoma. I live in central Oklahoma, which leans to more General English/Midwestern, but if you go to far Eastern and Southern Oklahoma, you start getting a lot of Dixie and southern drawl. We are just right in the middle of the USA just about, so I guess we are a melting pot.
     I don’t use the word cruller, but I think it is a pastry??? I think that is what it is. Not positive, though. : )

  2. I answered number 2 and 4 differently.  Devils night is a Detroit thing, or it used to be.  I definetly did plenty of TP’ing in my school days.

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