Quiz: Interpret These Slang Words and Phrases and We’ll Guess Your Age
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Interpret These Slang Words and Phrases and We’ll Guess Your Age
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Theories about language and slang have changed over the years. In the past, there were few hard and fast rules about spelling, let alone word creation. With the advent of the dictionary, word choice suddenly took on a whole new meaning. Slang never stopped coming into existence, but the use of specific slang told the listener quite a lot. Slang choices say things about class, about education, about geographic origins, about what one aspires to and about one's intentions. Slang is about more than just use or misuse of words. It's about creating new, idiomatic expressions that give the speaker an avenue for self expression, either ruder, cruder or more specific, all to make a point.

Every generation has had its slang. The late 1800s produced the book "The Rogue's Lexicon," a compendium of street slang mostly used by the criminal classes in New York City. Subcultures produce their own slang, though they might think of that more as trade terminology. We've learned to control for culturally specific slang, coming up with a way to figure out your age by your interpretation of slang expressions. The accuracy of our test is absurd. Are you ready to put us to the test? Then let us put your slang knowledge to the test!

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Let's be conversational. How would you cut the gas?

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Look in the mirror. What does it mean to glow up?

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Let's fly to Italy. What does it mean if something is Gucci?

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All right, pal! How would you react if someone told you it's time for a wig chop?

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We hope you're wearing black. What does it mean when someone says "I'm dead"?

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Let's visit your old friends. What would it mean if your friend suddenly had an infestation of ankle-biters?

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Let's keep things odd. What do you mean if your response is "not even"?

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You probably know someone on allergy meds. But who of the following people is on fleek?

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Antithesis isn't the word here: What's the antithesis (or opposite) of "no duh"?

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Time to translate for us: What would you say it meant if someone or something is super "ginchy"?

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Woah, man! What's going on if you have a cow?

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Here's a question for Salt Bae: When someone is salty, what's going on with them?

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Let's load a word with tons of meaning. What is "dope"?

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Don't worry, we won't make you do this -- but why would you volunteer to be gagged with a spoon?

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Here's something that sounds like it could be a popular baby name these days: What's a zeek?

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We have a Zen koan for you. What does a thirsty person want?

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This one reads like a graduate philosophy thesis: If something is butter, what is it?

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Tap into your inner Disney princess. Why would you trust the word from the bird?

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This one sounds industrial to us. What the heck is grindage?

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Put on your high school math hat for this one. What quality does something have if it's tubular?

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Remember that "chassis" is pronounced "CHASS-ee." What might it mean if someone told you about your classy chassis?

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Brevity is the soul of wit. What does it mean if someone says simply, "word"?

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This one sounds like a monster from a horror movie! Who or what is a snacc?

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Think hard on this one. How would you respond if asked "what's your damage?"

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We promise this one's not as dirty as it sounds. What's going on if something razzes your berries?

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