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58% FAIL This Southern Slang Quiz. Can You Pass?

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a hankerin’ for sweet tea and hush puppies. But understanding the language of Dixie can be like herding cats! How well do you know southern slang? If you know what it means for a “dog that won’t hunt,” what a buggy is, or what it means to “piddle,” you might have what it takes to survive in the land of grits and collard greens. But those who are really fluent in American south have been speaking it since they were knee-high to a grasshopper! Displaced Yankees will probably feel a bit cattywampus trying to understand this special and unique American dialect. If you’ve never been south of the Mason-Dixon line, bless your heart! So sit a spell and answer these 12 questions to see if you have what it takes to pass as a real southern belle or proper gentleman. Don’t worry, we won’t tan your hide if you don’t pass!

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#1

"That dog won't hunt," doesn't refer to a peace-loving canine. What does it mean?

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  • Something is useless.

  • A dog is sick and frail.

  • Someone who stands up for what they believe in.

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#2

On a road trip, your buddy points out that there's a "Y" in three miles. What's a "Y?"

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    Fork in the road
    Young Men's/Women's Christian Association

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#3

Which is a "buggy?"

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    Cute insect
    Horse and carriage
    Shopping cart
    Coding error

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#4

Your mom asks for you to tell your brother to stop "piddling" around. What is "piddling?"

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  • Wasting time

  • Playing the banjo

  • Urinating outside

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#5

Your friend described their child as "knee-high to a grasshopper." What are they really saying their kid is like?

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    Gentle with nature
    Short or petite
    Covered in insects
    Good at learning a new skill

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#6

This cat knows what "cattywampus" means! How would you define it?

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  • Wet, feral cat

  • Chaotic or out of sorts

  • Fun and exciting

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