Can You Decipher These US Slang Words?

Are you a master of the English language? Do you think you can use those skills to pull apart and understand some of the more common slang in it? Take our quiz to find out!
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Question 1/12

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If someone tells you to "chill out," what are they asking you to do in a literal sense?
calm down
cool off
go play in the snow
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Question 2/12

Pixabay
What does it mean when someone says another person is "fly"?
they are tiny
they are attractive
they look like a bug
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Question 3/12

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What slang term is used to refer to someone who is jealous, or dislikes something about another person?
hater
hustler
wimp
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Question 4/12

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What does it mean when someone says to "keep it real"?
only eat vegan food products
don't obsess over material possessions
always be true to yourself
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Question 5/12

Wikimedia
If you're planning to "pop someone," what are you going to do?
punch them
poke them
give them a soda
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Question 6/12

Flickr
Which of the following is NOT a meaning of the slang term "grill"?
someone's teeth
to question someone intensely
a bad actor
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Question 7/12

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Which of the following best describes someone who is "legit"?
intimidating
strong
honest
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Question 8/12

Google Images
If someone tells you your face is your "money maker," what are they saying?
It's your best physical feature.
You've made a lot of money through talking.
You have excellent negotiation tactics.
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Question 9/12

Pixabay
If something is "off the chain," which of the following best describes it?
exciting
lame
dangerous
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Question 10/12

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Which of the following best describes a "photobomb"?
Someone has jumped into the background of your picture, unannounced.
Someone has taken a picture of you when you didn't ask.
Someone has taken a photo of more than 100 people.
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Question 11/12

Pixabay
If you're stuck in/on the red eye, where are you?
an emergency room
an overnight flight
a crowded train
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Question 12/12

Pixabay
What is a "selfie"?
A hand-drawn self-portrait
A photo you've taken of yourself
A compliment you give to yourself
Result
It's alright, not everyone can keep up with the everyday language of our youths. You know your English language just fine, we're sure. But stick to that; don't try your hand at throwing slang into your day to day vernacular. If you're disappointed with this score, check out this video on slang words for disappointment!

F, Slang Illiterate

Right!
You're no smack talker, you're a wack talker. It's okay though, you nailed a few down. With some slang lessons, you have some serious potential to be throwing slang around with the best of them...if you want to be, anyways. Start by checking out this handy video on slang terms!

D+, Wack Talker

Right!
Not a bad effort...not a bad effort at all. You might not be the most street-wise speaker around, but you can certainly decipher what the people around you are saying without much of a struggle. And that's more than half the battle, you know? To get even better at deciphering modern slang, check out the video!

C+, So-So Slang Speaker

Right!
You've definitely proven your game in the slang department. Over half the time, you're able to figure out exactly what those strange-speaking people around you are talking about, and we'd be willing to bet that you're able to throw some slang terms of your own around with them. Good work! If you want some more practice, check out this video on commonly used slang.

B+, Dialect Dynamite

Right!
Did you invent half of the words and phrases on this list? You know your slang, and it shows with the near perfect score you've achieved. No one is going to get anything past you by talking in a different dialect! You're already an expert, so you don't really need more tips. Check out this humorous video on the History of Slang!

A+, Slang Sorceror

Right!
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1
If someone tells you to "chill out," what are they asking you to do in a literal sense?
calm down
cool off
go play in the snow
2
What does it mean when someone says another person is "fly"?
they are tiny
they are attractive
they look like a bug
3
What slang term is used to refer to someone who is jealous, or dislikes something about another person?
hater
hustler
wimp
4
What does it mean when someone says to "keep it real"?
only eat vegan food products
don't obsess over material possessions
always be true to yourself
5
If you're planning to "pop someone," what are you going to do?
punch them
poke them
give them a soda
6
Which of the following is NOT a meaning of the slang term "grill"?
someone's teeth
to question someone intensely
a bad actor
7
Which of the following best describes someone who is "legit"?
intimidating
strong
honest
8
If someone tells you your face is your "money maker," what are they saying?
It's your best physical feature.
You've made a lot of money through talking.
You have excellent negotiation tactics.
9
If something is "off the chain," which of the following best describes it?
exciting
lame
dangerous
10
Which of the following best describes a "photobomb"?
Someone has jumped into the background of your picture, unannounced.
Someone has taken a picture of you when you didn't ask.
Someone has taken a photo of more than 100 people.
11
If you're stuck in/on the red eye, where are you?
an emergency room
an overnight flight
a crowded train
12
What is a "selfie"?
A hand-drawn self-portrait
A photo you've taken of yourself
A compliment you give to yourself