How Well Do You Know History Of American Slang?

American slang has gone through many stages and phases. Do you think you know the history of American slang better than most? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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True or false: Bad” has been used to mean “good” since at least 1897.
True
False
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True or false: The word "dude" didn't appear until the 1970's.
True
False
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When did the slang term "garbage" first appear in the American vernacular?
1950's
1960's
1980's
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What does the 1960's slang word "pad" denote?
A pool
A yard
A house
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If something was "bogus" in the 1970s, it was though to be very....
Strange
Exhilarating
Unfair
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If someone was going "postal" in the 1980's they were going...
To the post office
Insane
To the bar
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If you were having a "senior moment" in the 1990's, what were you often doing?
Forgetting things
Going to the bathroom
Feeling nostalgic
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True or false: Slang is any word or phrase that gains widespread usage.
True
False
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In what decade did the slang word "bling" come about?
The 1980's
The 1990's
The early 2000's
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In what decade did the slang word "cougar" first appear?
2000's
1970's
1950's
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True or false: Slang is not a form of dialect.
True
False
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True or false: The slang word "hood" first appeared in the 1950's.
True
False
Result
Uh-oh, while you may know American slang words well, you're a bit lost on the history aspect of American slang. Fret not, in taking this quiz, you likely learned something new. There's no failure in that!

C+, American Slang Simple

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are American slang skilled! When it comes to the history of American slang, you've got some serious skills. While many Americans can have short term memory when it comes to the beginning of slang, you're truly knowledgable.

B+, American Slang Skilled

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are an American slang hero! When it comes to the history of American slang, you've got a vast and broad knowledge. From the roots of certain words to the usage, you know all there is to know about American slang!

A+, American Slang Hero

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1
True or false: Bad” has been used to mean “good” since at least 1897.
True
False
2
True or false: The word "dude" didn't appear until the 1970's.
True
False
3
When did the slang term "garbage" first appear in the American vernacular?
1950's
1960's
1980's
4
What does the 1960's slang word "pad" denote?
A pool
A yard
A house
5
If something was "bogus" in the 1970s, it was though to be very....
Strange
Exhilarating
Unfair
6
If someone was going "postal" in the 1980's they were going...
To the post office
Insane
To the bar
7
If you were having a "senior moment" in the 1990's, what were you often doing?
Forgetting things
Going to the bathroom
Feeling nostalgic
8
True or false: Slang is any word or phrase that gains widespread usage.
True
False
9
In what decade did the slang word "bling" come about?
The 1980's
The 1990's
The early 2000's
10
In what decade did the slang word "cougar" first appear?
2000's
1970's
1950's
11
True or false: Slang is not a form of dialect.
True
False
12
True or false: The slang word "hood" first appeared in the 1950's.
True
False