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British Slang

Do you know a lolly from a lorry? Test your knowledge of British words and phrases with this spiffing quiz!

  1. What are you, if you are knackered?
    • Tired
    • Drunk
    • Sick
    • Happy
  2. What part of the car is the bonnet?
    • The trunk
    • The roof
    • The hood
    • The bumper
  3. What is the main ingredient in Bubble and Squeak?
    • Sausage
    • Raisins
    • Bread
    • Potatoes
  4. What body part is the conk?
    • Nose
    • Ear
    • Head
    • Foot
  5. What are you wearing if you have on a jumper?
    • Overalls
    • Sweater
    • Suspenders
    • Jacket
  6. What are you given to take care of a cut on your hand?
    • Bandybum
    • Sticky Strip
    • Plaster
    • Pillock
  7. What do you have to do if you have to “spend a penny”?
    • Go to the bathroom
    • Make a telephone call
    • Tell the truth
    • Take a cab
  8. The British call it treacle. What do the Americans call it?
    • Maple Syrup
    • Karo Syrup
    • Honey
    • Molasses
  9. What does it mean to “knock up” a person?
    • Wake them up
    • Get them pregnant
    • Call them on the phone
    • Beat them up
  10. Whingers are not popular people. What do they do?
    • Lie
    • Whine
    • Fight
    • Steal
  11. If you’re “on the pull,” what are you doing?
    • Looking for a job
    • Hailing a cab
    • Taking a bribe
    • Looking for a date
  12. What does it mean if a situation is tickety-boo?
    • It’s going well
    • It’s a disaster