October 14, 2020
#2372: Dialect Quiz
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[Column 1:] How do you address a group of two or more people?
C) I have not been around two or more people for so long that I can’t remember
How do you pronounce “Penelope”?
A) Rhymes with “Antelope”
B) Rhymes with “Develop”
What do you call the scientific field that studies the stars?
How do you pronounce “genre”?
You pronounce “Google” with a high-pitched yelp on the…
A) First syllable
B) Second syllable
What do you call the thing on the wall at school that you drink water from?
A) Gutter pipe
How do you pronounce the name for a short silent video file?
A) Animated give
B) Animated gift
What do you call the baseball-sized garden bugs that, when poked, glow brightly and emit a warbling scream?
B) Lawn buddies
[Column 2:] What do you call the misleading lines painted by disgruntled highway workers to trick cars into driving off the road?
A) Prank lines
B) Devil’s Marks
C) Fool-me lines
E) Delaware lines
What do you call the blue-green planet in the outer Solar System?
What do you call this tool? [Image of a claw hammer]
B) Nail axe
C) Wood mage wand
D) I’m familiar with this tool but have no specific word for it
E) I have never seen it before
What do you call a long sandwich with meats and lettuce and stuff?
A) A long sandwich with meats and lettuce and stuff
B) A longwich
C) A salad hot dog
What do you call the scaly many-legged animal often found in attics?
A) Lightbulb eater
B) I have no special name for them
C) I’ve never looked in my attic
What do you say when someone around you sneezes?
A) “What was that?”
B) “Oh, wow.”
C) [Quietly] “Yikes.”