Los Angeles Lingo - It's A Thing! How Much Do You Know?

Are you hella LA?

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 Jan 12, 2020
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Question: 1/17Pick your answer!


In LA slang, the word "sick" describes something that's what?
Very old
Very bad
Very cool

Question: 2/17Pick your answer!


Which of these refers to standing around an area without leaving?
Clutch
Cruise
Post up

Question: 3/17Fill in the blank!


"Gnarly" is often used by surfers to describe ________
A wave
Their surfboard
Themselves

Question: 4/17Pick your answer!


If you are going to bounce, what are you doing?
Jumping up and down
Getting excited
Leaving

Question: 5/17Pick your answer!


"Don't trip" actually means:
Don't joke around
Don't stutter
Don't panic

Question: 6/17Fill in the blank!


To hit someone up means to ________
Insult someone
Get in a fight with someone
Call or text someone with the intention of meeting up

Question: 7/17Pick your answer!


Your friend tells you something that you agree with. Which of these could you say?
Dude.
My guy.
I disagree.

Question: 8/17Pick your answer!


The "South Bay" refers to:
The area South of LAX
Los Angeles
The Valley

Question: 9/17Fill in the blank!


If a situation seems unsafe, then you would describe it as ________.
Sketchy
Gnarly
Sick

Question: 10/17Pick your answer!


"NOHO" means:
Not of our humble opinion
North Hollywood
Surfer boy

Question: 11/17Pick your answer!


If there's a SIG Alert for a section of the 405, that means:
Traffic is unusually light!
Avoid it at all costs!
There's a lost vehicle!

Question: 12/17Pick your answer!


But "SAMO" means:
Santa Monica
I agree
So much food!

Question: 13/17Pick your answer!


If you ask someone for directions and they say "take PCH" they are saying:
Take Port of California Highway
Take Passage Cove Hill
Take the Pacific Coast Highway

Question: 14/17Pick your answer!


The "405" is...
The Santa Monica Freeway
The San Diego Freeway
The Pacific Coast Highway

Question: 15/17Pick your answer!


You'll only ever hear people say "The Industry" here. What do they mean?
The food industry
The oil industry
The entertainment industry

Question: 16/17Fill in the blank!


If something is amazingly good, fresh, or delicious, you might say it's _________.
Stinky
Dank
Sour

Question: 17/17Pick your answer!


"Animal Style" is:
A style of fighting
A style of food at In'N'Out Burger
A type of coffee you can get at Peet's
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Calling all LA locals up to bat: here's your chance to prove that you know the great city of Los Angeles like only a local does! Everyone knows that LA is a popular city... People certainly love to visit, and the sheer amount of traffic is also proof that a ton of people love living in the City of Angels, whatever the cost (or commute) may be. But not nearly as many people can claim Los Angeles as their very own hometown. Maybe you're one of the lucky few who can, or maybe you're just a tourist who would like to think of himself or herself as a local, either way, this is your chance to prove that you know the local lingo, favorite foods, beach cities, and restaurants. Freeways, dodgers, 405, gnarly, sick, hella, animal style, Ice Blended, and SIG alert should all come easily to you. Not to mention the fact that you're used to nearly perfect weather, sunshine and beautiful beaches year round. Seriously, you're one of the lucky ones, you should get out and enjoy LA life as soon as you score a perfect 100% on this Los Angeles Lingo quiz. And don't just stop there! Women.com has you covered when it comes to entertainment, spelling, grammar, science and history quizzes. Whatever your interest or hobby may be, way not quiz yourself and learn more about it through our online trivia quizzes. They're the perfect two minute break you need from your hectic day. Good luck!

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