ONLY Locals Can Score 15/18 On This California Lingo Quiz. Can You?

These might sound hella weird if you’re not a Californian!

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 Jan 21, 2020
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Question: 1/18Choose Your Answer!


Double Double what?
You heard me, and epic fries
You heard me, and animal fries
You heard me, and crazy fries

Question: 2/18Choose Your Answer!


Any Californian knows to dread the phrase:
Sig Alert
Ten Alert
Opg Alert

Question: 3/18Choose Your Answer!


It "never rains" in CA, but when it does everyone…
Wears usual clothes anyway
Doesn’t know how to drive
All of the above!
Posts it to social media

Question: 4/18Choose Your Answer!


To anyone but a Californian, _____ Road certainly sounds like gibberish.
Zzyzx
Ppyss
Wwottz

Question: 5/18Choose Your Answer!


Which freeway is generally referred to as "the parking lot"?
The 5. Oof
The 10. Oof
The 405. Oof

Question: 6/18Choose Your Answer!


“Dude I can’t wait to shred some gnar later, you can borrow _____ if you need it!”
A surfboard
Skis
A snowboard

Question: 7/18Choose Your Answer!


_____ during the summer can be a real bummer sometimes.
June Gloom
Cloudy July
Overcast August

Question: 8/18Choose Your Answer!


Don’t lecture me about how long the drive-thru line is, we’re still stopping at:
Jack In The Box
El Pollo Loco
In’n’out Burger

Question: 9/18Choose Your Answer!


If something’s “gnarly” then what is it?
This can mean it’s either really good or really bad
It’s very good
It’s very bad

Question: 10/18Choose Your Answer!


There are _____ waves today.
Stoked
Wicked
Hella

Question: 11/18Choose Your Answer!


Who/what would you call a "kook"?
That's a car with a sunroof!
That's an oat milk smoothie!
That's a non-surfer in surf gear!

Question: 12/18Choose Your Answer!


It seems like everyone somehow knows someone in “the Industry” meaning:
Start-up related
Film/television related
Tech related

Question: 13/18Choose Your Answer!


You guys put ____ in your Cali-style burritos? That’s dank!
Fries
Onion rings
Cheese curds

Question: 14/18Choose Your Answer!


Don't get start on the _____ vs _____ rivalry. Oof.
Ducks, Sharks
Kings, Sharks
Kings, Clippers

Question: 15/18Choose Your Answer!


Wait, so what is “the Valley” anyway?
That’s the *San Fernando* Valley!
That’s the *Topanga* Valley!
That’s the *Santa Clara* Valley!

Question: 16/18Choose Your Answer!


What's this I.E. everyone's always talking about anyway?
The In'n'out Eatery, obviously
The Inland Empire, of course
The Irvine Epic, duh

Question: 17/18Choose Your Answer!


Is it a freeway, interstate, or highway?
Interstates
Freeways
Highways

Question: 18/18Choose Your Answer!


I don't care how crowded it gets... the _____ State is my home for life!!
Golden
Sunshine
Brown Bear
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Step right up, step right up... if you're ready to challenge yourself on all things California lingo in this tricky seventeen question quiz, including favorite California traditions, local foods, and of course, sports teams. Everyone loves to visit California, from the mountains to the coast and everything in between, there's a little bit of something for everyone. It's no wonder that so many people want to live in the Golden State. Not everyone, however, does live in the Golden State, or know all the lingo Californians have devised over the years. From “animal style,” to “freeways,” to “dank,” and “gnarly” you really need to know "hella" information to even have a chance of getting fifteen out of seventeen on this quiz... much less ace it! Nearly forty million people residing in California translates to a whole lot of lingo and mannerisms, so hopefully you're totally up on the slang. If not, you might want to consider a quick refresher before you attempt this quiz... you'd hate to have to share a low score with your family and friends.

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