ONLY Locals Can Score 15/17 on This Massachusetts Lingo Quiz. Can You?

This is going to be wicked hard if you’re not a local!

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 Jan 24, 2020
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Question: 1/17Choose Your Answer!

What do you call those circles you drive around?
Traffic circles

Question: 2/17Choose Your Answer!

Seriously, ONLY locals can get this right. How do you pronounce Worcester?

Question: 3/17Choose Your Answer!

“Shape up now, I don’t want to have go calling the _____ on you!”
State Cops

Question: 4/17Choose Your Answer!

Only in Massachusetts can you make an entire field trip centered around a:
Hotel. The Greenbrier Hotel!
Boat. The Queen Elizabeth!
Rock. Plymouth Rock!

Question: 5/17Choose Your Answer!

What on Earth is a “quahog”?
A stuffed clam. And that’s pronounced ko-hog
A savory pastry. And that’s pronounced ko-hog
A sausage roll. And that’s pronounced ko-hog

Question: 6/17Choose Your Answer!

Don’t forget your hat. It’s _____ cold out.

Question: 7/17Choose Your Answer!

Tourists sometimes snap up containers of ______, since it’s iconic to the area after all.
Strawberry jelly
Peanut butter
Marshmallow fluff

Question: 8/17Choose Your Answer!

If someone want s a “tonic” that means they want a:
Sparkling water
Soft drink

Question: 9/17Choose Your Answer!

Massachusetts locals really get _____ off in April? Cool beans!
Patriot’s Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
Cesasr Chavez Day

Question: 10/17Choose Your Answer!

Do you think there will be a ______ soon? I’m wicked thirsty!

Question: 11/17Choose Your Answer!

If someone says “cah keys” what are they referring to?
Something to cook food
Something you need to start your automobile

Question: 12/17Choose Your Answer!

You can forget about Starbucks! We’re local to the East Coast shop:

Question: 13/17Choose Your Answer!

Massachusetts is too much to say all the time. Locals love to shorten it to:

Question: 14/17Choose Your Answer!

There’s no better sentence than “______” to demonstrate the hard R.
Grab as many ribbons for Rachel as you can carry.
Forget about Frank’s record recital on Thursday.
I park my car at the bar in Harvard yard.

Question: 15/17Choose Your Answer!

In MA, what do you consider a “frappe”?
Like an ice cream shake, but even thicker
Like an ice cream shake, but with alcohol
Like an ice cream shake, but thinner

Question: 16/17Choose Your Answer!

You guys sure do have a way with pronunciation. How does “Peabody” go?

Question: 17/17Choose Your Answer!

Leave the ____ State? You’re crazy! There’s NOWHERE else quite like Massachusetts.
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

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