New York City Lingo - It’s A Thing! Do You Know It ALL?

Real New Yorker or just another tourist?

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 Aug 21, 2019
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Question: 1/20Choose Your Answer!


Sometimes the best evenings are spent sitting out on the _____ talking all night.
Stoop
Overhang
Bench

Question: 2/20Choose Your Answer!


Ok, you can't take everything literally. "Rats with wings" actually refers to what?
Gerbils
Cockroaches
Pigeons

Question: 3/20Choose Your Answer!


If someone's totally "faking" or "exaggerating" you could say they're:
Fronting
Farcing
Flipping

Question: 4/20Choose Your Answer!


No one actually says Triangle Below Canal Street. It's:
Trbecals
TBCS
Tribeca

Question: 5/20Choose Your Answer!


Someone who commutes into NY is called a _____ person.
Car and Subway
Bridge and Tunnel
Train and Auto

Question: 6/20Choose Your Answer!


Don't forget your hat, it's "_____" outside!
Stone
Swampy
Brick

Question: 7/20Choose Your Answer!


Let's stop in the ______ tomorrow for some coffee and snacks.
Packie
Bodega
Supermarket

Question: 8/20Choose Your Answer!


No, I don't want to get snacks... I'd rather just _________.
Slip a triangle
Grab a slice
Nab a square

Question: 9/20Choose Your Answer!


Roll through later, it's gonna be _____.
Fire
Good fun
Lit

Question: 10/20Choose Your Answer!


What is a "Nor'easter" anyway?
A large snowstorm
An upstate New Yorker
A New England native

Question: 11/20Choose Your Answer!


_____ is more than a grocery store. It's a way of life.
Ralph’s
Hy-Vee
Wegman’s

Question: 12/20Choose Your Answer!


Do you see this… someone just threw out their entire pizza! That's:
Nack!
Mess!
Whack!

Question: 13/20Choose Your Answer!


Jewish delis are known for their fresh, kosher:
Dill pickles
Italian sausages
Cheddar cheese

Question: 14/20Choose Your Answer!


Around here, we call sub sandwiches:
Grinders
Hoagies
Heroes

Question: 15/20Choose Your Answer!


If someone says they're going to "the Village," which one is it?
Harlem
Lenox
Greenwich

Question: 16/20Choose Your Answer!


Want lots of cream cheese on your bagel? Just ask for extra ______ then.
Schpread
Schmear
Sauce

Question: 17/20Choose Your Answer!


JFK? What?
That’s John F Kennedy Airport
That’s Just For Kicks
That’s January Freezes Kill

Question: 18/20Choose Your Answer!


Some people might disagree where the best view of NYC is, but Top of the _____ definitely has a great one.
Mount
Scraper
Rock

Question: 19/20Choose Your Answer!


No, we don't stand in line, we stand:
On line
With line
By line

Question: 20/20Choose Your Answer!


Leave the _________? No way! There's nowhere else in the world like it.
Silver City
Big Apple
Sleepless City
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

New York, New York. Wow, what a city, indeed! With a population of 8.6 million, a lot of people call this amazing city home. It's the biggest city in the United States, trailed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philly and Phoenix. Naturally, a city this big and diverse is going to develop some distinct lingo and slang. And NYC sure has, hence this quiz: "New York City Lingo - It's A Thing! Do You Know It ALL?"

Seeing that you've made it this far, you probably ARE a New Yorker yourself, or you just have some serious connections to the Big Apple. After all, this city is full of transplants and tourists. It seriously is a city of the world, more so than just a part of the United States. So whether you've lived here for a long time (decades) or a short time (months), you've probably picked up on the slang pretty quickly. Do phrases like stoop, bodega, fronting, grilling, Tribeca, Schmear, slice, and rats-with-wings all sound familiar to you? Good! You might stand a chance of passing or acing this New York City local slang quiz then. But be warned: it's dumb hard.

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