Virginia Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many of These Words Do You Know?

Can you ace this quiz like a true Virginia local?

liz, Southern, dakota fanning
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 Dec 30, 2018
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Question: 1/20Pick Your Answer!

"Honey, don't let the food spoil! Can you please put it in the _____?"
Cold box

Question: 2/20Pick Your Answer!

What is the "Mixing Bowl"?
A popular fast food chain in Virginia
A collection of bars and restaurants downtown
The Interstate 95/395/495 interchange. It's a nightmare.

Question: 3/20Pick Your Answer!

What's the preferred mode of transportation for folks in Northern Virginia and D.C.?
The Metro. And don't ever confuse it with the subway.

Question: 4/20Pick Your Answer!

Don't worry, in Virginia you can always count on your tea being:
Lukewarm and lemony
Hot and bitter
As sweet as it is cold

Question: 5/20Pick Your Answer!

The only way to refer to a group of people in the South is to call them:
Y'all, of course!
Youse guys, of course!
Partners, of course!

Question: 6/20Pick Your Answer!

"Oh, dear. Doesn't anyone tell her she can't hold a tune? The poor thing. ____________"
Bless her spirit!
Bless her soul!
Bless her heart!

Question: 7/20Pick Your Answer!

You've probably had a lot of "Aunts." And no, they weren't related to you.
True! My mom's best friend, the nice lady across the street, etc.
False! We prefer to say Ma'am.

Question: 8/20Pick Your Answer!

What's the Virginia way of referring to condiments?

Question: 9/20Pick Your Answer!

Let's go....

Question: 10/20Pick Your Answer!

Oh, don't worry. You don't have to participate in that last cheer if you're a:
Wahoo, duh.
Woohoo, duh.
Weehoo, duh.

Question: 11/20Pick Your Answer!

"People in Virginia are so nice. Virginia really is for __."

Question: 12/20Pick Your Answer!

Unfortunately, you guys don't have your own NFL team, so you typically root for which nearby team?
The Patriots
The Redskins!
The Jets

Question: 13/20Pick Your Answer!

Virginians know the difference between stalactites and stalagmites because every kid visits:
Mammoth Cave
Luray Caverns
Jewel Cave

Question: 14/20Pick Your Answer!

Why is Virginia called the "Mother of Presidents"?
It used to be the nation's capital.
Every U.S. president must undergo training in Virginia
8 U.S. presidents were from Virginia!

Question: 15/20Pick Your Answer!

But Virginia's favorite is decidedly:
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson

Question: 16/20Pick Your Answer!

It's the theme park to end all theme parks. Every kid hoped their parents would take them to __ every summer!
Busch Gardens
Six Flags

Question: 17/20Pick Your Answer!

Personalized license plates are popular in Virginia! Take a look next time you're driving around.
False, no one spends extra on those!
True! There's some real funny ones out there too.

Question: 18/20Pick Your Answer!

Which Chesapeake Bay delicacy do people travel for miles to eat?
Blue crabs
Purple octopus
Green clams

Question: 19/20Pick Your Answer!

What would you say to someone who's being lazy?
You're really sluggin' it today, aren't you?
We'll be done cookin' dinner by the time you're finished!
You're slower than molasses!

Question: 20/20Pick Your Answer!

Sure, you have a great time visiting other states, but truly, you know in your heart that nothing beats the ___ State!
Old Dominion
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Virginia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia is a state that seems to fit in both with the South and the East Coast. It has much history and many nicknames, such as Old Dominion and Mother of Presidents, because so many men that were born in Virginia have gone on to become presidents (eight presidents to be exact which is more than any other state in the country). A state rich with so much history and a big population (around eight million) is sure to have lots of unique slang, trivia, historical sites, sports teams, and favorite foods, just to name a few things. Since you are on the quiz "Virginia Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many of These Words Do You Know?" odds are that you are either a Virginia local, native, transplant, enthusiast, tourist, or have a family member that is one of those things. You'd better at least be one of those things if you want to have any chance of acing, or even just passing, this quiz.

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