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Can You Decipher New Jersey Slang?

For the most part, it seems like those from New Jersey have a language all their own! Think you can decipher the slang of this proud state? It's time to find out! Take this New Jersey slang quiz and put your knowledge of the Garden State to the test!
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What is a "benny" in New Jersey?
A shore tourist
A type of hotdog
A bad driver

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Where is "Brick City" in New Jersey?
Cape May
Newark
Trenton

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What is the "Jersey slide?"
Travelling quickly from the left lane all the way to the exit ramp
Merging in and out of lanes without a turn signal
Taking turns at full speed while sliding

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What are "disco fries?"
Fries topped with cheese and ketchup
Fries topped with cheese and gravy
Fries topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce

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When someone from Jersey refers to the "city" which city are they referring to?
New York
Washington D.C.
Philadelphia

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What exactly is a "ripper" in New Jersey?
A deep fried hot dog
A submarine sandwich
Someone from Southern Jersey

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In New Jersey "down the shore" means?"
Going to the beach
Going to Grandma's
Going to party

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Who do the residents of New Jersey refer to as "The Boss?"
The Mayor of Newark
Bruce Springsteen
Grandma

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What does "AC" stand for in New Jersey?
Air conditioning
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic City

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What is a "jughandle?"
A bottle of whiskey
A type of turn
A gift you give to Mom

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What is a "jimmie" in New Jersey?
An out of towner
An ice cream topping
A bad driver

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What is a "piney" in New Jersey?
Someone who hails from the Southern Pine region of Jersey
Anyone who comes from a rural area
Something you call your sibling

C+, New Jersey Slang Average

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Unfortunately, you won't be talking the talk like a New Jersey resident any time soon! Though you may know a few basic Jersey slang terms, many of these creative words left you scratching your head. Worry not friend, Jersey slang is a language all it's own! At least you gave this quiz the old college try.

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You are New Jersey slang super! Not only can you walk the walk, you can talk the talk like a true Jersey resident. Not only are you well versed in Jersey slang, but we suspect you could blend in with even the most diehard Jersey fan. Go ahead and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back!

A+, New Jersey Slang Superior

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Like a true New Jersey resident, you have a superior knowledge on the slang of this great Northeastern state. From "pineys" to "bennys," you know how to speak with the confidence and gusto of a New Jersey citizen. We think things means you're an honorary Jersey resident!
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1
What is a "benny" in New Jersey?
A shore tourist
A type of hotdog
A bad driver
2
Where is "Brick City" in New Jersey?
Cape May
Newark
Trenton
3
What is the "Jersey slide?"
Travelling quickly from the left lane all the way to the exit ramp
Merging in and out of lanes without a turn signal
Taking turns at full speed while sliding
4
What are "disco fries?"
Fries topped with cheese and ketchup
Fries topped with cheese and gravy
Fries topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce
5
When someone from Jersey refers to the "city" which city are they referring to?
New York
Washington D.C.
Philadelphia
6
What exactly is a "ripper" in New Jersey?
A deep fried hot dog
A submarine sandwich
Someone from Southern Jersey
7
In New Jersey "down the shore" means?"
Going to the beach
Going to Grandma's
Going to party
8
Who do the residents of New Jersey refer to as "The Boss?"
The Mayor of Newark
Bruce Springsteen
Grandma
9
What does "AC" stand for in New Jersey?
Air conditioning
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic City
10
What is a "jughandle?"
A bottle of whiskey
A type of turn
A gift you give to Mom
11
What is a "jimmie" in New Jersey?
An out of towner
An ice cream topping
A bad driver
12
What is a "piney" in New Jersey?
Someone who hails from the Southern Pine region of Jersey
Anyone who comes from a rural area
Something you call your sibling

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