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How Well Do You Know Upstate New York Slang?

The slang of upstate New York is nothing like the slang words tossed around in the Big Apple! Do you think you know upstate New York slang like a local? Take these quiz questions and find out!
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"Beef on weck" is __________.
A famous beef sandwich.
A vegetarian sandwich.
A type of barbecue sauce.

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If you tell your friend you're in the mood for some "blue", what do you want?
Labatt's blue beer
Blue ribbon ice cream
Blue bonnet margarine

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If you are going to "Alphabet City" where are you going?
Long Island
Staten Island
Lower Manhattan

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What do the folks from upstate call a carbonated beverage?
Soda
Pop
Cola

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Exactly where is upstate New York?
Everywhere north of Buffalo
Everything north of New York City
Everything north of Rochester

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Which of the following would you eat with "Melba Sauce" in upstate New York?
Tacos
Ribs
Mozzarella sticks

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If you make some "chicken riggies" to bring to a potluck, what did you cook?
Chicken nuggets
Chicken pot pie
Chicken rigatoni

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If you tell someone you are "on line" what exactly do you mean?
I'm on the phone.
I'm waiting in a line.
I'm on the internet.

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What is "The Adirondacks"?
A famous band from New York.
A chain of bars.
A park upstate

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What is sponge candy?
Any type of fudge
Sponge cake
A toffee candy with fudge

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If you're eating a "Texas Hot", what type of food are you chowing down?
Hot dogs
Eggs
Ribs

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People from Buffalo know all about...
Snow
Traffic
Food

C+, Upstate Upset

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Right!
This was a bit of an upstate upset! Unfortunately, you don't know your upstate New York slang as well as a local just yet. You may be able to hold your own in conversation, but you've still got so much to learn!

B+, Upstate Average

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Right!
You're upstate average! Okay, so you may not know your upstate slang as well as a local who has lived there for years, but you could definitely hold your own in conversation. You're well on your way to building a great vocabulary full of upstate slang terms!

A+, Upstate Expert

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Right!
You're a total upstate expert! Not only did you prove yourself to be a true upstater, but you're obviously keen on the culture and regional differences that only this area can boast. Are you at true upstate slang expert? We sure think so! Now go treat yourself to a beef sandwich and some good draft beer.
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1
"Beef on weck" is __________.
A famous beef sandwich.
A vegetarian sandwich.
A type of barbecue sauce.
2
If you tell your friend you're in the mood for some "blue", what do you want?
Labatt's blue beer
Blue ribbon ice cream
Blue bonnet margarine
3
If you are going to "Alphabet City" where are you going?
Long Island
Staten Island
Lower Manhattan
4
What do the folks from upstate call a carbonated beverage?
Soda
Pop
Cola
5
Exactly where is upstate New York?
Everywhere north of Buffalo
Everything north of New York City
Everything north of Rochester
6
Which of the following would you eat with "Melba Sauce" in upstate New York?
Tacos
Ribs
Mozzarella sticks
7
If you make some "chicken riggies" to bring to a potluck, what did you cook?
Chicken nuggets
Chicken pot pie
Chicken rigatoni
8
If you tell someone you are "on line" what exactly do you mean?
I'm on the phone.
I'm waiting in a line.
I'm on the internet.
9
What is "The Adirondacks"?
A famous band from New York.
A chain of bars.
A park upstate
10
What is sponge candy?
Any type of fudge
Sponge cake
A toffee candy with fudge
11
If you're eating a "Texas Hot", what type of food are you chowing down?
Hot dogs
Eggs
Ribs
12
People from Buffalo know all about...
Snow
Traffic
Food

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