I’ll Have What the Queen’s Having: A British Slang Quiz

We may share a language, but that doesn’t mean we understand British lingo: Here’s a smattering of British delicacies and their American-English definitions.

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The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
Would you care for a plate of Bubble and Squeak?

A. mashed potatoes and gravy

B. fried leftover potatoes and cabbage

C. chewing gum

The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
Bubble and Squeak is:

B. fried leftover potatoes and cabbage

The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
Can I get you a Digestive?

A. a semisweet cookie

B. a breakfast cereal

C. a prune

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The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
A Digestive is:

A. a semisweet cookie

The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
Sit down, dear, and I'll fix you some Bangers and Mash.

A. sausage and mashed potatoes

B. burger and fries

C. a British Invasion band popular during the mid-60s

The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
Bangers and Mash are:

A. sausage and mashed potatoes

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The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
You've been so good today. Would you like a Fairy Cake?

A. angel food cake

B. a cake traditionally eaten on a girl's 5th birthday

C. a cupcake

The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
A Fairy Cake is:

C. a cupcake

The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
Who'd like some more Toad-in-the-Hole?

A. an egg fried into a hole in toast

B. sausage in Yorkshire pudding

C. hide-and-seek

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The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
A Toad-in-the-Hole is:

B. sausage in Yorkshire pudding

The Queen asks you...

The Queen asks you...
Could you be a love and pass me a Kipper?

A. smoked herring

B. a carbonated beverage

C. dog food

The royal tongue reveals...

The royal tongue reveals...
A Kipper is:

A. smoked herring

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