By Stella Alexander on March 28, 2018
Don't "lose your marbles!" We think you're ready for this quiz!
In the United States, there are dozens of phrases that you wouldn't hear around the world. Although the words are the same, the sayings change. From grinding an ax to holding a horse, can you complete these common American phrases?
Naturally, you would think that all English is the same around the world, right? Wrong! English is the third most-spoken language in the world with more than 360 million native speakers. You'd find it as the official language of many countries all around the world, from the United States to Singapore. And while there are 360 million native speakers, more than 1.5 billion people speak English around the world. This accounts for 20 percent of the world's population! And while 20 percent of the world's population speaks English, 91 percent of those who speak the language can't complete these common American phrases. Can you?
If someone creeps you out, you might understand the feeling, but would you be able to complete the phrase "heebie-jeebies?" If something's average, you might use the phrase "run of the" what? This quiz is free but a pair of shoes might cost you what body parts? Can you finish these phrases? These are common phrases that Americans are using daily. Let's see if you're in the 9 percent who can finish these phrases.
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