Reader's Digest

Word Power

- By Sarah Chassé

Americans and Brits speak the same language—or do they? Test your knowledge of the Queen’s English with this month’s quiz, which features a bevy of British words. No need to hop across the pond for the answers; just turn to page 126.

1. fiddly adj.

('fih-duh-lee) a set to lively music. b needing close attention. c insignific­ant.

2. knackered adj.

('na-kerd) a clever. b exhausted. c cluttered.

3. brolly n.

('brah-lee) a umbrella. b young man. c streetcar.

4. pitch n.

(pich) a northern county. b playing field. c stiff collar.

5. ta interj.

(tah) a oh dear. b to your health. c thanks.

6. posh adj.

(pahsh) a squishy. b fancy. c disdainful.

7. cack-handed adj.

('kak-han-ded) a guilty. b clumsy. c made-to-order.

8. aubergine n.

('oh-ber-zheen) a plum. b zucchini. c eggplant.

9. argy-bargy n.

(ar-jee-'bar-jee) a pint of beer. b argument. c royal carriage.

10. chuffed adj.

(chuft) a polished. b discarded. c delighted.

11. dog’s breakfast n.

(dahgz 'brek-fuhst) a confusing mess. b savory pie. c morning walk.

12. clanger n.

('klang-er) a church bell. b copycat. c blunder.

13. nick v.

(nik) a shove. b rush. c steal.

14. chin-wag n.

('chin-wag) a close shave. b friendly chat. c goatee.

15. poppet n.

('pah-pet) a little one. b bauble. c tea biscuit.

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