This is a quiz I composed JUST for my own morbid curiosity.
My readers span the country and the globe (and yes, I’m bragging) and I thought it would be interesting to see the different responses to the different questions. Even domestically, answers will vary from region to region.
Growing up in the Southern half of Texas, we frequently used the word “tump” as in “tump over”. That’s an old English word–interchangeably, an adjective and a verb and defined, it means to fall over. As in “Your bike tumped over”.
That’s not the same as falling off your bike. That would involve speed and distance. To “tump” over, there can’t be very much distance between the object falling and point of impact. See what I mean? More than likely, “tump” would describe falling off a bike while stationery.
This was a common term used in Houston and points west to San Antonio and then south from the Alamo City. I have friends and cousins in Austin and Dallas who’ve never heard of the word. So, differences in colloquialism can exist as close as 60 miles in some cases.
With that said, the 10 queries you’re about to read will focus mostly on your youth and it’s open to everyone.
Lastly, there’s no score keeping–there are no wrong answers, but I will take points off for abject lameness. I mean I am, after all, me.
You don’t have to answer every question, but I will think you a dick if you don’t.
1. As a child, what did you call these:
C) other (if “other”, what did you call them?)
2. What did you call these as a kid:
B) Soft drinks
D) Cokes as an all purpose name
3. When you were much younger, what– in your youthful lexicon– did you call the two different substances (one solid, one liquid) produced, then eliminated by your excretory system?
4. What was your favorite toy and why?
5. Favorite M&M’s?
A) Plain B) Peanut
6. What was/is your all-time favorite cartoon and why?
7. Oreos or Hydrox?
8. Tell me about your very first car.
9. Did you have an imaginary friend? If so who or what was it and how did you get rid of it…providing you actually got rid of it??
10. What’s your best childhood memory and why? Cliff’s Note version, please.