Quiz: Can You Complete These Common Phrases in 6 Minutes?
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Can You Complete These Common Phrases in 6 Minutes?
by Isadora Teich
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The English language is unique for so many reasons. It's a mix of Greek, Latin, Germanic languages, and so much more, because it has traveled the world picking up bits and bobs. It has some wacky rules, weird spellings, interesting sounds, and very many colorful sayings. This makes it a lot of fun to play with and explore, but also very tricky to learn for those who did not grow up with it. Many people say the English language has more exceptions than rules, and they just might not be wrong. So much has gone into English becoming what it is that it can be messy, confusing, and more. 

Slang also changes all the time and can vary from country to country, state to state, city to city, and town to town. Slang also comes in and out of fashion, meaning that people of different age groups often have different popular sayings and phrases, though some truly stand the test of time. Every up and coming group of young people wants to distinguish themselves from their parents in many ways, leading to a lot of language innovation. 

If you are an English whiz who knows your phrases, tease your brain with this HowStuffWorks quiz!  

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How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!