Quiz: How Well Do You Know Electrician Lingo?
Topics
How Well Do You Know Electrician Lingo?
By: Isadora Teich
Image: shutterstock

About This Quiz

Think you know electrician lingo like the back of your hand?  In many professions, they have their own unique slang and way of communicating to make their job easier. These things usually develop over long periods of time between groups of professionals. Diverse professions including truckers, athletes, chefs and more all have a unique vocabulary tied to their profession. It is not uncommon for an outsider to hear two people engaged in technical work talk about their day and have no idea what they are really saying. 

For electricians, much of this slang relates to technical jargon and tools. It is their job to maintain and fix electrical systems, which can often be a challenging and precarious job. Sometimes, it can even be downright dangerous! Electricians combine the know-how of a handyman with advanced knowledge of electrical systems so they can be ready to take care of any problems that arise in homes, stores, offices, theaters and other places. Electricians use slang used by the entire electrical industry, including contractors and more. 

If you think you are ready to shed some light on electrician slang and can handle some high-voltage questions, then flip the switch and give this quiz a shot! 

Scroll to Start Quiz
You Might Also Like

About HowStuffWorks

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!

Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.
quit
hint:
continue