Can You Slam Dunk this Sports Abbreviations & Lingo Pop Quiz? Only True Fans Will – Brainfit Trivia

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Can you get 100 % on my Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz?

Answer each question correctly as we say in Jamaica “from off the top of your head”?

And without checking with Mr Google or any other sports references?

You’re shaking your head. You’re that confident.

If you do, I’ll gladly eat my hat if you can take this challenge on.

Yuck.

Ok. Not a tasty thought. I take that back. I won’t eat my hat.

But I’ll gladly give you your well-deserved ratings and respect if you can ace this quiz.

You’d be proving you’re a true, blue-blooded, die-hard sports fan and your sports mojo, in Jamaican slang “tun up.”

Whether you are an athletics fan or religiously watch cricket you are only a true fan if you know your sport inside out. To me, that means more than just knowing the first names and shoe sizes of the team or side you root for.

The true fan is the one who knows the intimate little details and the random facts that those who are not sports converts and enthusiasts don’t even care about. You’re that guy or that girl who is not afraid to show your fandom for your sport and team.

Fact is, your tv is stuck on ESPN and SportsMax or whatever your favourite sports channels are called wherever you are reading this from.

And dare anyone to try changing it. You probably hang out at Sports Bars. You eat, drink, talk and sleep sports. You may even be married to a sports fanatic like yourself. Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.

You probably hang out at Sports Bars. You eat, drink, talk and sleep sports. You may even be married to a sports fanatic like yourself. Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.

Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.

Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way. And that’s why you are here. To prove you are that A-Grade sports all-rounder, hands down.

But what if you’re on the other side of a whopping by the guy I just described above? You’re not die-hard everything sport. You may specialise — cricket is your thing, or table tennis, or drag-racing. Or you just live with or hang with a bunch of ESPN addicts, who are sports-twisted. All you know about happenings in the basketball or athletics fraternity is what you pick up from hanging around so many sports fans or following the Sports News on local tv each evening.

No worries.

Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz is short – just 20 questions. The difficulty level ranges from Easy to Medium,  so chances are you’ll know the answers to even a few questions, or can hazard a guess. But you probably won’t know the lingo like the true sports fan does, the one who has been in the trenches.

In other words, if you’re just a ‘one-burner’ sports fan, as in you follow only cricket or football and are not too interested in other sporting forms, then some questions may be a bit challenging.

But, hey, why not use the opportunity to catch up on those terms that stump you? This is a learning game after all. Keyword: game. It’s not that serious, really.

A pop quiz is a great way to show off what you know, start a conversation or hang out with family members or friends who are avid sports fans or otherwise; show that you appreciate their interests, (if you’re that girl or wife whose partner is really into sports and you’re not so much); plus, everyone learns something new.

Whether you’re the one asking the questions or the person sailing through this pop quiz, the adrenalin rush, ego boost, and the “Yays” that erupt when the answer is right is bound to make this activity a great way to pass some time.

 

Ready to play? Let’s rumble.

Here’s a brief intro to start.

Quiz Instructions

The acronyms, abbreviations, and terminology in Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz are all related to Sports. The quiz is arranged in three sub-categories:

  1. Local and Regional Sports, referring to Jamaica and the Caribbean region;
  2. International Sporting Bodies, and
  3. Sports Lingo

How many of them do you know?
1) Give the meaning of each abbreviation or acronym, and
2) See if you can match it to the sport it’s is related to.

CATEGORY: LOCAL & REGIONAL (CARIBBEAN) SPORTS
1. JCA
2. CFU
3. CONCACAF
4. JAAA
5. KSAFA
6. NPL

CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL SPORTING BODIES

7. ESPN
8. IOC
9. ICC
10. NBA
11. WTF
12. AIBA/IBA

CATEGORY: SPORTS LINGO

13. KO
14. WAGS
15. AVI
16. LBW
17. WA
18. SCY
19. DNS
20. SL

So there you have it. You should have seen some familiar lingo in there.

Are there some other popular and fun sports lingo that the quiz doesn’t cover that you’d like to see included in a future post? Share them.

Share your answers in the Comments Section below or over on my Public Facebook Group which you can find under the name: Brainfit Trivia & Games Funatics. Join me there. You can also leave your answers in the Facebook Group Comments as well.

Follow my blog so you’ll see and compare the answers which I’ll share in Part 2 of this post next week same time.

Ciao.

Karen,

Your Brainfit Quiz Creator/Quiz Night Host and Show Producer

P.S. Having a quiz night, want to start a Trivia Night at your establishment or just quiz content you can use to host your guests or customers? Need Jamaican-centric quiz content for your next Pub Quiz, promotion or blog?

Let’s talk.

I run Brainfit Trivia which creates quiz content for fun, fundraising, and marketing. I also am available for hosting your trivia/quiz night events in the Portmore and Kingston and St Andrew area. Also check back for locations where you can get our weekly printed publication across Portmore and the Corporate area, coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Telltale Signs You’re Probably Not a Portmore Native . . . or have been away for far too long

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Are you from Portmore? How long have you lived here? How can you tell  that someone you meet in the streets of Portmore is not Portmorean?

I was browsing this Facebook page, You’re Probably not Jamaican if . . . when I was inspired to write this list post, You’re probably not a Portmore native if….

Ready to take the Portmore citizenship test? How many of these assertions describe you? When you are finished going through the list, click on the links provided at the end of my post to help you brush up on your general knowledge of your city.

You’re Probably NOT a Portmore Native or have been away for far too long if . . .

1. You believe the Causeway bridge is still being used as a transportation route between Kingston and Portmore.

2. You still get lost even after a Portmore native tells you to use the “s**t tank (translated in decent English as an effluent tank) as your odour GPS to help you find the Waterford Police Station which is  within close range.

3. You still refer to George Lee in the present tense when cussing the Mayor for the mosquito swarms in Portmore.

4. You don’t know what the place called ‘Back Road’ is famous for.

5. You think Fort Augusta is a heritage site that is open to tourists.

6. You don’t understand when your taxi-driver asks you if the gas station you want to be left at is the one “outta 85”.

7. You think the drinking hole, Ken’s Wildflower is the native plant of Portmore.

8. You ask curiously if there is a major accident or something big happening on the Big hill between the Braeton SDA Church why there is a crowd of people moving on the path at this location morning and evening.

9. You call the Fire Brigade and report that a cross on the hill above Port Henderson mountainside is on fire.

10. You don’t know the name of the only sky scraper in Portmore.

11. You think Power of Faith is a radio programme.

12. You don’t know where the VMBS building is located in the town centre.

13. You think Hellshire Beach is the only beach in Portmore.

14. You believe that the 100-man police station is referring to the number of officers stationed there.

15. You don’t know that Portmore has a courthouse.

16.  You don’t know the name of our most popular and feared animal native.

17. You jump on a 20 route bus or taxi when your destination is the Port Henderson Plaza.

18. You head to Google when asked what the first inhabited Portmore community is.

19. You don’t know what sport the city is most famous for.

20. You ask what a ‘wicon’ is when a Portmore native tells you that WIHCON built Portmore.

If you’re new to the neighbourhood, welcome to Portmore! Take the first step to becoming an informed citizen.Here are two fairly comprehensive resources to bring you up to speed on the history and development of the town and interesting facts you probably never knew even if you have lived here for a long time (click on links):

1. The Portmore Municipal Council Resources Page. After you’ve visited, make sure you check out the other pages to learn more about the inner workings of your Council.  If you like historical facts, the About Page has an interesting paragraph about the History of Portmore. Find it here. Under Top Resources,among a very useful map and forms is an interesting find: a report about how the people perceive the role of the Portmore Municipal Council. Entitled, Final Report on the Review of the Portmore Municipal Council, it was published in October 2010. Check it out too.

2. Portmore Jamaica.com. If you’re looking for things to do and  attractions  based in Portmore, this site has some interesting cultural as well as municipal info that’s worth reading.

3. For an indepth history on Portmore, this National Library of Jamaica document will teach you all you need to know about Portmore’s history and development. http://www.nlj.gov.jm/history-notes/History%20of%20Portmore%20Final.pdf

Are you a native or long-time resident of Portmore? Prove it. In the comments below, tell me how many of the assertions above are good indicators that you are probably Portmore-born or bred. Or probably not.