Canadians have a reputation for niceness and politeness. But like a wolverine or groggy fat city racoon, it's best not to prod us lest you get an angry ball of fur, claws and teeth coming after you.
Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Matt Kiebus wrote a tongue-in-cheek post titled "Every Single Way To Piss Off A Canadian."
Matt's article cited two (and only two) things that would piss off a Canadian: insulting our beer and our hockey. While we agree with both of these points, the roots of Canadian rage are like the frozen river buried deep beneath layers of ice and snow.
We asked HuffPost Canada staffers what other things you shouldn't say to a Canadian lest you get a slightly impolite glare.
What things shouldn't you say to a Canadian? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us with the hashtag #AngryCanadian
Things You Don't Want To Say To A Canadian
Canadians are normally pretty nice but there are things you just don't want to say to a Canadian... (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
This looks like Monopoly money!
Hey you're from Canada? Do you know my friend Doug?
You lost the War of 1812, right?
Polar bears rooting through your garbage at night must be pretty irritating.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
Do you guys all ski to work and stuff?
Do you have cable / internet / random technology in Canada?
You all speak French right?
What part of America are you from?
Is Vancouver / Edmonton / Calgary close to Toronto?
Do you have a president?
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)
Is Toronto your capital city?
Say "aboot" for me
More from our readers!
We asked our readers to tell us more things that you shouldn't say to a Canadian. We collected the best responses.
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian Wasn't it wonderful that Ben Affleck thanked Canadians at the Oscars? Were Canadians in Iran?
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian To someone from Toronto: "I have a friend named .... In Vancouver, do you know them?" "No, it's a 3hr flight"
@HuffPostCanada The old chestnut You guys all live in igloos right? #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "Is it warm there in summer? Do you drink maple syrup? You say roof (ruff), tour (tore), and bar (ba) weird."
#AngryCanadian Can't I just call you an American?
@HuffPostCanada "How would you feel about statehood?" #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "You're from Canada? Vancouver is beautiful!" Me: "I wouldn't know." "So, is Newfoundland close to Toronto?"
@HuffPostCanada @rebellionisjoy "So what's the deal with Tim Horton's? I don't get it." #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada Donuts are bad, curling's not a sport, and Bettman is a great NHL commissioner. #AngryCanadian
I DONT SAY ABOOT“@HuffPostCanada: 'Say aboot for me' other things you don't want to say to a Canadian #AngryCanadian http://t.co/8ndPg2UNrX”
@HuffPostCanada -Do you celebrate 4th of July? #angryCanadian
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