03/16/2013 02:26 EDT | Updated 03/18/2013 12:13 EDT

18 Things To Never To Say To An Albertan


There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about Albertans and while some of them are funny and quasi-true, there are others that we find downright offensive.

People across Canada paint us as a bunch of gun-toting, oilsands-bathing, horse abusing, racist rednecks, when that could not be any further from the truth.

Named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of the Marquis of Lorne, Alberta is a multicultural province with a rich (albeit relatively short) history. Yes, we have been partial to conservatism for a while, sometimes our politicians say/do really dumb things and we have a penchant for cowboy culture - but that is where the generalities end.

So, with all that in mind, here are a few things one shouldn't ask an Albertan.

Things Not To Say To An Albertan