You Know You are Hungarian When...

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  1. When you use sour cream more than ketchup.
  2. When your parents come to visit for 3 weeks and you all stay in a one bedroom apartment.
  3. When feeding your guests is your main priority even if they claim they're not hungry and in which case you get slightly offended/upset that they don't want your hospitality.
  4. When someone says that Hungarian "is like Russian and all those other Slavic languages," and then you have to go into great detail about the origins of Hungarian with a scolding history lesson.
  5. When Paprika & Erős Pista are just as important as salt & pepper on the table & in food.
  6. When you know what Unicum is and prefer it over Jägermeister.
  7. When you know how to open a bottle of wine with only a screw and a pair of pliers.
  8. When you tell someone that you are Hungarian, they ask "Are you hungry?" Then you congratulate them on being the millionth person to say that to you.
  9. When you've heard, "If you're hungry, why not go to Turkey?" at least once in your life.
  10. When you have a relative who's named Attila, Géza, József, János or László.
  11. When half of your mothers friends husbands have the name József.
  12. When you know that the "goulash" you see in many restaurants has in actuality little/nothing to do with the gulyas leves we really eat.
  13. When meeting another Hungarian in a country outside of Hungary is amazing.
  14. When you know the meaning of "kurva" even if you don't know any other Hungarian word.
  15. When you love Túró Rudi but cant really explain to foreigners what the hell that is untill they try it.
  16. When your foreign friends ask you if you still believe that Santa Claus brings the presents on the night between December 24th-25th... then you answer somehow confused that Santa Claus brings the presents on the 6th of December and it is actually Little Jesus who brings the presents on Christmas, but the presents are already there on the 24th at 6PM.
  17. When a pancake is extremely flat in your country and you roll it up instead of folding it.
  18. When you know what TÚRÓ is.
  19. When you know the phrase "three is the Hungarian truth".
  20. When 7 is a bad number.
  21. When you leave your house for longer than 2 hours, you make sure there's enough sandwiches, apples, bottled tap water, coffee in a thermos, and chocolate bars packed for everyone to survive (without spending a dime)!
  22. When you do not speak with your mouth full.
  23. When guys keep telling you that Hungarian girls are the cutest and prettiest and hope that you just believe it and they get laid.
  24. When they wanna show off by saying that they know your capital: Bucharest and no, they are not joking!
  25. When you go into a Chinese restaurant and order your Sechuan chicken with french fries, cucumber salad and ask for a few slices of bread as well.
  26. When you have a funny accent in every other language you speak.
  27. When you love Mákos Guba and you can't explain what MÁK is, neither GUBA to anyone.. and if you finallly can, everyone will think you're some kind of weirdo for eating that.
  28. When you go into a Posta when every single old person in Budapest wants to, and they keep letting their mates into the line.
  29. When catching a bus an old lady with lots of heavy bags runs by you and reaches the bus first, then sits down panting and complaining how old she is and how the stuff is heavy and young people are not well educated, etc.
  30. When you start counting on your hand with one being the thumb.
  31. When you can swear for 5 minutes straight, with one breath, not using the same word, ever.
  32. When you know what 'lángos' is.
  33. When you wish you would get 5 bucks everytime somebody says "I know a hungarian word... bazdmeg... Mosolygás "
  34. When you can show off your engagement ring, worn on the opposite hand.
  35. When you know why the bells of every church ring every day at noon.
  36. When you have difficulty pronouncing words started with "W" in English, but you're capable of creating long and meaningful sentences using only "E" vowels in you mother tongue.
  37. When you would rather stand up in a tram/trolley when there are plenty of seats available.
  38. When you have more excuses for the kontrollers than you have tickets.
  39. When the train hasn't even left the station, but you are already eating your home made sandwiches (usually with half a paprika or tomato in it).
  40. When you tell everybody that Hungarian people always criticize everything.
  41. When the home-made sandwiches on the train include Wienerschnitzel.
  42. When you call a 79 km long lake (the Balaton) the Hungarian Sea. And you are able to swim across it!
  43. 43. When you have to pay in a wedding if you want to dance with the bride.
  44. 44. When you can eat ANYTHING deep fried (with breadcrumbs on it) and can make spirits (pálinka) of (almost) EVERYTHING, including paprika of course!
  45. When you NEVER leave home with wet hair because you can get a cold and you ALWAYS bring your hair dryer when going abroad, and are astonished when people do not have one in their own homes!
  46. When you sit always on the same place and chair, even when the (class)room is empty and "your" place is in the end of the room.
  47. When zou cant tzpe on and english kezboard because y and z are mixed up.
  48. When you know the difference between s and sz. and also u and ü.
  49. When you tend to feel sorry for yourself for no particular reason and complain a lot.
  50. When you are more creative in cheating then any other nationality.
  51. When your language has two words for love.
  52. When you have Szaloncukor on a Christmas tree!
  53. When you have a nameday and no one foreign understands what that is good for.