Want to know how to easily piss people off in their own countries? Then check out this helpful guide by Cale, the artist behind the popular webcomic Things In Squares. Whether you're looking to upset the French, the Germans, the Mexicans or the Japanese, his tongue-in-cheek comics will show you the best way to go about it. Don't like the Italians? Then abuse their beloved spaghetti and watch the tears begin to fall. Want to know what really upsets an American? Give them a normal-sized plate of healthy food and find out for yourself. And if you really want to hurt a Canadian then just assume they're American and you've made an enemy for life. Scroll down to see if you can find your own country in there. Did he get it right? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to vote for the best!

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

We are good with healthy food, but our portion size is OUT OF CONTROL.

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Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Not true: most Italians break spaghetti. Moreover, "mama" is wrong. Correct word is "mamma".

Natalia Sanchez
Community Member
3 years ago

Idk, I come from an italian family and doing this is worst than killing the Pope.

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Vanessa
Community Member
3 years ago

I will never get ppl who cut/break their spaghetti, you just have to wait 30s and they'll be soft enough to enter in your pan. And full spaghetti are easier to eat :/

giovanna
Community Member
3 years ago

Agree! Much easier! I would have trouble in eating half-cut spaghetti.

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June Pixeld
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol! I do that all the time

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years ago

Fits better in the pot if you do

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Elisa Lorenzo
Community Member
3 years ago

it's "mamma", not "mama FFS. Add this to the list of things that piss Italians off: the constant butchering of the Italian language by English speakers.

giovanna
Community Member
3 years ago

AGREE

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Κυριάκος Παπαδόπουλος
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a sinn to beak in half. First of all because it's not practice. You can't use a spoon to eat the spaghetti properly. The lengh of macaroni is not long enough to wrap up the fork, but is long enough to create a mess, from sauce splashes everywhere (mostly on clothes). - I am Greek, spaghetti lover! I hate breaking in half, overcooked spaghetti...

Laura Zaini
Community Member
3 years ago

To be honest I am italian and break them in half all the time!!!

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

Anch'io!!! Non ho pentole così alte e non ho tempo di aspettare che tutti gli spaghetti finiscano sott'acqua!!!! :-)

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Ivan Smiljanic
Community Member
3 years ago

Putting mayo on pizza is perhaps even worse...

Joe Sardina
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds totally discussing.

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Marta Biagini
Community Member
3 years ago

Ow. That's actually a torture. How can you eat them then? With a damn SPOON?

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol many Americans do! At least they use a cucchiaione big spoon to"hold" the pasta on the fork! Too damn much sauce, too heavy!

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Jewel Farmer
Community Member
3 years ago

That's how my family has done it for decades.

Kristi Zoebelein
Community Member
3 years ago

They now sell "Pot-sized" spaghetti, it's literally just spaghetti cut in half. Was taking half a second to break spaghetti too difficult for some people?

Omolara Adeyemi
Community Member
3 years ago

I have never cooked spagetti whole I always break them lol

Marcia J. Downing
Community Member
3 years ago

My adult kids cut up their spaghetti. I tried & tried to teach them to twirl but they never got it, I mean this is not hard to do! They're good kids so if this is the worst they do I'll die a happy Mother

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

hahaha torture!

Robert Snow
Community Member
2 years ago

Go ahead I cut it up anyway 🤪

Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

hell no... we do that all the time.

Timea Talitha Kumi
Community Member
2 years ago

I am also a breaker, i love to do that (it makes me nervous to think about, half of the spaghetti is standing out a while and would be cooked later then the rest) 😂🙈 By the way, i live in Switzerland 😂

Ruth Meszaros
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s only logical to break it up into small pieces that will not slop around on the fork and spray sauce on your shirt!

Ivana Bogdan
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one :D

Chantal Voget
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sooooo guilty of this!

Jonathan Bruford
Community Member
2 years ago

Spaghetti always breaks into 3 pieces!

Nick Triantafyllidis
Community Member
2 years ago

Guys, Italian or not, just don't do this. It's a shame and an act of violence against such a beautifully simple product. :(

Wolfgirltiger
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do people protest to this?! It's just comedy?! Why do some people feel the need to contradict everything they see?!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

He's got the biggest half !!

Andrea Mangini
Community Member
3 years ago

This is 100% accurate.

Judith Gunther
Community Member
3 years ago

Or you could go to a restaurant in Italy and ask for some olive oil to dip your bread in.

Brian Wong
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm chinese and we invented spaghetti, and nope breaking it is a NO NO

Mike Greco
Community Member
3 years ago

Are these "hilarious", though? Or just racist?

Gina Gregory
Community Member
3 years ago

Here in the US we break that shit cos its too long for the pot and long strings is a mess. And im uh 40% italian, i dont care...lol

Gina Gregory
Community Member
3 years ago

You have to break it cos that shits too long for the pot

Frank Marchese
Community Member
3 years ago

Italians break spaghetti. My mom is first generation right off the cannoli boat.

Joe Sardina
Community Member
3 years ago

Both my grandmothers broke pasta before they cooked it. When you have a big family you do it that way. More fits in the pot and the little ones can eat it better.

Mosquitha de Miramar
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol, I am Italian, raised in Italy, I never saw anybody break spaghetti. If you want shorter pasta, there are different kinds to choose. Breaking spaghetti is like breaking some lovely Asian ramen noodles, you want them long, so you can roll them around the fork a few times, and get a nice juicy mouthful... That' s all. I advise not to break them. On the other side Italy is still very regional and you never know, maybe in other regions, with some local dishes they do break spaghetti? I can' t completely exclude it.

Giuseppe Scaricamazza
Community Member
3 years ago

Everytime someone does that, somewhere in Italy a grandma dies... Just wanted you to know :D

Simona Lodi
Community Member
3 years ago

lol

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Lina Cruz
Community Member
3 years ago

In a menu write Hawaiian pizza before Margarita

KC Cabauatan
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah Hah! Most Italians are gonna be pissed with Filipinos... They break 'em spaghetti and cook it with sugar and banana ketchup.

Roslyn Storms
Community Member
3 years ago

im full blooded italian , my dad was off the boat , he and my mom both did the cooking and they always broke the spaghetti in half , i never asked why but i think so when you twirl the spaghetti around the fork , you can better control how much is being on the fork

MeiMei M
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought adding ketchup to pasta was the biggest crime/peeve

Sonia Gambaro
Community Member
3 years ago

A better example might have been someone trying to add some parmigiano reggiano to a fish pasta or risotto.

Erik WP
Community Member
3 years ago

Put pineapple on pizza

Ania Kasior
Community Member
3 years ago

omg I do it allll the time!

Tracey Brogan
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm half Italian and I think I died a little inside.

jwick5
Community Member
3 years ago

My mom does that. We're not Italian...

Asia Hand
Community Member
3 years ago

My boyfriend is Italian yet does this. I'm slightly Italian (more Sicilian) in heritage and hate when he does it.

giovanna
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, that hurts us, physically I mean : D

Lello Panzieri
Community Member
3 years ago

@Kelly: farò richiesta per farti revocare la cittadinanza! :D

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

This one hurts to look at.

Cristi
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok now, let´s get to HOW to cook spaghetti without breaking it in half (as taught by my Italian ex mother in law): put the whole spaghetti in boiling water, then gently push them inside with a wooden spoon as they begin to soften until they are entirely immersed. Then put the lid on the pot until the boiling wáter rises and boils over. Only then take the lid off and stir a bit, always with your wooden spoon. Keep boiling (turn down the fire a bit but keep boiling) and wait until it´s al dente.

Brontosonto
Community Member
3 years ago

There is a culinary reason not to do it. The spaghetti don't taste de same, they are worst.

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

NO ITALIANS IN MY HOUSE!!!! I WILL BREAK YOU!!! :-)

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Sheralyn
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm more curious as to what's on his arm.

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Jen
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a rule in my (non-Japanese) home too. Shoes are dirty people!

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Rico
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm french. I need wine. NOW.

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Lovely Life Vines
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I am German and all i am capable of are imperfect circles :'D

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you want to know how to REALLY annoy a mexican? Tell us how much you like mexican food followed by "... at Taco Bell".

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Most of us would not be able to eat with just our left hand.

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol I'm peruvian and I know many of us would react like that xD I'd be willing to try and be polite though.

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