How To Piss Off A Bulgarian

You want to make the temper of a Bulgarian go from 0 to 100 in a few seconds? Well, here you go! These are the Top 10 ways to piss off a Bulgarian – quickly & effectively!

Please feel free to add more to the list in the comments below! We love to be pissed off!
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1. Ask us about what language we speak

– So, you Bulgarians speak Russian?
– Nope.
– But you use the Russian alphabet?


2. “Compliment” on our appearance

That’s a quick one.

– You look like Russian!

Oh, thank you very much, but I actually look like a Bulgarian.

3. TELL us we are gypsies

– There is this gypsy family that built a house near where I leave. I think they are Bulgarians?

Yes, all gypsies over the world are Bulgarians. But please continue.

– Correct me if I am wrong, but Bulgarians are gypsies, right?


Seriously? Time out please.

4.  Talk politics

Specific topics we recommend you most certainly have to dive into:

  • Macedonia. – Just say no more! Watch the word do the magic.
  • How is your RELATIONSHIP with Turkey? – We just announced it on Facebook.
  • Can you tell me a bit more about how’s life in a communist country? – Well, maybe you should tell me?

5. Don’t eat

You should go for this one if you want to piss off an ENTIRE BULGARIAN FAMILY.

Once invited to a family gathering and served the most delicious homemade Bulgarian food (which the 80-years-old grandma cooked all morning FOR YOU), say:

“I am not hungry, thanks.”


When they invite you to eat more, say:

“I don’t want, I am too full.”

Please refer to the image above. There’s no such thing as too full. End of story.

6. How about some Greek yogurt?

We looove to be lectured on the subject of Greek yogurt and feta cheese. Everyone ALL OVER the world seems to know more about these two than us. So, let’s discuss the origins of the words – GREEK; YOGURTFETA! Where does the yogurt actually come from? Please tell us more.


7.  Don’t take your shoes off

– Welcome to my home, my dear friend!
* Enters with the shoes on. *

Oh, you did not just do that.

8. Act as the king of Eastern Europe


You have successfully hopped on a plane and arrived in Eastern Europe. So now the most natural thing is that all girls will be yours. Just enter the club with the I-am-the-pimp-daddy-attitude and there you go!

Yeah, right.

9. Where actually is this magic land Bulgaria where all those leprechauns live?

We almost forgot this one! Where on the world map is Bulgaria? It’s in the Middle East? Orrr is it in Europe? I think it’s in Europe, right? Take your time dear.


A good one is when you are at the gate control at the airport and the guy who checks your ID turns to his colleagues and quietly says: “Psst! Is Bulgaria in the EU?”. We kind of find that funny though!

10. Hungary = Bulgaria

– Tell me more about Hungary!

Well, I don’t know… maybe you should tell me more about Hungary, because I am from BULGARIA!

What’s the moral of the story?  Do your homework first. 😉

We have been pissed off more than once by situations like these, but in the end, we are writing this post with a smile on our faces and with lots of love. Because what we Bulgarians do best… is to simply laugh it off!

Thanks for reading and please feel free to add more things that piss you off. Let’s get pissed off together!

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54 thoughts on “How To Piss Off A Bulgarian

    1. Комплексарска или не, всеки ден ми се налага да се срещам и работя с различни хора от цял свят и всеки Божи ден ми се налага да отговарям абсолютно същите въпроси. Всички изброени горе.

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      1. Далеч не всеки българин знае какво и къде е Лаос и поименно и географски африканските и азиатските държави. Не може да очакваш всички да са ерудирани относно всяка една страна и нейната култура. А приказките за яденето направо са си подхранване на тъпия стереотип за източните европейци. Да, има такова нещо като преял съм и не искам да ям миризливото агнешко. И не е нужно да си чужденец.


  1. A few more:
    1. (True story):
    -I’m from Bulgaria.
    – How wonderful! I just went to Belgium last month! Brussels is lovely!

    Err….great but Bulgaria is not Belgium, mate 😀

    2. – oh so you use the Russian alphabet?
    – No, it was actually invested in Bulgaria back in the 9th century you ignorant prat!

    3. – You come from Bulgaria! Wonderful!
    – Have you been to Bulgaria? Do you know where it is?
    – it’s next to Hungary I think?

    4. Are you a Muslim country?

    Err…. no, we are Christian Orthodox! Doooh!

    5. Ask us if we speak Turkish! That’s the one that really gets me. Once I was almost arrested at the Turkish border because of it…. After the border control guy kept talking to me in Turkish even though I politely made it clear I do not understand, he asked me “But why you don’t speak Turkish??? You’re Bulgarian!”. My response, trying very hard to sound less scornful and resentful, was: “No, I don’t. Perhaps you speak Kurdish?”. And that’s how I ended being taken into a room and kept there for a few hours…

    6. Bulgarian women are eastern European = free prostitutes and cheap girls.

    Seriously??? It seems that all western Europeans assume that we are sluts and gold diggers!


    1. The alphabet, not invented in Bulgaria, invented in Greece by Greeks. Common mistake among Bulgarians. It was probably used first in Bulgaria and transformed into its current appearance there, but as far as invention goes, it’s all about the Greeks.


      1. Actually to be more specific, The Cyrillic script, Not to be confused with Greek script or Latin script, is used for various alphabets across eastern Europe and north and central Asia. It is based on the Early Cyrillic, which was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School. It is the basis of alphabets used in various languages, past and present, in parts of southeastern Europe and northern Eurasia, especially those of Slavic origin, and non-Slavic languages influenced by Russian. Also what you said is partly true, because Cyrillic is derived from the Greek uncial script, augmented by letters from the older Glagolitic alphabet, including some ligatures. These additional letters were used for Old Church Slavonic sounds not found in Greek – so it is somewhat of a mix, like most of the world languages. The script is named in honor of the two brothers – Saints Cyril and Methodius, who created the Glagolitic alphabet earlier on. And today Greece is more… The more you know 😀 😀 😀 … But saying Bulgarian is invented in Greece by Greeks is just badly explained history. 😀 But nice try, I’ll give you that!


      2. Sorry, forgot to delete “And today Greece is more…” before I posted the comment. My bad, just ignore it. 😀 😀 😀


      3. Lol you must be Greek 😂👊🏼 Cheers for Sirtaki and Uzo mate but cirilik was actually created in Bulgaria #sorrynotsorry


  2. Really?? I find this hardly true in my own experience.. Yeah, most people know greek yogurt and haven’t heard much about Bulgaria, but that’s perfectly understandable given the exports head starts around the world Greece had on us. There are false generalizations everywhere, and I don’t think we need to be offended by silly things. Ask yourself the following questions, and you will understand more how ridiculous most of these things are on the list:

    Where is Guyana located? (name the continent, forget about the neighboring countries)
    Where does Swiss Cheese originates from?
    Where do Piñatas come from?
    Where do Spaghetti and Meatballs come from?

    Well, I’m sure you will be wrong on the majority of these. So take a deep breath and relax, you aren’t that special that the whole world needs to know everything about you… Perhaps the only thing that is purely Bulgarian in nature is the “I know it all” attitude. Wake up, the world doesn’t revolve around us!

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    1. If you don’t like the arctical don’t read it! Talking shit about it, it is super stupid and actually you are proving how jealous you are from that people actually like bulgarians, because we are cool, we are speaking more than two languages without any problem and better than people like you!

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      1. Ermmm, you might want to check how well you write in English there pal… Because you kind of make no sense. But that’s okay. 😂


    2. Relax… it’s just jokes. No one is actually pulling their hair off over any of these. It just funny in a little aggravating way 😉


    3. I hate to disappoint you but “Where is Guyana/Lesotho/Rwanda?” shouldn’t be a million-dollar-question. Because, you see, world map is something that children learn during the early school years 😉


    4. 1. Guyana must be in South America somewhere under Cuba.
      2. Swiss Cheese is actually Emmental and i originates from Switzerland.
      3. I’d say Mexico, but this might be a trick question.
      4. The Spaghetti come from Asia. It’s a delicate topic like where Rakia comes from.


    5. Well, answering on the questions (without Google/Wiki help):
      Where is Guyana located? (name the continent, forget about the neighboring countries): South America, very close to French Guyana, which is technically part of EU.

      Where does Swiss Cheese originates from? US, Ohio if I remember correctly

      Where do Piñatas come from?
      Mexico via Spain via Italy via China

      Where do Spaghetti and Meatballs come from?
      Spaghetti – depends who you ask – if Marco Polo did go to China, from China; if he only reached Constantinople and lied about going to Asia, then they are indeed local Italian. And meatballs are Swedish. But the dish Spaghetti and Meatballs – New York

      I do find the constant (I travel a lot and happens to me every other week) checking at airport gate control whether Bulgaria is indeed in EU aggravating – we’ve been there for 10 years already, when they are going to learn it!


  3. 1. Do you have internet in Bulgaria? -No! We also read books on candle light, write in sand boxes and travel around on the back of our personal donkeys.
    2. A sales assistant that wants to seem super smart and calls for her Russian colleague because she has heard me speaking with my Bulgarian friend. I speak English and French and Bulgarian but I DONT SPEAK RUSSIAN!
    3. -How did you arrive here? -What do you mean? -Were you smuggled through the border? – It’s actually EU (if you know what that is) and I can travel freely and stay as much as I want not like you who needs a visa or has to leave in 90 days, fucking uneducated arrogant American as*hole! Go back to US, vote for Trump again and please stay there!

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  4. @kra to think spagetti comes from anywhere, but Asia(more specificaly China) IS pure ignorance, but anyway, we can see that ignorance every day, all around the former empire 😉


  5. Greek yoghurt? I’m actually cracking up at that 😆 Most Greek people think everything comes from Greece lol 😀 So, for the sake of a having a good laugh, I’ll let it pass:) I’ve heard it too many times 😆 Once a Greek woman was even calming that cezve (the pot used for making Turkish coffee or ant coffee really and that is normally made of brass or copper) actually is Greek and that it can’t be found anywhere else in the world 😅😆 Interestingly, every time I go to an Arabic country or Turkey and the like, I see it everywhere😆 Even the bacteria which is used for production of yoghurt – lactobacillus BULGARICUS, is named after Bulgaria ☺Very accurate explanation by MRRT about the origins of the Cyrillic alphabet. Anyhow, as someone has already mentioned, whoever doesn’t like this post – don’t read it. It’s all off topic! Country borders have changed so much over the centuries and peoples have moved and mixed so much that it’s natural to mix each other’s cuisine or anything really. Nowadays, for example, kebab shops are considered as part of London ‘s charm (if not sightseeing atrraction already as there are British Kebab Awards lol) and I’m sure nobody would argue at about this fact that kebab is not British at all 😆 Point is, why don’t you just enjoy all these things without descending into meaningless arguments? Someone said that Bulgarians feel so important that we actually think someone cares. This post wasn’t created with this purpose. It was created for amusement.

    Back to topic:
    -Where do you come from?
    – Bulgaria.
    – That’s wonderful! So how do you feel in Europe?
    – What do you mean?
    – Have you adapted to the European culture and everything?
    – Err… Bulgaria is in Europe 😆😅😨


  6. These are European irritations. Now in America- the most common questions/comments: “So, you speak Spanish?” or simply, “Hola!” when they see you, or any random comment about a Latin American country, ” I know someone from Brazil,” or more educated people: ‘Weren’t you part of Russia, I mean Soviet Union?”; If you don’t know, just simply say, “I don’t know anything about your country, please tell me something.” Do not try to guess or throw facts with a question mark at the end?


  7. #5 Lol, many Polish must in that case insult Bulgarian homemade food xD In Poland traditionally you refuse host two-three times before agree to eat. Not because you’re rude, but it’s more like a custom of kindness. So if you invite Polish make sure to ask two-three times, because if not it’ll fail for both side (hungry guest and host).

    Hmmm… I must say prejudice can be different depend of the person. As Polish I also know about some ridiculous question from people West Europe/America (not all of them, but still there’re some ignorant people). Question as “do you have internet” or perceive people for your country as thief/alcoholics/menial worker is common (fortunately it’s changing, but I don’t know how is in case Bulgarian “image”).

    I don’t know very much about Bulgaria, besides basic facts but I have favorite Bulgarian Mihal chef (it’s kinda exotic I discovered him during watching Korean food talk show “Please take care of my refrigerator”).


  8. Hi all,
    i’ve just received a lovely picture of Batulia from my best Friend Becko. I replied him… I love Batulia, Hungary’s fantastic!!!
    99% he will send me “вафанкуло” (italian swearword) with his strange pronunciation of the “л”…
    I loved “how-to-piss-off-a-bulgarian” very funny and nice. браво!!


  9. As a Forigner living almost 10 years in Bulgaria, I regularly piss off people around me just by saying that Bulgaria is the perfect place to live


  10. Nooo, we are so unimportant to the world. Maybe we have to stop delivering roseoil to the parfumery and think about Bulgaria when you start your computer. Oh I forgot – eat your shi**y yougurt and pretend that it is healthy because somebody is using the name.
    To add something to the story:
    A host at an English stadium:
    – You are from Bulgaria, cool.
    – Do you know where Bulgaria is?
    The host:
    – No

    I had this case btw more than 20 times in Europe already.


  11. Best way to piss off Bulgarian. Be logical. They love to take more steps to accomplish something and you have to explain efficiency and motivation a zillion times.


  12. Here in Sweden and other places I’ve been to such as Spain and most of Scandinavia, many make the mistake of thinking gypsies are Romanian. I’ve never come across the stereotype of gypsies coming from Bulgaria.


    1. Absolutely right. I live in Italy and have to explain where Bulgaria is, that the capital is not Bucarest, we are not using the Russian alphabet etc. Annoying.



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