- When you’re at the LGBT support group/resource center and someone casually mentions HRT (hormone replacement therapy), but you’re confused for a few seconds because you don’t understand why the doctor would prescribe Hrvatska Radiotelevizija.
- When your vegetarian friend suggests adding TVP chili to a recipe, and you don’t understand that TVP means “textured vegetable protein” and not “Telewizja Polska”. It also doesn’t help that the friend is Polish.
- When someone describes something as OTT (over-the-top) and all you see is Ott (Lepland).
- When you see the broadcasting stations MTV and PBS, you think they’re the Hungarian and Maltese national broadcasting stations, respectively.
- You can look at a recent political map of Europe and tell when it was published. Czechoslovakia still there? Pre-1994 Velvet Revolution. Presence of Serbia and Montenegro as separate countries? Post June 2006.
- You freak out on Europe political map quizzes that don’t contain the Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), even though they’re technically part of Asia.
- Your boss tells you to stop singing “Cake to Bake” at work because it’s a bad idea letting customers know that employees in the bakery don’t know how to bake.
- You tell your SO to ignore you on Valentine’s Day because it’s a national finals Super Saturday, and no one is allowed to stop you from watching.
- You are tempted to punch the computer screen when almost every person on YouTube ranking your favourite entry in the bottom 5 (Or in post 2004 rankings, anything outside of their top 24-27).
- You name your phone Stig after you miss the 6 AM wakeup alarm.
- When you get frustrated because the first search result on Google for “ESC” is “European Society of Cardiology.”
Don’t believe me?
- You know how to say “Good evening Europe” in at least 5 languages, doesn’t matter if they’re Germanic, Romance, Slavic, etc.