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14 English Words To Avoid When You’re Not In America



Cookies, peaches, and salsa. Sounds like the makings of a delicious meal. True if the place you’re ordering food is in America. But you may want to reconsider asking for ‘cookies’ in Hungary, ‘salsa’ in Korea and a ‘peach’ in Prague. You probably will get a round of disapproving looks from the locals!

There are cookies you should reconsider eating. And sometimes it’s healthier to have preservatives. Read below to find out when you may not want to ask if there are preservatives in your cookies!

The Cookie You Don’t Want to Chew

If we’re talking about cookies, bring on the chocolate chips and oatmeal raisins, right?! Not so fast. When in Hungary, you may want to reconsider gobbling these down.

Cookies (spelled Kuki) means small pe*is or weenie in Hungarian. Lost your appetite yet?

I’d Rather Be Pretty As An Apple

What lady wouldn’t want to be called “pretty as a peach”? It’s a sweet compliment, after all. As long as you’re hearing it outside of Turkey!

Pic (pronounced ‘peach) is the Turkish word for bastard.

So when in Turkey, while it might be an insult to be called a peach, know that if a local tells you that you’re pretty as a seftali, they are indeed complimenting you. A seftali is a peach!

Too Much Spice?

Salsa is harmless, right? If we’re eating Mexican, then we’re talking about the most popular condiment for our quesadillas and fajitas. And if we’re talking about moves, there’s no Latin dance more explosive with hip-swiveling excitement than salsa.

But if you’re heading to Korea, you definitely don’t want to try out their salsa. 설사 (pronounced ‘salsa’ in Korean) is diarrhea!