Buzz·Posted on May 28, 201518 Unique Side Effects Of Being An American In CanadaSide effects may include itching, dry mouth, and a LOWER DRINKING AGE.by by Sarah AsplerBuzzFeed Staff, Canada, by Tanya ChenBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Whenever you mention a Canadian celebrity, everyone informs you that person is Canadian. Focus Features Thinkstock 2. You never learned the words to "O Canada" and have to lip-synch for your life when you go to hockey games. View this vine on Vine vine.co Plus, "The Star-Spangled Banner" is crazy difficult to sing. 3. Whenever America does something stupid, you get blamed for it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF LogoTV / Via i.imgur.com But I was with you guys the whole time! I swear! 4. You get the opportunity to both witness and participate in Canadian stereotypes. View this image on Imgur 5. You have nothing to share when your friends talk about their amazing trips to Cuba. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix / Via reactiongifs.com Because, well, America and Cuba ain't the best of friends y'know? 6. None of your friends understand the unique pain of taking the SATs or ACTs. View this post on 7. When you come home to visit your fellow Americans, they make fun of you for picking up a slight Canadian accent. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF True Entertainment / Via realitytvgifs.tumblr.com It's nothing to joke a-boat. 8. You don't understand all the rules to hockey so you just go along with whatever the crowd is doing. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Reddit / Via i.imgur.com Oh c'mon, ref! I'm pretty sure that was not a fair call. 9. The lower drinking age in Canada is incredible and makes your stay worthwhile... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Pictures / Via wifflegif.com 10. But the price of alcohol is absurd. Reddit / Via reddit.com 11. You get to celebrate Thanksgiving earlier than your American friends and family. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Television / Via giphy.com Or even better, you get to celebrate it twice. 12. You always get called out for saying "college" instead of "university." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Avalon Television / Via giphy.com 13. And for accidentally saying "states" instead of "provinces." View this image on Imgur 14. You still give directions in miles and people look at you super confused. View this image on Imgur But you're actually the weird one. 15. You come to learn that Canadians don't say "eh?" as much as you thought. memebase.cheezburger.com / Via hurpster.tumblr.com 16. But everything you've heard about the Canadian cold is ABSOLUTELY TRUE. View this image on Imgur And you had to spend a paycheck (or "paycheque" as you've come to spell it) on a coat. 17. You slowly come to realize that Canada is actually much more badass than you expected. View this image on Imgur Just not in the ways you would've thought. 18. And how awesome the people who live here are. View this image on Imgur Welcome to your new home and native land.