I lived in Alaska for 4 years when I was a kid. Guess what I was asked when we moved back to Michigan? "Did I live in an igloo?"
and "Did I ever seal meat?"
Someone once asked me what it was like to live in a foreign country. Yeah, she wasn't very bright.
We always make fun of what we don't understand. What I've found is that if you act like you have something to be embarassed about, the teasing continues. If you act like you are proud of the very things they want to mock, well...it dies off pretty quickly.