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F***ing village to change its name after being bombarded by prank callers
Metro [UK] ^ | 17th April, 2012 | Joel Taylor

Posted on 06/01/2012 9:44:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

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LANGUAGE WARNING...well, sort of.

Wiki entry for the village in question.

1 posted on 06/01/2012 9:44:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Tasteful-and-mature-responses ping!


2 posted on 06/01/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can’t.... breathe....


3 posted on 06/01/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Well, if the F word has been the name of the place since F knows when it would be F’n wrong to go all PC and force a change.

It's in Austria for F sakes and the only thing since Hitler the world has ever noticed about that Hun backwater was Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I prefer to deal with Leftist PC trying to uproot my traditional semantics—like marriage being defined as a holy and legal union between a man and a woman and not between take your pick of sex or species and take your pick of sex or species!!!

4 posted on 06/01/2012 9:57:10 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("If an Evil be politically correct--none dare call it Evil.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too...bloody...funny!


5 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rename the village “A”, as in, “F***ing A!”. Puts you right at the top of the listings of villages to see while in Austria.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 10:02:18 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t get it.

Why couldn’t they spell “froping” without the “***” ?


7 posted on 06/01/2012 10:05:17 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Army Air Corps
Smiley - ROFL
8 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eaker
Smiley - ConfusedSmiley - Confused - 2Smiley - Confused - 3
9 posted on 06/01/2012 10:09:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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10 posted on 06/01/2012 10:10:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s the funniest Wiki article I’ve ever seen.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Happy Rain

***It’s in Austria for F sakes****

Snark: The could be named like that ancient old town of GAY HEAD on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh wait! It is now called AQUINNAH.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
From the Wiki entry:

Rumours spread through international news media in April 2012 that the townspeople were thinking about changing the name of the town, or had actually voted to change it. The satirical website The Spoof! published a story on 18 April saying that the townspeople were fed up and wanted to change the name.[25] This minor satire was expanded upon and appeared on the same day in the Daily Mirror newspaper[26] and elsewhere during the following week as a genuine news item, and was repeated by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, who reported that a vote had taken place to change the name to Fugging, but it was discovered that a village with that name already existed just west of Herzogenburg.[27][28] The irritated mayor of F***ing denied these false stories when contacted.[29]

So, the news story is a lie.

You'd think some enterprising F***inger would set up a souvenir stand to sell F***ing signs and F***ing mugs. I mean, the possibilities are endless.

13 posted on 06/01/2012 10:15:56 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Happy Rain
Could be worse.
14 posted on 06/01/2012 10:16:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh!

I guess I should have read the article.

I could have sworn there was a Froping, Austria.

Never mind.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 10:17:22 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: OrangeHoof

From the wiki article: One did, but it made his neighbors F***ing mad.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 10:30:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gitmo

Who wrote that one had tongue firmly clenched in cheek, you betcha.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 10:32:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eaker

That’s your story, and your sticking to it.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 10:37:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eaker

That’s your story, and you’re sticking to it.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 10:37:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I wonder if a bunch of N*GGERS live in F***king?


20 posted on 06/01/2012 10:37:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's a little Platz on the continent where they speak Austrian, er, Deutsch.

The Anglosphere is a great thing, but it can be inconvenient at times, especially when there is Google.

Wiki entry for the village in question.

According to the Wiki, the pronunciation rhymes with look, as does that of the correct pronunciation of the name of birth control whore Sandra Fluke, who tried to shut down Rush but only succeeded in boosting his ratings.

21 posted on 06/01/2012 10:53:46 PM PDT by cynwoody
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“Kommandant Schmitzberger, the local police chief, also hinted at other avenues to stop what he calls “foreign criminals” from disturbing order in the village. Regarding these “other avenues”, Schmitzberger stated, “[w]hat they are, I am not at liberty to disclose, but we will not stand for the Fucking signs being removed. It may be very amusing for you British, but Fucking is simply Fucking to us. What is this big Fucking joke?”


22 posted on 06/01/2012 10:58:33 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: cynwoody
According to the Wiki, the pronunciation rhymes with "look",

...which does match how some English speakers pronounce the word in question.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 11:13:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What the F***?


24 posted on 06/01/2012 11:47:07 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: packrat35

at least he legitimately gets to say “I’m the F***ing Mayor”.


25 posted on 06/01/2012 11:53:19 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Tasteful-and-mature-responses ping!”

Good luck with that bump! lol


26 posted on 06/02/2012 12:13:57 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
...which does match how some English speakers pronounce the word in question.

Can't say that I've ever witnessed an example.

Every time I've ever heard the word in anger, it's rhymed with buck, not Fluke, er, look.

27 posted on 06/02/2012 12:20:23 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Slings and Arrows

My favorite sentence in the article:

“There is a bus service operated by OÖVV between Schärding and Eggerding which makes stops at Unterf***ing (Lower F***ing) and OberF***ing (Upper F***ing). Bus route 2302 operates once a day from Monday to Friday.

Amazing the name has lasted as long as it has.

They should stop worrying about their signs and have a business selling them.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 12:32:52 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: packrat35
What the F***?

Exactly!

29 posted on 06/02/2012 12:50:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cynwoody

I’m told that many Irish people think that “Fookin’ Dublin” is one word.


30 posted on 06/02/2012 12:51:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dixiechick2000

I live on hope.


31 posted on 06/02/2012 12:53:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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32 posted on 06/02/2012 3:07:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have been in Intercourse Pennsylvania.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercourse,_Pennsylvania


33 posted on 06/02/2012 3:38:44 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: OrangeHoof

You don’t have to live there to sell the stuff online.


34 posted on 06/02/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If it’s a proper name, it’s absurd to censor it. Call it by its name. Let the people who make everything a dirty word change.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 4:37:59 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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"I spend over $3000 a year in that village..."


36 posted on 06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I was going to post the google-map link to the town but f***ing is in the address link.

Looks like a pretty area, take wolfing north to f***ing.


37 posted on 06/02/2012 5:42:00 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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It seems to me that the town of F***ing could rake in the bucks by just holding tours.

All you would need is a tour guide who could keep a straight face.

"Ladies and Gentlemen here we are at the F***ing border.

OK everyone off of the F***ing Tour Bus so we can go see the F***ing City Hall. Later we will stop at the F***ING gift shop so you can buy all sorts of F***ing Souvenirs. Also will be touring the F***ing Brewery where they make F***ing Beer. And then we will stop at the F***ing Tavern where they serve the Best F***ing Beer in the world."

People would pay 100 Bucks American to take the tour with their video cams. The waiting time to get tour tickets would be months long and maybe even years.

38 posted on 06/02/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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Sounds like they just want to be F***ing left alone.


39 posted on 06/02/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Sounds like they just want to be F***ing left alone.

You outsiders have turned our little slice of heaven into a F**cking hell.

40 posted on 06/02/2012 6:41:22 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil, that's the choice.)
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To: njslim

Unsurprisingly, it’s near Blue Ball.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Why, after reading this thread, do I keep thinking of Randy Quaid?

"Where do I get some dam bait?"

42 posted on 06/02/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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Hell they could make a fortune just selling T-shirts.

Mom and Dad went to Austria
and all I got was this F***ing T-shirt...

43 posted on 06/02/2012 7:02:22 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You are quite the optimist. ;o)


44 posted on 06/03/2012 12:04:19 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

I’m also a horrible liar.


45 posted on 06/03/2012 12:06:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
The 16th-century name for the village was ‘Fugging’ and many want this reinstated.


46 posted on 06/03/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
According to the Wiki, the pronunciation rhymes with "look",

The Fluking Village?

47 posted on 06/03/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Flukin’ A!


48 posted on 06/03/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Well, I say...


49 posted on 06/03/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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50 posted on 06/03/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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