Skip to comments.Brits steal carloads of (Bleep) Austrian roadsigns
Posted on 08/15/2005 10:53:39 AM PDT by ShadowAce
I'm not posting the body of the thread as the number of vulgarities I'd have to omit would make it unreadable.
The article's funny, though.
LOL! I don't know--let's ask him...
Can't say that I blame them. I might be tempted to swipe a few of those signs myself.
And to think as a child I used to giggle when we drove through Intercourse, Pa.
I wonder if they got that name like the rest of the New World did. York, New York, Jersey, New Jersey, etc.
I guess we won't need a Jack Abrahamoff forum anymore.
An Austrian village called F***ing will not change its name despite sniggering Brits making off with its roadsigns. Mayor Siegfried Hauppl has asked visitors to lay off the signs which began to attract outside attention after British and US soldiers passing through in 1945 illuminated the locals as to the English meaning of F***ing, Ananova reports.
Hauppl explained: "We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is. After all, F***ing has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr F*** or the F*** family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."
We reckon that F***ing has been around a lot longer than 800 years, otherwise there wouldn't have been any F***s to lend their name to the village in the first place, would there?
Be that as it may, the disappointing news is that the residents of F***ing are - according to Franz Duernsteiner, an expert on preposterous Austrian village names - very "conservative" people. He said: "Most of them can speak English, and when someone asks them where they come from they are a little ashamed to say it."
That's fair enough, and certainly something the residents of Milton Keynes can sympathise with. ®
Thanks. I really thought it would be unreadable after modifying the number of words that needed to be bleeped out.
Way back in 1968 when I was living in Burghausen, Germany we used to travel to Fucking (Pronounciation: Foo-king)to buy postcards and send it to old girlfriends with the mention "Wish you were here". By the way, it is an absolutely beautiful town like the entire area is.
I know this isn't the OFST, but this is still funny.
Or Bloedesheim ("Stupidville") Germany for me.
It was just announced by the town's council that after careful consideration they ARE going to change the name of the town. From now on it shall be known as Fornicating (pronounced Foornicating).
Yeah, that's how it happens. Mr. F*** moves in, and pretty soon the whole place is F***ing.
I Holland they had Fokink Gin. Don't know if it still exists.
(Dildo is located on Route 80, approximately 15 km from the Trans Canada Highway. It is thought that the community may have got its name from Spain or Portugal, or an algonquin tree, or the shape of the headland that forms the harbour.)
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