Meet the Fuckers?
An Austrian village with an amusingly obscene name has decided to throw in the towel and vote on whether to change it. The 100 odd residents of Fucking, in Upper Austria, are to vote this week on whether to change their hamlet's name to something less attractive to English-speaking visitors, the Daily Telegraph reports. The …
The first one looks like a correct Greek transcription, the second is valid Cyrillic for a number of languages (Bulgarian, Russian and Serbian off the top of my head), and the third is Ukrainian Cyrillic. I'll leave the presumed Japanese, Chinese and Korean transcriptions to those in the know.
Paris because it suits the topic.
Plenty of fun places in the UK.
Lady Hole (quite a few of those IIRC)
Cocking in Hampshire
Twatt in the Orkneys
If you're hungry there's always North Curry in Somerset, which is just round the corner from Fivehead wood - Oooh err!
Although one of my favourites is Booby Twin Road, which is in Andover, not far from Norway... So yes, it's in the states.
No kidding, think of all the revenue it would generate for that little town. Hell, I'd buy one. I say we vote on it: Aye if they should keep the name and tell the rest of the world to go fu... er.. screw off, or Nay, to bend over, grab the collective ankles and give in to political correctness.
Long live fucking, may your rich heritage not be sullied by such a trivial complaint.
It's a very small place but they need a Fucking Tourism Commission or some such thing. Then develop a Fucking business plan and big up the Fucking name – by that I mean rename it "Great Fucking". The highway signs – "Great Fucking Ahead" will do the rest for them. Yes, I know it translates to Gross Fucking but that may be it's own kind of attractant – who knows? Anyway, with a little initiative they can all become rich Fuckers!
A spa was suggested as another idea but somehow "Bad Fucking" doesn't have the quite the same cachet.
Jolly good point.
Virginia Beach has these signs up which denote "no swearing". I've never seen anything like them elsewhere. Many of the beachfront tat stores sell replicas of the sign. I briefly considered buying one.
Might not work, but might be worth a try at least.
Doctor Fuchs actually, as in:
"Dr Fuchs off to South Ice."
"Dr Fuchs off again."
I recommend the Fritz Spiegel book "Keep taking the tabloids" for this sort of information. My favourite example in this category was the WWII headline: "8th Army push bottles up Germans".
Well, it's not even an austrian funny name !
In france, you have (uncomplete list):
- Froidcul (cold ars)
- Pisse en l'air (piss in the air)
- Longcochon (long pig)
- Saint-Vit (Vit is a very obsolete name for penis)
- MontCuq (can be read "my ars" even if spelling is not OK)
I don't think people are doing a lot of fuss about that ...
"After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area"
I'd like to think that Fucking has been around a lot longer than that! Maybe Austrians were asexual before 1200 AD? After all, it is a rather small country.
And I wonder if Mr. Fuck and his family get sniggered at in Heaven? After a few hundred years I guess you would just go the other way, buy some leathers and dark glasses and walk around saying "Yeah baby, they call me MISTER Fuck!!"
Were the words that caused a secretary to scream with alarm.
Mr. Fuch was the then president of Wandel & Goltermann Inc., a very 'proper' gentleman in all senses of the word. He had come to purchase ROR Associates of Toronto.
He pronounced his name in the German manner which was essentially the sound of replacing the last two characters with CK.
After hurried discussions with the president of the Canadian company it was decided he would call himself Fuch, pronounced similarly to MUCH!
This is why he was called Fuch, like Much, all over North America!
And then there's Penistone, in South Yorkshire.
Not to mention an American mountain range called "the Tits", whose biggest mountain is "Big Tit" (that's the Teton range and Grand Teton).
On the cross-language thing though, our school ski party were hysterical that in Zell-am-See, the electrical appliance store across from our hotel was called Electrodick.
I worked with a girl whose surname was Penistone - her driving licence number was a source of humour when she was pulled over by the local plod!*
* I don't know if it is still the case, but driving licence numbers used to take the form of the first five letters of the surname, plus a bastardised version of the date of birth (or something similar).
In Norway you can buy a return ticket to Hell...
(Anyone taking the train from Trondheim to the airport will have noticed the place as it's the last stop before the airport... )
They even have a 'Gods expedition'...
"...despite a spate of thefts of its road signs, largely attributed to itinerant snickering Brits."
....because Austrian and Germans can't speak any English and have no knowledge of the word "Fuck". Never mind all the other English speaking visitors to the area - it must be the Brits.
Forget about the sign thefts. They could make a fortune by simply selling official town-licensed memorabilia on ebay and other sites. Suggestions:
WELCOME TO FUCKING
FUCKING CITY HALL
A BUMBER STICKER
I (HEART SYMBOL) FUCKING
FOR THOSE AGAINST THE NAME CHANGE -> CAMPAIGN SLOGAIN
Maybe a bit juvenile; but just too easy to pass up!
So if your in the area; visit the town and HAVE A FUCKING GOOD TIME.
I've always wanted to travel this route: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Fucking,+Austria&daddr=Pussy,+La+L%C3%A9ch%C3%A8re,+France&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=48.06733,12.86327&sspn=0.090739,0.154324&geocode=FQJz3QIdJkfEACmjWwR0kNR1RzHxkQxmsJI_JQ%3BFdsPtwIdhn5iAClxoz_rktCLRzFglCuDLasICg&oq=Pussy&mra=ls&t=m&z=7
See step 39 for orientation.