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Posted: 8/29/2005 11:01:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 11:55:20 AM EDT by thompsondd]
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/15/austrian_signs/


Brits steal carloads of F**king Austrian roadsigns
By Lester Haines (lester.haines at theregister.co.uk)
Published Monday 15th August 2005 13:06 GMT

An Austrian village called Fucking 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 Fucking, 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, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."

We reckon that Fucking has been around a lot longer than 800 years, otherwise there wouldn't have been any Fucks 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 Fucking 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.









<We don't have any form of the F-word in thread titles. --tbk1>
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:02:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/15/austrian_signs/


Brits steal carloads of F**king Austrian roadsigns
By Lester Haines (lester.haines at theregister.co.uk)
Published Monday 15th August 2005 13:06 GMT

An Austrian village called Fucking 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 Fucking, 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, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."

We reckon that Fucking has been around a lot longer than 800 years, otherwise there wouldn't have been any Fucks 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 Fucking 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.






Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:07:23 AM EDT
So what are the citizens called?

F---ers? F---ites? F--ks?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:08:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/15/austrian_signs/


Brits steal carloads of F**king Austrian roadsigns
By Lester Haines (lester.haines at theregister.co.uk)
Published Monday 15th August 2005 13:06 GMT

An Austrian village called Fucking 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 Fucking, 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, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."

We reckon that Fucking has been around a lot longer than 800 years, otherwise there wouldn't have been any Fucks 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 Fucking 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.









Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:09:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:10:24 AM EDT
Amazing, I wonder if anyone from Boring Oregon has ever been to Fucking Austria? Patty
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:10:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 11:22:05 AM EDT by thompsondd]


"Bitte — nicht so schnell!" is German for "Please — not so fast!"

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:10:37 AM EDT
Imagine if you tried to complain about your fucking neighbors.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:11:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 11:11:48 AM EDT by cmoth]
Have a picture of the sign gleened from the web. now, where's that link on posting pics.

Oh well, here's the link.

home.egge.net/~savory/blog_jul_04.htm

ETA: Oops, somebody beat me to it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:11:47 AM EDT
Better than that Fuk Mi chinese restaurant.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:14:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Amazing, I wonder if anyone from Boring Oregon has ever been to Fucking Austria? Patty



How about, ah, never mind......................... its a small town in Romania.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:14:57 AM EDT
Cumming, GA and Climax, GA

Happycamp, CA. = Happycampers
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:15:08 AM EDT
They have a hockey team name Tards, the whole team is a bunch of FuckTards
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:17:27 AM EDT
Then there is Blue Ball and Intercourse, PA....
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:19:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
Cumming, GA and Climax, GA





HEY! I live in one of those and have relatives in the other!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:19:30 AM EDT
I wonder if they have a sister city.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:19:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
They have a hockey team name Tards, the whole team is a bunch of FuckTards



A friend suggested that the Matriarch of the town is of course…… the Mother Fucker!


Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:19:42 AM EDT
Dupe to the nth degree...
And I'm not wasting time looking for links....
Don't forget to post the pic of the school crossing sign in German....
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:25:47 AM EDT
What about Knob lick Kentucky??? They need a nonstop redeye flight direct from Knoblick to Fucking...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:27:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jason99xj:
So what are the citizens called?

F---ers? F---ites? F--ks?



Probably called fuckinburgers.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:28:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Better than that Fuk Mi chinese restaurant.



Which is better then Fuk U Cat Chinese Restaurant. Patty
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:41:22 AM EDT
What the Fucking Mayor says, goes.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:47:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:


We reckon that Fucking has been around a lot longer than 800 years,







Uh. Huh-huh. Yup.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 12:59:05 PM EDT
First to say WTF??
and IBTL
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:01:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
Cumming, GA and Climax, GA





HEY! I live in one of those and have relatives in the other!



Which one do you live in?

I live near one and have a house near the other.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:19:11 PM EDT
That just about beats Big Bone Lick,KY
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:20:59 PM EDT
If I am not mistaken, there is a town in France with the same name as a certain slang word for female genitalia (or felines.......depends on which you think of first I guess).
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:23:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What the Fucking Mayor says, goes.



Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:50:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:04:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JavaMan:
Dupe



yeah yeah yeah

it's still fucking funny
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:07:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
img275.imageshack.us/img275/4459/austria22xb.jpg

"Bitte — nicht so schnell!" is German for "Please — not so fast!"





HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111oneoneone­

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:08:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
yeah yeah yeah

it's still fucking funny



It was funny a couple of weeks ago when the story was released. Maybe. Now it's just lame.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:09:49 PM EDT
I went to college in Fucking.



So I went to "FUCK U"

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:29:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I went to college in Fucking.



So I went to "FUCK U"






Now THAT'S funny!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:30:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JavaMan:

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
yeah yeah yeah

it's still fucking funny



It was funny a couple of weeks ago when the story was released. Maybe. Now it's just lame.



Then I must stop posting fucking immediately.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:33:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jason99xj:
So what are the citizens called?

F---ers? F---ites? F--ks?



LMAO



That is the funniest post I have read today.......Thanks.
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