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 …
They should probably consult with the folks in Intercourse Pennsylvania, USA.
Blue Ball, PA:
Then there's Toad Suck, Arkansas:
..or twin with Condom in France.
Knob Lick, KY?
I'm sure I saw a sign once for wankdorf in Germany
I've always liked Gobblers Knob in PA- Home of Punxatawny Phil of Groundhog Day fame.
I'm proud to report that when a group of us called by in Pussy (French Alps) for photos, the town kept its sign.
Perhaps you mean Wank, a small village outside of Nesselwang in Bavaria, not far from the famous picture postcard castle of Neuschwanstein?
Just outside of Garmisch-Partenkirchen if I remember correctly.
There's also a Wankvillage in Switzerland.
Wanker's Corner, OR
Not only is there a Wankdorf just outside Berne in Switzerland, but it's also home to the national football stadium!
Bird In Hand, PA (near Blue Ball, Intercourse, and Paradise)
These towns are deep in Amish country.
IF ITS ITINERANT BRITS WHO ARE STEALING THE SIGNS THEN WHY NOT JUST BOMB BRITAIN SEEMS A LOT SIMPLER THAN CHANGING A TOWN NAME
There is a Fisty n Kentucky; Fisty KY - which is pretty close to Happy KY. Also close to Dwarf o.O
@Matt 33: the national football stadium, you say? Truely the right name then!
Can anyone validate those names?
Japanese katakana - fukkingu
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.
That is all.
I think it would be a shame. As it is in England where the once common "Gropecunt Lane" has been changed to "Grape Lane"and the like. I think language *should* challenge occasionally, and, yes, cause the odd awkward conversation with children.
You can still drive up Butthole lane in Shepshed.
And up "Bottoms" in Halifax.
and there are big houses in mianus, in conneticut.
There's also Pratt's Bottom - off the A21.
You don't have to go to Austria to find Hucking - it's close to M2 J5, just off the A249 heading towards Maidstone.
There's also the terrific Bell End in the Black Country
"You can still drive up Butthole lane in Shepshed..."
But is it a two way street?
Yes - most awkward when you break down at the petrol station there, and have to tell the lady from the AA that you are stuck in Bell End Service Station.
Also of note, Bell End is just a short and pleasurable journey from Lickey End.
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.
put the town's signs 10m in the air and round off the bolts so they can't be undone.
a fake webcam in day-glo orange nearby should do the trick
Carve the name on a 10 tonne lump of granite.
Let's see someone nick that...!
You'd be vandalized via some tagging (graffiti)
Make the real signs hard to steal and sell reproductions at the petrol station.
Electrical discharge on the metal plated sign would surely be orgasmic.
Project the name onto the clouds?
Look, Intercourse Man, it's the Fucking signal.
You're right, Condom Boy. To the Penismobile!
Maybe the town was actually named by the Hungarians after World War 1. (Think about it.)
I am Hungarian and do not get your reference. Why would Hungarians name it after WWI, no Hungarians were in that area.
Maybe its a reference to the Monty Python Hungarian phrasebook sketch? Other than that I'm stumped..
.... I will not buy this record, it is scratched
I do not think so. I thought he might refer to the British propaganda during the war when the Germans (not Hungarians) were called Huns. Hungarians and Huns are not the same, anyway the village is in Austria, admittedly very close to the German border.
Sorry Kev, I think we're all stumped.
BTW, the Hungarian for "Trees" is a great word for an Englishman (who's other half is Hungarian).
Seems like a simple solution to set up a sign-selling shop next to the sign(s).
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.
Exactly, that was my first thought too - how about turning the whole 'misery' (it really isn't) into a revenue source?
And when someone taunts them they can proudly say "Yes, we make a lot of money out of Fucking - how about you?"
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.
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.
and "product of Fucking" for yoofs conceived in that fair burg, right?
Not to mention the advertising potential: "Come to Fucking Austria for your next holiday". Makes "Visit Britain" look naff.
@Albert Hall: It doesn't happen all too often but with your Gross suggestion you almost (tea's gone before) owe me a keyboard.