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An Irishwoman from the picturesque village of Effin is a bit put out that Facebook has unkindly dubbed her place of birth "offensive". Ann Marie Kennedy, 47, says she and several chums have repeatedly tried to enter the name of the hamlet, some 20 miles south of Limerick, as their "Hometown" on the social network, only to be …

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@Chris Comley

From experience I can tell you quite a few Americans think that England is in London

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You're both wrong; its 'from Yankeeland'

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@AC @CHRIS COMLEY

Or the Chinese pandas that think Scotland is in England by having big ben on the side of the lorry bringing them instead of a more Scottish piccy

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I bet they have a similar problem here:

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=48.068157,12.864218&spn=0.044795,0.077162

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Happy

Over to the right a bit....

....the town of "eggenham"

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I do not like them,

Sam-I-am.

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Would you like then here or there?

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Coat

Effin awful!!

sorry, I'll get me coat

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FAIL

Sigh

But using the word 'effing' is a way of avoiding profanity. Maybe we should just brand it Effbook.

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"unkindly dubbed her place of birth 'offensive' "

However they allow people to say that they are from Wales? *

* insert another place as fits the humour/customs where you live, in place of Wales **

** No offence meant to Welsh peoples, I used it just for humour and because if I said Liverpool, they would've killed me.

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Nah...

... For the most part, Liverpudlians are a nice friendly sort, lots of recent development has lifted the area. It's a place of commerce, art and culture.

Now on the other hand, had you said Toxteth!!!!!!!

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Liverpool?

Seems to me these days whenever anything bad happens, the Beeb send a reporter to Salford.

[or maybe budget cuts mean they can only afford outside broadcasts in their own car park?]

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At least 6 Mile Bottom is in Cambridgeshire

and not Essex.

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Happy

Could be worse...

She could come from Termenfeckin!

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Could be worse

Just image you hail from this little Austrian village:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Fucking,+Austria&hl=en&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=14.118794,32.211914&vpsrc=0&hnear=Fucking,+Braunau+am+Inn,+Upper+Austria,+Austria&t=m&z=14

or a less offensive one:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=IBM,+Eggelsberg,+Austria&hl=en&sll=48.067412,12.950993&sspn=0.062289,0.125828&vpsrc=0&hnear=Ibm,+Braunau+am+Inn,+Upper+Austria,+Austria&t=m&z=14

:-)

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I dont get it.

It is on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Effin/150845254978025

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Why?

Why do people use Facebook at all?

Don't they know how to use Email and the CC and BCC as well as TO

Maybe I should design a local Email client that runs in a Browser and looks like Twitter/facebook/Linkedin?

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I'm sure my ex was from here

http://g.co/maps/bwzzs

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In Germany exist a town named 'fucking'

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or even the place named after Zuck himself....

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=bell+end&hl=en&ll=52.391054,-2.086244&spn=0.021083,0.038581&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=20.982131,39.506836&vpsrc=6&hnear=Bell+End,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=15

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Cockburn

Has FB banned the surname "Cockburn" (normally pronounced co'burn, effin' prudes), or

several places named after Cockburns, such as Cockburn Island, Ontario, or The City of Cockburn, Western Australia?

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Stop

Suprised nobody has mentioned

Gobblers Knob

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Nobbys Head, Port Macquarie New South Wales 2444

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Its a Sh&thole anyway

Its not worth loosing sleep over that place is a dump. Well a ditch. Like most of limerick ifs full of cream crackers.

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what about

Shitterton...

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Knob Lick, KY?

Dildo, Newfoundland?

Or indeed, any of these:

http://www.i-r-genius.com/rudeplaces.html

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WTF?

Er wait...

This *is* the same Facebook which is stuffed full of profane status updates, yes?

I thought so, just wanted to make sure I wasn't hallucinating.

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Missing the obvious

I see that Facebook haven't banned Belgium, so their profanity filters are clearly deficient.

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I've clicked on the blue button

Can't have this sort of filth here. (Lucky for you, I'm blue-green colourblind.)

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See these...

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/loa-oddplacenames.html

Elephant Butte, Tingle, Truth or Consequences

Blue Ball, Climax, Fly, Knockemstiff, Three Legs Town (Ohio)

Coward, Due West, Ninetimes, Sugar Tit (South Carolina)

Bumpass, Croaker, Frogtown, Goochland, Goosepimple Junction, Mutt, Nuttsville, Ordinary (Virginia)

Bald Knob, Arkansas

Booger Hollow, Arkansas

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I had trouble with...

... Hotmail 1.0 all those years ago when I tried to put my place of residence as "Clitheroe"

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What about Intercourse, PA ?

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There's one in France too. As any fan of Matt McGinn will tell you:

http://www.scotster.com/forums/scottish-jokes-humour/The-Big-Effen-Bee.3446.html

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Oh well

This makes a change from those two perrenials:

the Ugly women's institute

the Idle working man's club.

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Sad sad story.

I read of this woman's plight and thought to myself, what an Effin shame.

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She should thank her stars...

that she doesn't live in the nearby village of Meanus

http://www.igooglemaps.com/europe/ireland/county-limerick/meanus/

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I'd like to help rectify this travesty!!

I hereby volunteer my considerable marketing acumen to help redress this crime against the good village of Effin. First off, we need a publicity campaign, and I suggest the following tagline--Effin Proud!!!

Other possibilities that might draw a suitable response from the global public include:

-Effin Ireland!!

-Effin, eh?

-Effin Beautiful!!

Since since local festivals with cultural attractions are kind of de riguer in building a positive public identity, maybe we can cap off "Effin Proud" week with the "Effin Funny" outdoor comedy festival!!

And so, I must be going for now. Mine's the tarred-and-feathered one on the hook over there.....

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Paris Hilton

Due to privacy concerns...

I changed my hometown to "Fucking, Austria" a few months back. Had no problem doing that, except all the banner ads are in German now. Not that I care... I'd rather not understand them anyway!

Fucking... Paris... they're all cities...

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Made me think of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxszfOFBW4U

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Effin shameful!

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Hrm....

I wonder if people from a certain town in Austria have the same problem?

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So...

...I see you've been down the Effin pub again Father?

ARSE!

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Hatfield

My hometown of Hatfield isn't even in there. There are several alternatives it suggests that have Hatfield in the name, all of which are significantly smaller (although probably nicer to live in). My friends tend to use London or one of the other Hatfield alternatives, I've just left mine blank.

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