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  • Can u see the Fücking sign?
    Can u see the Fücking sign?
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  • Local Customs
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  • You are in Fücking Austria now
    You are in Fücking Austria now
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    Where can I find Fücking in Austria?

    by budapest8 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Also, it might hold the record for the most stolen place name in the world, and of course a most popular object to take your photo with.

    What makes it even more interesting is, apparently there is *another* sign next to it, in Austrian/German language of course, which translates to: “please - not so fast”. That sign actually exhorts drivers to slow down due to the presence of a school across the road.


    Imagine a tourist from that place coming to China, and the following conversation could take place:

    * Chinese: hello, where do you come from?
    * Austrian: hello, I come from Fücking, Austria.
    * Chinese: [startled, gains composure] You sound like you are not so fond of your country.
    * Austrian: I don’t know what you’re talking about, I love my country very much.
    * Chinese: [even more bewildered] Then why are you talking like that?
    * Austrian: Talking like what? All Austrians like Fücking very much.
    * Chinese: [red faced now] We like Fing too, but we don’t talk about it openly.
    * Austrian: What, you mean you’ve been there?
    * Chinese: Of course, most of us have done it, but we’d rather keep quiet about it.
    * Austrian: [his turn to be amazed] But I don’t think Chinese like Fücking. It’s too cold for tropical people like you.
    * Chinese: I’m sorry? I thought ***ing’s the same for everybody - it won’t feel cold at all, unless you’re a very strange.
    * Austrian: Chinese are very strange people.

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    Where the name comes from

    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 3, 2010

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    There is a widespread version about the name of this place different from that coming from the founder of the village, the ancient Bavarian nobleman named Focko.

    After WW 2 the Austrian states of Salzburg and Upper Austria South of the Danube were occupied by the US Army for ten years. Under such a long period the locals inevitably picked up some elements of the slang they heared from the GIs. And everybody knows that one out of three to four words in every talk of US soldiers about Fúcking and even about any other subject is either Fúcking or anything closely related. And so the locals named their village after this word to remember the years 1945 -1955. The GIs themselves otherwise had probably forgotten anything abour Fúcking simply because of their age.

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    other towns with foocking weird names

    by budapest8 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    Check out other towns with fücking weird names

    America, Netherlands
    Ayr
    Barking
    Batman, Turkey
    Bird In Hand, Pennsylvania
    Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
    Blyth, Northumberland
    Boring, Oregon
    Bury
    Condom, Gers
    Crewe
    Climax, Michigan
    Die, France
    Diss
    Egg, Austria
    Egg, Switzerland
    Eye, Suffolk
    Fleet, Hampshire
    ***ing, Austria
    Goole
    Hell, Grand Cayman
    Hell, Michigan
    Hell, Norway
    Hyde, Greater Manchester
    Intercourse, Pennsylvania
    Kissing, Germany
    Leek, Staffordshire
    March, Cambridgeshire
    Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure
    Paradise, Michigan
    Petting, Germany
    Poole
    Reading, Berkshire
    Sale, Greater Manchester
    Sexmoan
    Sharon, Massachusetts
    Skye
    Twist, Germany
    Wank, Bavaria
    Ware
    Wedding, Germany
    Worms, Germany

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    A Town called 'Fücking' in Austria

    by budapest8 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    You are in F��cking Austria now


    Outside visitors are causing a lot of worry and are costing money
    to a tiny village where signs keep getting stolen.
    What do the signs say? “Welcome to Fücking, Austria.” Pronounced “fooking,”
    the little hamlet of Fücking is named after the man who
    founded the village in the 6th century.

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    Fücking Austria

    by budapest8 Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    Can u see the F��cking sign?
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    ***ingAustria
    people are so silly.

    From the naughty toponyms archive comes
    the tale of a little town in Austria with a big problem
    keeping American tourists from stealing their street signs.
    Coming soon to a theater near you, it's ***ing, Austria!

    The village is known to have existed as “***ing” since
    at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century
    called Focko. “Ing” is an old Germanic suffix meaning “people”;
    thus ***ing, in this case, means “place of Focko’s people”.

    By the way:

    Coincidentally there are two small municipalities
    just over the border in Bavaria, Germany called Petting and Kissing.
    There is always Dildo, Newfoundland, Canada!

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