The town of Fucking, Austria.

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The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby SeanW » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:42 pm

I just read about this little village in Austria, near the border with Germany, the name of which is Fucking, which for obvious reasons is amusing in the English speaking world. And so I wonder, has anyone here ever been there? Entered notes from Fucking :twisted:

There is no listing in the EBT database for it, I wonder is it because the village is part of the municipality of Tarsdorf, which is listed? If I were to enter a note from Fucking, Austria today (obviously I can't) what would happen?

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby klapotec » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:00 pm

SeanW wrote:There is no listing in the EBT database for it, I wonder is it because the village is part of the municipality of Tarsdorf, which is listed? If I were to enter a note from Fucking, Austria today (obviously I can't) what would happen?

Well, the way the location database is set up now, entries for Fucking would of course be assigned to the profile of Tarsdorf.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby SeanW » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:00 pm

I gotta ask, could we please make an exception for the village of Fucking n :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby BaliBennie » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:57 am

As Support Admin I can see deeper in the location list.

There is only one bill registered in Fucking.
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby vermeer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:36 am

Google Maps is calling the town Hucking.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby dserrano5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:20 am

I see a village called Fucking and a set of streets/roads called Hucking.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby maarsy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:28 pm

i recall there being a debate about this town a while back to change the name as ppl kept stealing singposts

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby SeanW » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:12 am

After a local ballot rejected the idea, they decided to make the signposts more secure, i.e. embedding them in concrete.

They really ought to open up some gift shops etc in Fucking ...

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby tabbs » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:57 pm

Guess that these things are funny primarily for people who are monolingual. I remember that some other people (who spoke English only) found the second syllable in our "Ausfahrt" signs amusing. :mrgreen: Well, in Northern Germany you can come across place names such as Hymendorf or Fickmühlen, but they would not be in the EBT database either, hehe.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby lmviterbo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:00 am

Some funny / rude names are in the database, though.

At the moment, the only person who can say "I've registered a note in Poo" is the Spanish user Glaciar. (I wonder why this town doesn't show up on a regular search.)

As far as I know, no Portuguese user has been to the Italian Cona. (This is the most hardcore name for "vagina", in Portuguese.)

Is there any other place names that sound or look rude or funny in your own language?

(Oh, and if this is your kind of humor, here's a huge Map of Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World.)
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby Aatos99 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:55 am

Varkaus town in :flag-fi: Finland has funny name; it means theft in Finnish. :)
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby jrnsndrs » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:39 am

Not rude, but still funny: Muggenbeet ('mosquito bite') in The Netherlands.
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby Montgomery Burns » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:20 pm

Viterbo, I think this is the link you meant to post:

http://maps.geotastic.org/vaguely-rude-places/index.php

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby lmviterbo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:04 pm

Montgomery Burns wrote:http://maps.geotastic.org/vaguely-rude-places/index.php
Yes, that's it, thanks, I wonder how I got it wrong… Corrected now.

I was waiting for answers with names that are pretty normal in the local language but sound rude or funny on any other language, just like Fucking in Austria. Like Tróia, in Portugal. The Italian word "troia", pronounced the exact same way, means either whore or sow (female pig).


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