The town of Fucking, Austria.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby Tombola » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:05 pm

http://ooe.orf.at/news/stories/2533547/

It has already been stolen 13 times!!!

Police catches "Fucking" thieves:

Three Germans were caught trying to steal the "Fucking" village sign...
It has already been stolen 13 times but this time police caught the thieves...
The thieves carried special tools with them but failed...
for that reason they tried to dig it out...
police caught them in the act...
the municipality considers changing the name...
the Lower-Austrian village Fugging was also spelt "Fucking" some hundred years ago...
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby tabbs » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:36 am

Wikipedia in English has a fairly long article about Fucking which explains why some tourists may be tempted to "grab" a sign as a souvenir. The name change story, however, seems to be a legend. ;)

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby xpetrovic » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:27 am

In Lithuania, there are settlements Šveicarija, Paryžius and Londonas in radius of 5 km. What is more, there's a village called Kaukazas 15 km away :D

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby tabbs » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:15 pm

Neat. There are quite a few places named (after) Switzerland, basically whenever there are some hills in an otherwise flat region. ;) But such a combination is sure interesting.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby lmviterbo » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:54 pm

It would be way more interesting if London were towns.

That map seems to be made just for fun. Paryžius and Londonas are not towns, just farms or settlements with 7 people each in 2001.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby tabbs » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:25 pm

Would help to know more about the background. Some places in Europe were named after the original destinations of migrants, for example. Another funny combination: In the Northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein there is a town called Sommerland (summer land), and one village/hamlet in that place is Grönland, spelled like the German spelling of that big icy island ...

http://www.amt-horst-herzhorn.de/images/groenland.jpg

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby HBoZ » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:21 am

The head (north) part of isle of texel 8)

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby de*lerger » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:19 pm

Also related (can be found in Friesland):

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby androl » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:49 pm

lmviterbo wrote:It would be way more interesting if London were towns.

You have to look in a different country.

There's a quite large town/city called London, lying at the Thames River, in Middlesex County, even with a quarter called Hyde Park.

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby lmviterbo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:58 pm

androl wrote:There's a quite large town/city called London, lying at the Thames River, in Middlesex County, even with a quarter called Hyde Park.

Haha, great. A "quite large town/city" could only be London, Ontario, but I had no idea about its river being the Thames too, or any of the rest. :D

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby claudio vda » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:46 pm

The Finnish town of Kokkola sounds very nice in Italian because coccola or coccole (the c are pronounced like k) mean cuddling in the sense mother/child but also lover/lover.
For an Italian, Kokkola sounds a very sweet and cozy place, where no child will cry 8)

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby krakauer » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:09 am

There are more funny-sounding town names in German-speaking countries.
Try this sequence on Google Maps :)
https://www.google.pt/maps/dir/Kissing, ... 560732!3e0

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby lmviterbo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:14 am

A little hasty, going from Fucking to Wedding in less than 7 hours…

Anyway, for many people, this is arguably the cycle of life: https://goo.gl/maps/MugFGFT69kL2

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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby androl » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:30 am

On new year's day, thieves stole the sign of Drogen ("drugs") in Germany
http://rtlnext.rtl.de/cms/schild-geklau ... 21052.html
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Re: The town of Fucking, Austria.

Postby Aatos99 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:35 pm

claudio vda wrote:The Finnish town of Kokkola sounds very nice in Italian because coccola or coccole (the c are pronounced like k) mean cuddling in the sense mother/child but also lover/lover.
For an Italian, Kokkola sounds a very sweet and cozy place, where no child will cry 8)

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I just noticed this post :lol: Nice to see other meanings for that name of city, don't know how well it matchs to the place :mrgreen:
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