Sunday, May 18, 2008

Please, not so fast



You can read more about Fucking, a town in Austria, here. They pronounce it like the Irish do, "fooking". I don't know if there's another town pronounced "fecking" but I'll try and find out.



13 comments:

Freida Bee said...

This raises more questions than it answers.

Erik Donald France said...

Hehe. Try Amish country in Lancaster County, PA with their Intercourse and Blue Ball.

Those Germans!

FranIAm said...

Shut the fooking up Bubbsie!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've always wanted to go there, although I imagine there is quite a lineup for photos at the name signs.

If you don't want to travel all the way to Austria, there's always Dildo or Come By Chance, both in Newfoundland.

BeckEye said...

Sometimes going slowly through Fucking is nice, but other times you just have to plow through at top speed.

Mob said...

Nice one!

International travel should always be this entertaining.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Note that it says the hamlet was founded in the 6th century by "Focko." Yet more clown-related mischief and I'll bet he kept at least four families in his basement.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Bubs, you have made Junior's day and we are just giggling it up this morning! He just asked me, what do you call someone who comes from that village?

GETkristiLOVE said...

This is too weird, my Hockey Hos were just talking about this town last night!

Jewgirl said...

Holy shit, that is hysterical. When I see a sign that says "Fucking" and two happy kids underneath it, it just feels so very wrong. I adore you for posting these kinds of things. Only you, bubbsie, only you.

Fooking. Who are they kidding?!

Mnmom said...

That's fabulous! Especially the "please, not so fast" underneath.

Bubs said...

MnMom, that's what I liked best, too!

JG, I wish it were only me. I found out that BoingBoing did this in January last year. Oh well. Glad you enjoyed it.

GKL, no kidding? In what context?

WP, I'd say they're Fuckers, wouldn't you? And thanks for pointing out the clown connection...sheesh, I'd missed that.

Mob, that's what I think too!

Beckeye, exactly. Sometimes the only thing to do is bear down and just plow right through. Absolutely.

Barbara, I just read about Dildo a little while ago, after I got done with Fucking and felt somehow unsatisfied. I can't believe no one from their public works department hasn't started manufacturing those signs and selling them at the local tourism gift shop.

Fran, ah, fer fooks sake.

Erik, I have visited Intercourse, and Bird-in-Hand too.

Freida, indeed it does.

Dale said...

That's funny fucking. Graham Norton on his talk show called the tourism board in Austria and chatted with them a while, it was hilarious.