Saturday, May 12, 2012

A town full of expletives

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Yes, folks, there's a town in Austria with that name.

It's actually pronounced like Fooking. Fucking residents are obviously not happy about their town's name anymore, since it's now somewhat universally known what their town's name means in another language. There's another town that's named Fugging already in Austria, and so they can't use that anymore. Anyways, the town's name has probably been the cause of a numerous number of crimes and so seriously, they want to change their town's name, even if in German/Austrian, it doesn't mean anything close to its English meaning. Read this "news" article where I learned about this from:

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