Thursday, October 9, 2014

What I learned today: Fucking is a city in Austria

screenshot from Google Maps
I was doing some research (I can't tell you about what, but it was legit, important research) and I discovered that there's a village in Austria called Fucking, semi close to the German border.

Yeah, no big deal.

It's not pronounced in the English way (obviously, because they're Austrians), but more like Fooking. If you've ever seen the film District 9 and heard the numerous times the main character drops the f-bomb, you'll know what this sounds like. So you can pronounce it was a Johannesburg accent.

The poor villagers often get their town signs stolen so the tourists can have a laugh. Tourists will also have sex underneath the sign for extra laughs and so they won't have to caption the photo for Tumblr or Instagram. Two birds, one stone. ("Bird" also has a second meaning in British English, so even more extra laughs there?).

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