come to austria and visit fucking!

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fucking [G] is a little settlement in upper austria, about 35km from salzburg.
while its name doesn’t mean anything in german, the english pronounciation has made the little district of tarsdorf pretty popular.
according to the media, english-speaking tourists are arriving in busloads, to take photos in front of their name place signs :mrgreen:

by the way: fucking’s name place sign is the most frequently stolen traffic sign in austria. but that’s probably going to change now: a week ago, the signs were replaced with signs “… welded to steel and embedded in cement…” to make the signs thief-proof. although – one resident stated that the thiefs were now bringing hacksaws and other equipment.

english media: theregister.co.uk, ananova.com
austrian media: kurier.at, orf.at
wikipedia: de, en
some newspapers apparently din’t want to (or weren’t allowed to) write fucking, so they wrote f**king. this actually leaves more creative space: you may use fucking or forking, … there’s a whole lot to fill in here!
:mrgreen: :grin:

and the moral of the story is: if you come to the salzburg region, visit fucking and have a good time ;-)

 
speaking of funny place names: there’s a whole list of places in the english wikipedia.
if i ever get to massachusetts, i MUST go see
Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

 
this entry is gonna get me some weeeiiird google traffic ;-)

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