Monday, May 01, 2006

No F**king Way

There's a town in Austria that has the biggest problem keeping its street signs. One might wonder why these street signs are so popular until you hear the name of the town. Well, we can't actually print the name in this blog, but you can figure it out: it's called F**king. Now before you get offended, you should know that in their language, it's pronounced "fooking" like "looking." And the town was named by a man named Focko. In German, the "ing" suffix means "people" as in "people of Focko."The town never knew the English connotation until 1945 when large numbers of British soldiers came by. Word spread until the townspeople had to base the signs in huge concrete blocks to keep people from taking it.

No matter how straight-laced you may be, tell me you can resist sniggering at this quote from the local police chief: "We will not stand for the F**king signs being removed. It may be very amusing for you British, but F**king is simply F**king to us. What is this big F**king joke? It is puerile."

If you want your own F**king souvenir, you can get it at the town's official F**king website.
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2 comments:

Mauricem said...

When I first saw this I figured it was a joke, but it's real! Hard to believe.
I think the souvenior site is fake though. Just because I refuse to let go of my disbelief and 'cause its pretty cheesy.

Monkey Migraine said...

No, it's real. Sadly. Check Wikipedia