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Old 08-29-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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Brits driving Austrians bonkers over rude village name

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Sun Aug 28, 6:33 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - British tourists have left the residents of one charming Austrian village effing and blinding by constantly stealing the signs for their oddly-named village.
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While British visitors are finding it hilarious, the residents of F---ing are failing to see the funny side, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

Only one kind of criminal ever stalks the sleepy 32-house village near Salzburg on the German border -- cheeky British tourists armed with a sense of humour and a screwdriver.

But the local authorities are hitting back and with the signs now set in concrete, police chief Kommandant Schmidtberger is on the lookout.

"We will not stand for the F---ing signs being removed," the officer told the broadsheet.

"It may be very amusing for you British, but F---ing is simply F---ing to us. What is this big F---ing joke? It is puerile."

Local guide Andreas Behmueller said it was only the British that had a fixation with F---ing.

"The Germans all want to see the Mozart house in Salzburg," he explained.

"Every American seems to care only about 'The Sound of Music' (the 1965 film shot around Salzburg). The occasional Japanese wants to see Hitler's birthplace in Braunau.

"But for the British, it's all about F---ing."

Guesthouse boss Augustina Lindlbauer described the village's breathtaking lakes, forests and vistas.

"Yet still there is this obsession with F---ing," she said.

"Just this morning I had to tell an English lady who stopped by that there were no F---ing postcards."
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Re: Brits driving Austrians bonkers over rude village name

Here's a quality Wikipedia page for everyone's enjoyment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...al_place_names

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We will not stand for the F---ing signs being removed
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It may be very amusing for you British, but F---ing is simply F---ing to us. What is this big F---ing joke?
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Local guide Andreas Behmueller said it was only the British that had a fixation with F---ing.
[...]
"But for the British, it's all about F---ing."
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Yet still there is this obsession with F---ing
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"Just this morning I had to tell an English lady who stopped by that there were no F---ing postcards."


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Believe me: in German this little town is pronounced Fooking, right. Its just spelled.. yeah yeah. The Austrians. A bunch of bacon-eaters with harmonicas up in the mountains

And leave our signs there! People have to know that they have arrived Fucking. Know that Fucking starts there.
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The townspeople are not business-minded apparently, they could embrace Fucking and sell Fucking signs, Fucking postcards, Fucking mugs, etc. Make a fortune and reduce the Fucking sign pilfering problem!
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