Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It's Pronounced "Fooooooking"

"Brits driving Austrians bonkers over rude village name"

I can't believe I've never heard of this place before. I lead a sheltered life.

Only one kind of crimimal 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.

Well, can you blame them? I mean, when I was in high school, it was a favorite pastime of my... well, I guess you could call them a clique... my clique to steal Taco Bell signs and such. For no good reason. Just 'cause.

But, then, we were kids. In a boring midwestern town with nothing to do and a lot of free time.

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

What cracks me up is the obvious fun the reporter is having with writing this story.

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."

Yes, it's true. Snopes has the scoop, and what is arguably the best pic of all:


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3 comments:

Wayne said...

yeah, I like f--king. But being f---ked is not bad either.

oh sh*t, what am I writing here? okay, I'm on crack.

Kayo Kid said...

Lest you doubt the prurience of Brits, check this out.

Dimarc67 said...

Ach... "Crappen".