I read an article in an Austrian newspaper a while ago about a village called Fucking in Upper Austria. Apparently there’s a problem with tourists: giggling hordes of sightseers descend on the village every day, snapping shots of the village’s city-limit sign, stealing the signs of the houses – “Fucking 69” seems to be a popular one. Some pose next to the signs, pretending to *beeep* (guess what?!). And some even come there to come, so to speak. About half of the village’s inhabitants want to change the name to something else, like Fugging. The rest wants to keep its old name; maybe they don’t care, maybe they think it’s kinda funny too?

Luckily Fucking isn’t the only place in the world with a funny name! Ever been to Dildo, Newfoundland or Butts County?    

http://www.signspotting.com/category/odd-place-names

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photo: Douglas Sprott

Happy giggles, Anna-Clara