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Old 04-18-12, 16:42
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Default F**king Austria!

No, this is not a hate post. It's about a real town in Austria called...um...uh...

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2012/4/...F%2Acking+Name

(Given the way my homeowner's association operates, I wonder if it's possible to change my subdivision name to this? )
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Old 04-18-12, 16:48
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Default Re: F**king Austria!

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tells us that the town's name sign has been stolen 13 times
And you are surprised by this? lol


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it's been the name of the town since the 18th century
So that was an okay word back then?
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And you are surprised by this? lol
I'm surprised they haven't given in and opened a gift shop selling replicas of the signs - kind of a Santa Claus, Indiana for those with twisted minds like mine.

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So that was an okay word back then?
From Wikipedia (orig. article is uncensored):

It is believed that the settlement was founded in the 6th century by Focko, a Bavarian nobleman. The existence of the village was documented for the first time in 1070 and historical records show that some twenty years later the lord was Adalpertus de Fucingin. The spelling of the name has evolved over the years; it is first recorded in historical sources with the spelling as Vucchingen in 1070, Fukching in 1303,[5] Fugkhing in 1532, and in the modern spelling F**king in the 18th century,[6] which is pronounced with the vowel oo as in book.[2] The ending -ing is an old Germanic suffix indicating the people belonging to the root word to which it is attached, thus F**king means "(place of) Focko's people."[7]
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Is that the home of the croissant?

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Default Re: F**king Austria!

Why change it? Then you become another invisible little place.

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All was fine and dandy for the 108 residents of ****ing, until the postcard sales and tourist bus revenue was sullied by petty crime. You see, The Telegraph UK tells us that the town's name sign has been stolen 13 times, and at 250 each
Just get a decent ****ing sign and weld it to the pole.
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