Saturday, January 13, 2007

Where are you from ?

From AFP news agency:

British tourists have left the residents of one charming Austrian village effing and blinding by constantly stealing the signs for their oddly named village.

While British visitors are finding it hilarious, the residents of Fucking are failing to see the funny side. Only one kind of criminal stalks the sleepy 32-house village near Salzburg on the German border - cheeky British tourists armed with a sense of humor and a screwdriver.

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

"We will not stand for the Fucking signs being removed," the officer said.
"It may be very amusing for you British, but Fucking is simply Fucking to us. What is this big Fucking joke? It is puerile."

Local tourist guide Andreas Behmueller said it was only the British that had a fixation with Fucking.
"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 Hilter's birthplace in Braunau."
"But for the British, it's all about Fucking."

Guesthouse manager Augustina Lindelbauer described the village's breathtaking lakes, forests and vistas. "Yet still there is this obsession with Fucking," she said. "Just this morning I had to tell an English lady that there were no Fucking postcards."


DiiGMaa said...

LoooooooooooooooooooooL !!!

That was funny !

MSB said...

wow.. that brings a whole new meaning to "Let's go to Fucking Austria!" :/

Spontaneousnessity said...

holy moly! it's no place for children that's for sure!

cixousianpanic said...

LOL!! very hilarious!! that just made my day!

moocherx said...

I didn't believe it at first... so checked on Google maps. it's east of Tittmoning (which sounds like part of a porn actresses repertoire)

elijah said...

LOOOL good one!

Joud said...

diigmaa: my sentiments exactly

msb: indeed, also to "i hear Fucking is fantastic this time of year"

spont: definitely rated R. funy thing is that sign under the name of the town with the 2 kids on it, it says "not so fast please" - i mean come on !

cix: glad it did ;)

moocherx: tell me about it - believe me there's a lot worse. i witnessed this sign 1st hand on my drive to the alps last year; almost stopped for a picture but it was cooold :)

elijah: thanks !