One hell of an Austrian postmark


Simon Usborne
Thursday 19 April 2012 11:14
No Fugging way: residents of Fucking have failed in an attempt to change the hamlet's name
No Fugging way: residents of Fucking have failed in an attempt to change the hamlet's name

It was a Fucking nightmare for the 104 residents of the unfortunately-named hamlet in Austria. Fuckingers, as they are called in Fucking, whose name is apparently derived from Focko, an old Bavarian nobleman, were told yesterday they could not switch to Fugging to avoid ridicule and the theft of road signs (a dozen have been pinched).

Bad news for them but good for the easily amused, who need not even travel so far to titter. Here follows a selection of Britain's rudest places: Bell End; Nob End; Pratts Bottom; Shitterton; Wetwang; Balls Green and Twatt.

In the US, meanwhile, some people driving north from Pennsylvania to New York will take five hours to get from Intercourse to Climax.

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