Sunday, August 28, 2005

A Big F***ing Problem.

Check out this article from the Telegraph, about a town in Austria with the unfortunate name of F***ing. What's their problem, you ask? Light-fingered British tourists.

But for the conservative inhabitants of a settlement called F***ing in rural Upper Austria near Salzburg that comprises just 32 houses (population: 104), the English meaning of their village's name is just one giant headache. One night, all four road signs on its approaches were stolen by tourists. Since records began, there has been no crime there - apart from the perennial theft of what officials call "street furniture".

Thanks to Larry Urdang for the link to the article!


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