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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Stop Stealing the F---ing Signs!

From this source:

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 F---ing are failing to see the funny side, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

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

Local guide Andreas Behmueller said it was only the British that had a fixation with F---ing.
"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 Hitler's birthplace in Braunau.

"But for the British, it's all about F---ing."
h/t to JJ, who is British and who is off traveling somewhere ------ in Austria?
[I begged him to bring me back a sign]

I just "snoped" the story. It seems to be correct. Here is more, including real, uncensored, photos and a humourous write-up.

There must be a market for these signs, a market that could be profitably exploited by the F---ing souvenir shops. If there isn't, there should be [bizskool students can thank me later.]

Where are the t-shirts: "I visited F---ing Austria"?

and the one for the kids: "Mom and Dad Went to Austria and All They Brought Me Was this F---ing T-Shirt." The opportunities for tackiness, well appreciated by those of us in the Philistine Liberation Organization, are boundless.
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