Welcome to FUCKING, Austria

The mayor of an Austrian town named “Fucking” is pleading with tourists to stop stealing its road signs for souvenirs.

“Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr. Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area,” said Siegfried Hauppl. “We all know what it means now, but for us, Fucking is Fucking we don’t give it a second thought.”

Two other Austrian towns, Windpassing and Wank-on-the-Lake, have similar problems, he added.

Google Earth and Mapquest confirm that the town Fucking actually exists. It’s a few hundred kilometers north of Salzburg.

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This sign carries the hilarity even further: “Bitte nicht so schnell!” is German for “Please not so fast!” (Evidently this type of sign is a commonplace reminder in those parts for drivers to keep their speed down to protect children, but the unintended double meaning in this case is particularly amusing.)