[Mirror] Austrians considering renaming their village from Fucking to Fugging have been told to think again – because the name is already taken. Villagers at Fucking in Upper Austria voted yesterday to change the name to Fugging. But then came the news that there used to be a second village with the name Fucking in Austria – and residents there had already bagged the name Fugging more than 100 years ago. Fugging mayor Andreas Dockner – 200 miles away in Lower Austria – said: “Nobody alive now remembers why it was changed from Fucking to Fugging, but it was and that is now our name. We think one Fugging in Austria is enough. I can’t say whether the decision to change the name from Fucking to Fugging was anything to do with embarrassment at its meaning in English but the word Fucking has been around for a long while. We are certainly a lot closer to Vienna which was the centre of the Habsburg Empire at the time, and they probably would have been a lot more English visitors there that might have raised the matter.” Historians confirmed that the first known use of the verb in the context of having sexual intercourse was in 1475, and it has also been found in a dictionary from 1598 – it even turning up in one of Shakespeare’s plays when it is mentioned in Henry V. Fucking mayor Franz Meindl said that apart from the name their tiny village with just over 100 residents would be a rural paradise. He said: “It is beautiful countryside here, it’s otherwise peaceful and we have a good community. It’s only ever the name that causes us troubles.” Fucking residents said the final straw was a growing number of calls by pranksters from abroad who ring up locals and ask in English “Is That Fucking” – before bursting into laughter and hanging up. “The phone calls are really the final straw”, said Fucking Mayor Meindl, who confirmed that the villages street signs were regularly stolen – even though they had been welded on steel posts set in concrete in the ground. Drivers heading into the village often disturbed naked couples romping in front of the signs, and local entrepreneurs made the situation worse by flogging off Fucking postcards – Fucking Christmas cards and even more recently a Fucking beer.
I want to take a minute to finally acknowledge the payoff for starting my own blog that like 8 people read. I never knew what my actual point was. No goal in sight. Just felt like I had to do it instead of writing elsewhere as a 3rd stringer. Now, I know what it was. I use the past tense because it’s just been met. If I never started intoBOLIVIAN, I would have never learned the single most important piece of information I never thought to seek on my own.
“Historians confirmed that the first known use of the verb ‘fucking’ in the context of having sexual intercourse was in 1475…”
Shit blew my fucking mind. I’m not even kidding in the slightest bit. I read that sentence and felt a strange sense of accomplishment which I owe all to this absolutely retarded website. I’d have never seen this article otherwise. I mean usually, when you want to know something, you know exactly what it is and do what you can to get it. Yet for some reason I treated the word “fucking” like a long-term relationship. Just took it for granted and never actually thought to get to learn everything I could about it despite how important it is to my everyday life. Well, fucking as used in the context of sexual intercourse, I love you. I mean it, and I’m sorry for the years of take-take-take. I really want to get to know you better because I care, and I’ll be making a much more concerted effort to do so. So you’re 537 years old? That’s cool. You don’t look a day over 21…