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an unfortunately named road.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:33:14 AM
A Google search gives 491,000 results for Fucking, Austria (
+Austria ). One of the Wikipedia entries is like this:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
— Village —
Located in Austria 2.5 miles from the German border.
Coordinates: 48°04′02″N 12°51′49″ECoordinates: 48°04′02″N 12°51′49″E
State Upper Austria
Established since at least 1070
Named for 6th century man called Focko
- Total 104
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5121
Area code(s) 06278
Licence plate BR
Fucking (German pronunciation: [ˈfʊkɪŋ]) is an Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the Innviertel region of western Upper Austria.
The village is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) north of Salzburg, four kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the German border.
The settlement of Fucking has existed since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. "-ing" is an old Germanic suffix indicating the people of the root word to which it is attached; thus Fucking means "(place of) Focko’s people." The village has a population of 107.
Fucking's most famous feature is a traffic sign with its name on it, beside which tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. It is a commonly stolen street sign. Significant public funds have been spent on replacing the stolen signs.
In 2004, mainly due to the stolen signs, a vote was held on changing the village's name, but the residents voted against doing so. According to the town mayor, Siegfried Hauppl:
“ We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is. After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement. ”
In August 2005, the road signs were replaced with theft-resistant signs welded to steel and secured in concrete to prevent further chances of the sign being stolen. Few thefts have since occurred, but it remains a problem.
an unfortunately named road.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:06:45 AM
I wish I could find the link to the article.
Your wish is granted. Go to:
Have you ever wondered...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:14:30 PM
My Collins Concise Dictionary says its octopuses, and both hippopotamuses and hippopotami.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:06:54 AM
Betsy D. wrote:
Here's one my friend's mother used to say:
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Thanks for this one. I used to think it was:
"If wishes came true, beggars would ride horses."
And MichalG's "To err is human, to forgive, divine" reminds me of the naughty version:
"To err is human, but isn't it divine?"
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:52:41 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:55:46 AM
'Tiger' Pataudi (Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi): India's cricket captain of yesteryears.
See no evil, hear no evil
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:42:28 AM
Have a look at this cartoon, a variation of the three monkeys:
It's from Speed Bump, for March 24, 2009.
Dreams 'come true' or 'come through'?
Saturday, March 21, 2009 11:31:25 AM
I'd say "Dreams come true" when something happens that you had only hoped/wished for. "Dreams are made true" when you succeed, after striving for it, in attaining something that you had wished for. "Dreams coming through" is new to me also.
people who don't know they're bad at writing.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 11:19:16 AM
I once had a boss who often complimented me by writing "Excellant" on the draft submitted for his approval. After this had happened about three times I told him about his spelling mistake. He laughed and made some lame excuse. A few days later I got another "Excellant" and decided that there really was no way to straighten a dog's tail, as the saying goes. I came to accept it, but I might have made a noise if he had won any prizes in English.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 10:49:59 AM
What has roots that no one sees, is taller than trees, up it goes, and yet never grows?
Give up. What's it?
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