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Ozzy
29th Aug 2005, 18:02
It's All in a Name
British visitors find the name of F---ing, Austria, so funny they keep stealing the village signs. Local authorities are not amused. "We will not stand for the F---ing signs being removed," the town's police chief told the The Sunday Telegraph. "It may be very amusing for you British, but F---ing is simply F---ing to us. What is this big F---ing joke?" Local guide Andreas Behmueller says only the Brits seem to focus on the name -- Germans want to see the Mozart house in Salzburg, Americans are fascinated with the setting for The Sound of Music and the Japanese want to visit Hitler's birthplace in Braunau. "But for the British, it's all about F---ing," Behmueller said. Guesthouse manager Augustina Lindlbauer complains, "Just this morning I had to tell an English lady who stopped by that there were no F---ing postcards."


Full story here. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/28/weffing28.xml) (may need to sign up for free to view)

Ozzy

tony draper
29th Aug 2005, 18:33
Theres a place in Oregon called Wankers Corner,the sign is always surround by holidaying brits rolling about on the ground laughing,much to the bemusment of the cousins.
:cool:

acbus1
29th Aug 2005, 19:08
Theres a place in Oregon called Wankers Corner......
Let me guess.....mainly populated by discharged seamen.

BenThere
29th Aug 2005, 19:14
Everyone in WC knows when the British are coming.

HOGE
29th Aug 2005, 20:39
On a similar theme, I used to find it amusing in the American sitcom "Married with Children", that Peggy Bundys maiden name was Peggy [email protected] Never raised a titter with the audience when she said it,

Loose rivets
30th Aug 2005, 00:11
Mmmm...purchased a car from a ******. Nigerian he was, and I tried so hard to pronounce it Onecar or Wwww anker…but they just said Mr ****** will send it down to you. Make the cheque out etc etc.

What about Prat’s Bottom in Kent? Strange that there is not more mention of that.

In Tennessee, there are places (house names etc ) called Gobbler’s Knob…I kid you not. I think it refers to a Rooster. But why the knob I don’t know.

One Brit had a number plate in CA of 'BOLLOKS' it seems that they did not know the meaning some years ago.

TheFlyingSquirrel
30th Aug 2005, 00:14
You must have seen ****ers tourist coaches driving around the UK - WHY OH WHY did they go for such huge sign writing ? Still makes me smile !!

TFS

Foss
30th Aug 2005, 00:50
There's a wee village in Southern Ireland called Muff, and yes it does have a diving club (even though it's inland)

Lon More
30th Aug 2005, 02:46
Similarly thelate Matt McGinn did a story about the village of Effen; mainly about the Effen bees and the Effen police.

MadsDad
30th Aug 2005, 07:46
And then there is the small village in Essex, called Ugley.

Where the parish notice board carries the notices of the meetings of the 'Ugley Women's Institute'.

(Abberrant apostrophe?)

Parapunter
30th Aug 2005, 08:50
There's a mountain in Austria called the Wank as well. They have held hang gliding comps on it. I recall the report opening along the lines: Great conditions for the Wank...:rolleyes:

angels
30th Aug 2005, 09:17
Check this (http://www.wankerscorner.com) out. It's the Wankers Corner website. If I dine at the saloon I will ask them to hold the mayonnaise....

Also, see the cartoon character at the bottom....not sure if its a wind up or not.

Maxflyer
30th Aug 2005, 09:27
angels, I checked out the site and on looking at the vents page found the following:




Mondays Crappy Happy Hour
Tuesdays Texas Hold'em Poker Party
Wednesdays ******'s Corner Acoustic Wednesdays:
Live music starting at 8:30 PM every Wed. night in July. Also, enjoy great Coors and Coors Lt. specials.
Thursdays Jimmy Buffett night every Thurs. in July and Aug.
Live music with the Schwing Daddies and great Corona and food specials starting at 7:00 PM.

FRIDAY & SATURDAYS
Every Friday and Saturday night there is a deejay dance to rock & roll music of the 50's - 90's, Starting at 9:30. The place is packed by 7pm, so get there early so you don't have to wait in line. A $2 cover charge begins at 7pm, with half the cover going to the Oregon Food Bank. More than $90,000 has been raised in the past few years.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Every Saturday in July live music with Bryan Flannery and Ron Trueherz. If you haven't seen Bryan and Ron perform at ******'s your missing out. They will play from 8:30 PM to 10:00 or 10:30 PM every Sat. followed by our usual D J and dancing.



Tuesday sounds interesting!

angels
30th Aug 2005, 10:06
Actually looking at it more closely it seems that Wankers Corner is just the name of the saloon, not the town. Still, a fine site.

GearDown&Locked
30th Aug 2005, 10:56
Wednesdays ******'s Corner Acoustic Wednesdays

That should be a good place to take one's MIL :E

tony draper
30th Aug 2005, 12:11
Not so angels, tiz a entire town, it even has a dating agency.
see below.

http://www.match.com/usa/OR/Wankers-Corner.html


:rolleyes:

Darth Nigel
30th Aug 2005, 16:07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankers_Corner,_Oregon

...and I thought you wuz kidding :ooh:

bigfatsweatysock
30th Aug 2005, 16:45
There is also a W anker Beer (http://www.usbeerstuff.com/microl/pa/wa.htm)

There was a time when you could purchase t-shirts and baseball caps that carried the legend "I feel like a Wa nker"

If I knew where to find said merchandise I would willingly buy one for this months THRUSH Award winner.

PPRuNe Radar
30th Aug 2005, 16:55
How about merchandise from the pub mentioned above bigsweaty ??

Wankers Corner Pub, Oregon (http://www.wankerscorner.com/pages/shop.html)

http://www.wankerscorner.com/wankerwear/bbb.jpg

bigfatsweatysock
30th Aug 2005, 16:59
No, it has to be the "I feel like a Wa nker" cap or t-shirt :ok:

You do have to wonder if the website owner is milking the double entenders though

http://www.wankerscorner.com/layout/grab_your_nuts.jpg

leonard17F
30th Aug 2005, 17:09
Well, we have a village named "CONDOM" in South-Western France (near Toulouse).
Guess what, they opened up a museum dedicated to which (rubber) item ?

Ozzy
30th Aug 2005, 17:35
You lot had a rugger player named CONDOM!! "Condom is covering the hooker...":E

Ozzy

TheFlyingSquirrel
30th Aug 2005, 17:39
There going to rename Gordon Ramsey at Clarridges Wankers corner ! About time I reckon !