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Austrian village votes for name change

  1. Apr 18, 2012 #1

    arildno

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    No, They should not change the name. They should be proud of it. If it changes we can not tell anymore "Ever been to ...?" ;D
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 #3
    I wish I lived in a town where half-naked women would pose under street signs... :cry:
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 #4

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    I once saw a picture of one of that town's signs, next to another sign warning drivers to slow down for children: "Bitte, nicht zu schnell!" ("Please, not too fast!")
     
  6. Apr 21, 2012 #5

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    UPDATE:

    The ****ingers has now ended their vote, and chose to remain ****ingers in the future as well.
    :smile:
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 #6

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    Shouldn't they just be ****ers? :confused:

    By the bye, why is that I got an infraction for typing asterisks in place of a questionable word in a different thread, and everyone on this thread is doing it freely?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2012 #7
    That was my thought.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2012 #8

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    Thee and me, Stats. You think so much like me that sometimes it scares me.
    (Well, you're a lot better at the thinking than I am, but at least we're on the same track.) :biggrin:
     
  10. Apr 21, 2012 #9

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    Both in the Telegraph in the Norwegian daily, the correct term is Guckingers, rather than Guckers (or something like that).
     
  11. Apr 21, 2012 #10

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    Right. Sorry. I forgot that we were dealing with German/(French? What's the other aspect of Austria?) I was applying English language conventions where they don't belong. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
     
  12. Apr 21, 2012 #11
    Jimmy is a nice name.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2012 #12

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    However..the name originates, it seems, from a 7th century Bavarian nobleman called Focko, according to The Telegraph.
    Perhaps the Fockers would be the proper name for the villagers??
     
  14. Apr 21, 2012 #13

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    Quite possibly, but there's always the chance that some moron in Hollywood would try to sue them for copyright infringement.
    This reminds me of one of my favourite jokes, but I can't repeat it here. Leave it suffice to be said that it involves both the name and someone like Andre. :devil:
     
  15. Apr 21, 2012 #14
    Ahhhhh... that relieves me. :approve: For sometime, I was really worried that they are going to change the name.
     
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