As a P.S. to the whole "towns named Fucking and Petting relatively near to each other exist": Someone came up with this route adding two more towns...
@Anke oh oh oh, that's the baseball metaphor right?
1st base: Kissing
2nd base: München
3rd base: Petting
4th base: Fucking
5th base: Wedding
(Disclaimer: I don't know how baseball works)
@bluestarultor @Anke Yeah, I do feel for them. Popular culture has ruined quite a few signs forever. Like some of the larger states like Colorado, California and Texas won't post a Milemarker 420 anymore, instead posting a 419.99 or a 420.01, or just skipping it entirely. Kansas and Missouri have similar problems with MM 4.20 but in both cases, freeways have their mile markers on the center divider and there's 5 a mile (every 0.2 miles).
@BalooUriza @Anke Makes sense. In the case of Fucking, it's probably not helpful that everyone doing it is foreign and specifically English speaking since in their language it's a perfectly normal name, from a local person of import, much like we'd name a place [Name]town. Basically it would be like getting a huge influx of French in a place called Gagner or something and making a mess. "Ugly American" syndrome.
@anke reminds me of this /r/traa post https://www.reddit.com/r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns/comments/bfr5nq/picture_of_my_transgender_journey/
@Anke Well, I heard that Fucking wants to change the name to "Fugging"? But what is the root of the word Fugging?
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!