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There is a village in Austria named ‘Fucking’ (pronounced fooking)

Fucking, Australia

A village in Austria

“Fucking” is the name of a small village in Austria.  This town only has 104 people in it, but it still gained fame for its name in the English speaking world.  Its road signs are often stolen, and a large chunk of the small village budget is spent on replacing them.  Tourists often take them as souvenirs.  The settlement was founded by a man named “Focko” for whom the village is named after.  The -ing at the end of fuck in the name of the village, is a German suffix indicating that the people belong to the root of the word it was attached.  “Fucking”, in this sense, means “Focko’s people.”

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Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

3 Comments

  1. Ink Pastries

    In the state of MIssouri, the sign for “Harg” used to be stolen. But not as compelling as “Fucking,” for sure. : )

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