A Fjucked Up Name

By Dave Fox

The Swedish town of Fjuckby wants to change its name.

“By” is the Swedish word for town. “Fjuck” is the Swedish word for… ummm… I’m not sure, but in recent years, a similar English word has made its way into Swedish slang. So the town is petitioning the surveyors office for a name change.

Fjuckby is not the only town with a dubious sounding name. There is also:

And it gets worse. There is actually a town in Austria called Fucking. (It’s pronounced “Fooking.”) That particular town has a serious problem with British residents stealing its road signs. And if a trip to Fucking is moving too fast for you, you can visit nearby towns across the German border such as Kissing, and Petting.

I have taken the train through Hell. I have also been to a town in Wales called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn- drobwllllantysiliogogogoch. I have yet to visit Fjuckby, Phuket, or Assmannshausen.

Fjuckby is the only one of these towns that has applied for a name change — but I’m not convinced it’s going to do any good. They want to change their name from Fjuckby to Fjuckeby. If you ask me, just adding a letter “e” in the middle of the name won’t make any fjucking difference.

Published on Friday, December 15, 2006

One Response to “A Fjucked Up Name”

  1. brrre
    December 18, 2006 at 8:46 PM

    Hell has the best post-cards I have ever seen. There is a nice picture of the train station in a dramatic nordic sunset, and Hell is is in big letters on the wall along with the sign “Gods expedition” (checked in luggage) near by…
    The village also have a blues festival every year. The name?
    “Hell Blues Festival” of course…

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