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Subquestioning "Substitute for F*** in emphasizing disbelief, anger, etc":
How would you substitute the vulgar English word in foreign phrases like in:
1) brand name:
"Fucking beer"?

or
2)in village name

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I wouldn't. Bowdlerizing actual foreign names because of English-speaker squeamishness is just over so many lines, for me. If people are in a situation where they need to discuss Fucking, Austria, they just need to learn to deal with it.

Besides, if we can learn to handle Bangkok, we can handle anything.

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Well said. I grew up in a French village who's French name is the feminine of cat, but is also slang for “pussy”. Clearly, this lead to a lot of not-overly-subtle-jokes in high school, but most of the children survived. –  F'x Mar 5 '11 at 20:20
    
@F'x: I do presume that those children claimed millions from the municipality for prolonged psychiatric therapy? –  Cerberus Mar 6 '11 at 1:17

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