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"?

2)in village name

enter image description here

1 Answer 1


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.

  • 1
    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
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 20:20
  • @F'x: I do presume that those children claimed millions from the municipality for prolonged psychiatric therapy? Commented Mar 6, 2011 at 1:17

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.