中英对照读新闻》Tired of sniggers, Austrian village tweaks its name to Fugging 受够遭窃笑 奥地利村庄小改名Fugging

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    去年12月14日奥地利Fucking村旧村名指示牌(右),和改名后新名称指示牌(左)。(法新社档案照)(photo:LTN)
    去年12月14日奥地利Fucking村旧村名指示牌(右),和改名后新名称指示牌(左)。(法新社档案照)(photo:LTN)

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    The Austrian village of Fucking is changing its name, the mayor of the municipality where it is located said on Thursday, after residents apparently grew tired of the sniggers it prompted in the English-speaking world and of visitors stealing its signs.

    奥地利Fucking村的居民显然受够村名引来说英语人士窃笑,以及村庄名牌被观光客偷走,当地所属城市市长宣布要改名。

    The village has long been a figure of fun in English-speaking media, which have gleefully reported local exasperation at signs being removed.

    该村庄长期以来一直是英语媒体的取笑对象,这些媒体笑嘻嘻地报导当地村民对村庄名牌被偷之事气沖沖。

    In 2018 the pornographic website Pornhub said it was offering free premium access to residents of Fucking and towns with names such as Titz, Germany or Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

    2018年情色网站Pornhub曾宣佈,提供Fucking村以及德国帝兹镇、美国宾州大比弗市等这些名称地区的居民,免费登入该网站。

    As of Jan. 1 the village will be called Fugging, the official statement said, adding that the initiative had been brought by the residents of the village. (Reuters)

    官方声明说,1月1日起该村将名为「Fugging」,并说这是当地村民提议的。(路透)

    新闻辞典

    snigger:动词或名词,窃笑。例句:I don’t know what they are sniggering about.(我不知道他们在窃笑什么。)

    gleefully:副词,兴高采烈地、非常欢乐地。例句:He is talking gleefully about his trip.(他正兴高采烈地谈他的旅行。)

    exasperation:名词,恼怒。例句:Some officials stormed out of the meeting in exasperation. (一些官员气沖沖地离开会议。)