View Full Version : German beer can call itself "Fucking Hell"


Mo
03-28-2010, 10:37 AM
A German brewery has won its battle to market a beer called "Fucking Hell". The European Union's OHIM trade marks agency initially rejected the name because of its sexual connotation.

That decision has now been overruled in the OHIM's appeals procedure. The brewery defended its choice of name pointing out that 'hell' in German means 'pale' and refers to light-coloured ale. It also argued that the beer is produced in Fucking, a village in Austria.

It is a popular destination with British tourists, who enjoy being photographed in front of the traffic sign on which the village's name is printed. A few years ago, residents voted to keep the name, despite the problems caused by the tourists.

A few years ago a referendum was held to decide whether or not to change the village's name because of all of the attention, but in the end it was decided that the name should stay unchanged.

<img src="http://www.rnw.nl/data/files/images/Fucking-2.jpg">

German beer can call itself F**king Hell | Radio Netherlands Worldwide (http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/german-beer-can-call-itself-fking-hell)








Well, that was the highpoint of my day.

duovamp
03-28-2010, 10:39 AM
One of my favorite colors ever that the E36 M3 comes in is called Hellrot Red. (I think it just means bright red maybe?)

http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/26238/2747705010047582302S600x600Q85.jpg

Oh, Germany. ^_^

Order 66
03-28-2010, 12:09 PM
leave it up to a bunch of krauts to throw family values out the window

samuel redman
03-28-2010, 01:42 PM
yeah swear words are always fun!!

The Jesus
03-28-2010, 02:09 PM
I wish they had won World War 2. :(

The Jesus
03-28-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that we'd have our flying cars now if they'd won. :(

slunken
03-28-2010, 02:12 PM
yeah swear words are always fun!!

I'm consciously trying to curse less in my day-to-day conversations.

hnibos
03-28-2010, 03:13 PM
why

slunken
03-28-2010, 04:05 PM
I always remember ppl saying things like "oh when ppl curse it's just lazy or sloppy language skills" and plus sometimes ppl will shut off what you're really saying and only focus on the cusses. Plus it makes me aware at how often I do curse. It just rolls off the tongue so naturally. Plus I want to be in total control of every aspect of my mind+body (soul integration).

hnibos
03-28-2010, 05:07 PM
sounds pussy

Luke's Wall
03-28-2010, 08:31 PM
[I] The European Union's OHIM trade marks agency initially rejected the name because of its sexual connotation.



:rolleyes: Can't have anybodys feelings hurt now, can we?

slunken
03-28-2010, 09:56 PM
sounds pussy

it's a fun experiment.

Toast
03-28-2010, 10:19 PM
I'm pretty sure that we'd have our flying cars now if they'd won. :(

I don't think we'll ever have flying cars... there would be a 9/11 every day if we did.

slunken
03-28-2010, 10:20 PM
I like the way you think.

It's like we already have flying cars but they're just called airplanes.

murgle
03-29-2010, 12:06 AM
I'm consciously trying to curse less in my day-to-day conversations.

I have to censor myself at work. Yay customer-service oriented job. It's a good thing, but it was really freaking difficult at first.

My proudest moment is when I slammed my hand in a cabinet and it hurt like a motherfucker. I yelled, of course, "MOTHER......... crap!"

I was happy, anyway. My coworkers just laughed.

Dogfighter28
03-29-2010, 12:08 AM
at geek squad a guy told me his virus popped up when he was on black cuties dot com

DThroneDictafon
03-29-2010, 05:19 PM
what Mo do?

DThroneDictafon
03-30-2010, 07:00 PM
No really. What Mo do?

28if
03-30-2010, 07:17 PM
I wish they had won World War 2. :(

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ATS
03-30-2010, 07:41 PM
yet another internet meme gets turned out by capitalism