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Finland Fanny Bus
imageThis image may have been circulating around for a while, but I just got it in my email for the first time today. It purports to show the 'worst named bus company in Finland.' That would be the 'Big Hairy Fanny' Bus Line. I've come across oddly named bus lines before (specifically the Lamers bus company that operates in Wisconsin), but I refuse to believe that there's really a bus company in Finland calling itself Big Hairy Fanny. My suspicion is that the picture was photoshopped (it's pretty easy to insert text into pictures). Or perhaps there really is a bus touring around somewhere with 'Big Hairy Fanny' plastered on its side... though it would probably be some kind of joke, or something created for a movie. The final option (which, as I said, I seriously doubt) would be that a clueless Finnish bus company really did name itself 'Big Hairy Fanny'. But if that's the case, then why the umlauts over the two a's? Until I found out what the reality is behind this mystery photo, here's a poll:
Update: The picture is fake, but the real name of the bus is even better than the fake name. It's Fücker Bus Lines, based in Germany. More details here. Of the 366 people who responded to the poll (which I've now deactivated since the mystery is solved), 46% guessed the right answer, but 54% of you guessed wrong and thought the picture was real.
Categories: Exploration/Travel, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 06, 2004
Comments (9)
A Google search only brings up refs to the picture as a joke. I only looked at the first page or so because of the other links such a search brings up.

It's even worse in Australian slang ...
Posted by Amanda  on  Thu Jul 08, 2004  at  12:44 AM
Oh, so what? Big Hairy Fanny isn't a really bad name for a bus--it elicits a few giggles from passerbys and maybe that's all they want. It isn't vulgar. It's not unbelievable that that's really the name of a bus.
Posted by Mary  on  Fri Jul 09, 2004  at  02:48 PM
In British of Australian English it is vulgar slang for the vagina.
Posted by Amanda  on  Fri Jul 09, 2004  at  10:50 PM
I have seen this same bus photo about two years ago but then it was said to be German and the name on the side was "FUCKER", pronounced FOO-KER. (Two little " above the U)

It's photoshopped
Posted by cameron  in  japan  on  Fri Jul 09, 2004  at  11:54 PM
The omlaut
Posted by Gnus  on  Mon Jul 12, 2004  at  07:12 AM
It's a real photo, but the name is a joke. I've only seen pictures of this one, but I have seen another one that says 'F
Posted by Iain  in  Zurich  on  Mon Jul 12, 2004  at  11:51 AM
The umlauts are only used in
Posted by Nina from Finland  in  Pori/Finland  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  08:44 AM
it aint finnish company, nobody wouldnt ewen understand that text here in finland
Posted by orq  in  finland  on  Tue Dec 07, 2004  at  10:12 AM
big hairy fanny i love it
Posted by Anthony  in  Dublin ireland  on  Sat Feb 26, 2011  at  07:13 AM
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