French town of BITCHE cancelled by Facebook for its ‘offensive’ name… so will Orgy, Condom and Pussy be next?

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French town of BITCHE cancelled by Facebook for its ‘offensive’ name… so will Orgy, Condom and Pussy be next?

A FRENCH town called Bitche has been cancelled by Facebook – because it sounds like a sexist insult. Now other French places with names includin

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A FRENCH town called Bitche has been cancelled by Facebook – because it sounds like a sexist insult.

Now other French places with names including Arse, Anus, Condom, and Pussy also risk being cancelled by the Facebook algorithms. 

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A town called Bitche has been cancelled by Facebook – because it sounds like a sexist insult[/caption]

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The small community on the River Horn is right beside the German border[/caption]

Officials in the small community on the River Horn, on the German border, on Tuesday confirmed that the page “has been censored” since last month.

“We’ve appealed but this can take a long while,” said a town hall spokesman in Bitche, which has a population of just 5000.

In the meantime, they have renamed their Facebook page ‘Mairie 57230’ – a combination of the word for ‘town hall’ and their postcode. 

Bitche is situated in an eastern area of France called Pays de Bitche, which means Bitch country.

It has been fought over for centuries with the Germans, who call in Bitscherland. 

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Now other French places with names including Arse, Anus, Condom, and Pussy also risk being cancelled by the Facebook algorithms[/caption]

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The village of Anus also exists in the Burgundy wine region of France[/caption]

The Local Melodie Radio station reported that other towns in the Bitche area were reviewing their social media names, so as to avoid deletion.

“Don’t ever call me Bitche again,” the station posted on its own Facebook site, apparently mocking the Facebook’s cancel culture. 

The America Embassy in Paris was once situated in Place de Bitche – Bitch Square – in honour of the town’s resistance during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. 

But it was renamed United States Square after the Ambassador objected in 1881.

Condom, in south west France
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Orgy, in the centre of the country[/caption]

The Bitche row is likely to lead to headaches in other French towns with embarrassing names.

They include Condom, in south west France, and Orgy, in the centre of the country. 

There is also an Arse Stream (Ruisseau de l’Arse) and an Arse Waterfall (Cascade d’Arse).

The village of Anus also exists in the Burgundy wine region of France, and there is a town called Pussy close to the Italian border.  

Condom once tried to twin itself with a town in the UK, but was denied due to nobody in Britain wanting to be linked with it.

And Germany is home to a mountain called Wank – where visitors can find a mountain hut at the summit, called the Wank-Haus.

Last year a village called F***ing was forced to change its name after locals became fed up with randy tourists having sex by the road signs.

The Austrian village is now known by a new name – Fugging – after town hall chiefs’ patience finally snapped.


Over the years, the village has been become an understandable draw for sniggering tourists, who make a point of stopping in to snap themselves by the signpost

As well as having sex by the signposts, tourists have also been making off with them, leading the local authorities to use theft-resistant concrete when putting up replacements.

The town’s name has long been a source of amusement in the English speaking world.



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