Facebook: an Effin joke?

The Guardian (among others) has reported on how Facebook is refusing to allow residents of Effin, Co. Limerick.

Anne Marie Kennedy, who works at the University of Limerick, said yesterday that she, along with several more friends, have been trying to insert the village name into the “home” section of their Facebook profiles in recent months. But they have not been successful.

Kennedy also tried to set up a Facebook page entitled, “Please get my hometown Effin recognised”. But it too was blocked by the social networking site.

“It came back with an error message saying ‘offensive’,” she said.

It seems an appropriate time to post a recording of An Effin Man, by my late father Garry McMahon.

It’s a wonderful place as I’m sure you will find

And if you can’t see that you’re just Effin blind.