I recall reading a blog post, possibly on a travel blog about unusual place names, depicting a sign for "Ulica Josip Broz Tito Pedofila".

Here's what I remember:

  • the blog post was in English
  • it included a picture of the sign
  • the sign was in Roman letters and said something like "Ulica Josip Broz Tito Pedofila". I don't remember the precise spelling or word order.
  • the post included an anecdote about why the sign was there. Something like, they couldn't get consensus in the local government to rename an existing Tito Street (he's a controversial and divisive historical figure who led Yugoslavia for years), but they had enough support to name a new one something insulting
  • I think it was in Slovenia, but it could be somewhere else in the region

Google has failed me and I can't find any trace of this blog post or other information about the street. Did it really exist? Can anyone provide more information?

I'm not interested in:

  • Other streets or landmarks named after Tito. There are many listed on Wikipedia
  • Whether Tito really was a paedophile, either by today's or historical standards. There's plenty of information out there on this subject.
  • Whether Tito should generally be remembered as a hero or a tyrant.
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    We want to focus our attention on doubtful claims that are widely held or are made by notable people. Apparently this belief isn't widely held because you have searched and can't find anyone claiming it is true. – Oddthinking Oct 20 '19 at 14:26
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    @Oddthinking politikis.si/2009/04/… – DavePhD Oct 20 '19 at 16:58
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    @davephd that's fantastic. The blog post linked to at the bottom of that is the original one I'd read. It's down now, but I'm looking for an archive mirror of it and will update the question with the new information. – RoundTower Oct 20 '19 at 19:58
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    The image is fake and photoshopped. Reverse image search leads one to a streetscape in Singapore visible on this page m.kumparan.com/report/…. The blogger behind anajud.eu seems...fringe, at best, though I haven't been able to find the particular blog post I had in mind. Seems clear that the street never existed. Thanks again @davephd for uncovering that. – RoundTower Oct 20 '19 at 20:16
  • @RoundTower: I haven't read the original blog article, but my impression from that link is that this is meant to be a satirical mock-up of what the street sign on a street named after someone they don't like should look like, rather than a claim that this is the actual name of the street. It is an illustration, not a claim. – Oddthinking Oct 20 '19 at 23:20

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