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The Austrian village of Fucking is to vote on a name change in an attempt to escape the constant ridicule and attention the name attracts.

 

The 104 residents of the village will cast their votes later this week on whether to alter the name.

 

“People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name,†Franz Meindl, the village’s mayor, said in a television interview. “But first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether want to change it or not.†For centuries the tiny village in northern Austria lived life in happy obscurity, but life changed when US troops, stationed in the area at the end of the Second World War, discovered it, and since then the village’s name has been a constant source of amusement for tourists and irritation for locals.

 

At least 13 €300 road signs bearing the village’s name have been stolen, and the sight of semi-naked women posing for photographs beside signs has become a common sight. One local business woman, exasperated with people stealing her sign has taken to adding another “g†in the hope it will deter thieves.

 

A brisk market in postcards and Christmas cards making liberal use of the name have also managed to spread its fame.

 

In an attempt to curtail the fun had at the village’s expense some locals want to readopt its 16th-Century spelling and replace the “ck†with a single or double “gâ€.

 

Experts say the town’s name is derived from Focko, a 6th Century Bavarian nobleman, and the modern spelling was adopted in the 18th Century.

 

 

- Matthew Day

 

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The Austrian village of Fucking is to vote on a name change in an attempt to escape the constant ridicule and attention the name attracts.

 

The 104 residents of the village will cast their votes later this week on whether to alter the name.

 

“People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name,†Franz Meindl, the village’s mayor, said in a television interview. “But first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether want to change it or not.†For centuries the tiny village in northern Austria lived life in happy obscurity, but life changed when US troops, stationed in the area at the end of the Second World War, discovered it, and since then the village’s name has been a constant source of amusement for tourists and irritation for locals.

 

At least 13 €300 road signs bearing the village’s name have been stolen, and the sight of semi-naked women posing for photographs beside signs has become a common sight. One local business woman, exasperated with people stealing her sign has taken to adding another “g†in the hope it will deter thieves.

 

A brisk market in postcards and Christmas cards making liberal use of the name have also managed to spread its fame.

 

In an attempt to curtail the fun had at the village’s expense some locals want to readopt its 16th-Century spelling and replace the “ck†with a single or double “gâ€.

 

Experts say the town’s name is derived from Focko, a 6th Century Bavarian nobleman, and the modern spelling was adopted in the 18th Century.

 

 

- Matthew Day

 

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pennsylvania has a more subtle village called intercourse, home to the amish. god has a sense of humor!!

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Canton of Zug is in Switzerland. If you ask this an Austrian: mikec.gif

 

i seem to recall a village in the same part of Europe called WANK.

on a different tack i chuckled when in Austria one Year and saw a nameplate outside a Doctors surgery.

it was Dr Frankenstein......... :tophat:

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