Town Considers Changing Its F'ing Name
Too many people are stealing its road signs, generally mocking it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2012 2:26 PM CDT
A tourist's car enters the village of Fucking, Austria.   (Getty Images/AFP)

(Newser) – For some reason, residents of Fucking, Austria, are considering changing the village's name. We're not sure why. It's an honorable, centuries-old name derived from a 6th-century Bavarian nobleman called "Focko," it's had a beer named after it, and apparently, naked women often pose next to its road signs. But hoodlums are also fond of stealing those signs, the Telegraph reports—at least 13 have been swiped recently, and they cost almost $400 each—and the jokes have gotten old for the town's 104 residents.

"People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name," the village's mayor said in a recent interview. "But first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether want to change it or not." The vote will be held later this week. What would the name change to? Many are advocating a switch to its 16th-century spelling, "Fugging."

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Superabound
Apr 19, 2012 8:59 AM CDT
"But hoodlums are also fond of stealing those signs, the Telegraph reports—at least 13 have been swiped recently, and they cost almost $400 each" Heres an idea: MAKE THE SIGNS CHEAPER How the hell does a simple sign cost $400? Just print the name in black ink on a thin white sheet of plastic, problem solved.
slammer
Apr 18, 2012 4:29 PM CDT
cool just give me the old sign for my coll.
LASSE
Apr 18, 2012 12:52 PM CDT
What to do with everybody that is named Dick???? Do they have to change name as well....