This Austrian Village Has Either the Worst or Best Name Ever

This Austrian Village Has Either the Worst or Best Name Ever

Residents of the Austrian village of "Fucking" aren't too fond of their town's name, for some reason. We're not too sure why, because we personally find it really amusing. Like, is their police force called the "Fucking Police"? What about their post office - "Fucking Post Office"? The library? The schools? So many joke possibilities! 

Anyway. Many residents of the small Upper Austrian town seem to disagree, because they're getting together to propose a name change. According to the Telegraph, there's been a long-standing problem with tourists stealing road signs with the village's name on it - thirteen have been stolen, so far - and "semi-naked women posing for photographs beside signs has become a common sight."

The Fucking mayor, Franz Meindi, weighed in on the possibility during a television interview, saying, "People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name ... but first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether want to change it or not."

The 104 residents of the town are set to vote on a name change later this week. Should the name change be agreed on, it's expected that a single or double 'g' will replace the 'ck,' which is not nearly as funny, just weird-looking.

[via Gawker]

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