Austrian village of Fucking to be renamed Fugging

Locals were fed up of people stealing road signs.

Austrian village of Fucking to be renamed Fugging

An Austrian village with the unfortunate name of Fucking has had enough of the mockery and will change its name to Fugging, local leaders said Thursday.

The tiny village north of Salzburg, with a population of just over 100, has become something of an attraction because of its name, with road signs regularly stolen. According to Kurier, annoyed locals tried to stop this from happening by encasing the bottom of the signs in concrete.

It’s been a long-running problem. According to a Daily Mirror article from back in 2012, locals often “disturbed naked couples romping in front of the signs, and local entrepreneurs made the situation worse by flogging off Fucking postcards — Fucking Christmas cards and even more recently a Fucking beer.”

From January 1, it will instead be known as Fugging, according to a notice posted Thursday by local authorities.

Source : Politico EU More