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Old 04-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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Fucking Austria May Change Name

The prank calls were the last straw.

The Sun reports that residents of Fucking, Austria are set to vote on whether to change their town's name.

This town bears the same name as one of those words you're not supposed to mention on TV or in the classroom.

For residents of this Central European town, it's been hell -- and that should not be confused with a small hamlet in Michigan that's actually called "Hell."

The constant sign-stealing and mockery from tourists have rubbed many locals the wrong way.

"The only problem is that we need all of the Fucking residents to agree to the name change," Mayor Franz Meindl told the Sun. "Everyone needs to agree for it to happen."

The Telegraph writes that the village of 104 residents was pretty much unknown until U.S. troops were stationed in the area at the end of WWII.

The paper describes how the town got its name in the first place:

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.

The Register reports that the town considered changing its name in 2005, but that the citizens voted against renaming the town.

"We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is," then-Mayor Siegfried Hauppl said following the 2005 vote. "After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr F--k or the F--k family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:34 AM
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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

Hell, Michigan you say? That's not the only one.

Hell, Norway:

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

Rename it fraking.

Instant tourist trade from Battlestar Galactica fans.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

"Let's go to Fucking!"

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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

Misleading thread title good sir

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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

I think it's great. The tourist trade alone and souvenir sales should be more then enough to make the residents happy.

As a store owner you can do some cool signs. Home of the Fucking Burger - a burger topped with two pieces of bacon split by a juicy sausage

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hahaha Don't change the damn name.

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Re: Fucking Austria May Change Name

Haha, rename it Tromaville. Fich mich? Jaa

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