'That's it you F*ckers! We're voting on it!' The words we hope one Austrian villager shouted when the small hamlet of F*cking finally decided to vote on whether to keep their 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 [not 'F*ckers', then] have to agree on whether they want to change it or not.” And all 104 of them will have their say later this week.
The Daily Telegraph reports that F*cking lived its quiet life blissfully until US troops, stationed in the area at the end of the Second World War, discovered it and, obviously, told everyone they ever came into contact with about it from then on.
Apparently some thirteen £250 signs with the village’s name have been pinched by ultimate souvenir thieves, and the sight of naked women posing for snaps beside signs has become a common.
The Telegraph even says that one local business woman is so angry with people stealing the signs that she has taken to adding another “g” to reduce the comedic value.
One option being mooted pre-vote is to readopt its 16th-Century spelling and replace the “ck” with a single or double “g”. Sounds like a Fugging great idea.