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Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name


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Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

They finally grew weary of ****, its current name which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

Minutes from a municipal council meeting published Thursday showed that the village of some 100 souls 350 kilometres (215 miles) east of Vienna will be named Fugging from January 1, 2021.

Increasing numbers of English-speaking tourists have made a point of stopping in to snap pictures of themselves by the signpost at the entrance to the village, sometimes striking lascivious poses for posting on social media.

Some have reportedly even stolen the signposts, leading the local authorities to use theft-resistant concrete when putting up replacements.

Finally, a majority of the villagers decided they had had enough.

"I can confirm that the village is being renamed," said Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality to which the village belongs.

"I really don't want to say anything more -- we've had enough media frenzy about this in the past," she told regional daily Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten (OOeN).

According to the Austrian daily Die Presse, the villagers, known as Fuckingers, "have had enough of visitors and their bad jokes."

But not everybody seems happy about the impending change.

"Don't people have any sense of humour these days?" asked one OOeN reader.

Another noted: "They're getting free publicity -- they ought to have been happy to have a funny name."

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Once the tourist dollars dry up, they will change the name back and start hoping for the jokes again.

 

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I had a hygiene teacher in Junior High School whose name was Miss Fugarino. It was a boys' class, and touched, in those early days, on what would later become sex education.  You can imagine what the boys did with her name. Miss Fugarino got married the following year and took her husband's name.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Swithin said:

I had a hygiene teacher in Junior High School whose name was Miss Fugarino. It was a boys' class, and touched, in those early days, on what would later become sex education.  You can imagine what the boys did with her name. Miss Fugarino got married the following year and took her husband's name.

 

 

Just reminded me of Miss Ballbreaker.

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Re: Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Wonder if astronomer Carolyn Porco  ever considered changing her last name because in some countries it  translates... PIG!

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:lol:

 

The village is Austria is pronounced Fooking named after a man during the 6th century.  Doubt the obscene meaning existed then.

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