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So Fugging over it … Austrian village changes its name after 1000 years


The long-suffering residents of a small Austrian village with a very offensive name have had enough.

From January 1, the village of F–king will officially change its name to Fugging.

Fed-up F–king residents, who have long borne the brunt of jokes about their town’s name, won’t miss it. But tourists, petty thieves and fans of unusual place names might.

The-town-to-be-known-as-Fugging is north of Salzburg, near the German border, and has had its unfortunate name for nigh on 1000 years. More recently – as the internet brought it to global fame – it has attracted a brisk tourism trade and frequent thefts of its official sign.

All that might be able to end though, with the town council’s decision on Thursday to push ahead with the…



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