Austrian Village of 'Fucking' to Vote for F*cking Name Change

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Residents of Fucking aren't fucking around these days, and they don't want you to, either. After years of global ridicule, prank calls and regional vandalism, locals are refusing to take the joke lying down.

The small Austrian village has been Fucking for 800 years, but all that may soon change. Natives, known as 'Fuckingers,' will be casting a vote this week on whether or not to alter their Fucking name.

Here's the fookin' confusion folks: The town of Fucking in German is pronounced 'fooking,' which rhymes with 'booking.' Apparently it's only us English speaking idiots who don't say it right, and are fixated with fornicating and taking naked photos in front of the Fucking signs.

That's another thing -- officials are sick of having their Fucking signs stolen.

Fifteen have been ripped from the ground over the years, and it's costing the Fucking taxpayers money. Cameras were eventually installed in 2009 to deter tourists from desecrating public Fucking property.

In the past, citizens have tried to cash in on Fucking, which resulted in a ban on the sale of Fucking memorabilia such as holiday and postcards. One naughty native even put up a website and sold T-shirts until he was threatened and yelled at by Fucking townspeople in the street.

The Fucking Mayor was quoted as saying, "I always wanted the name to stay but it's just got too much now. The only problem is that we need all of the Fucking residents to agree to the name change, everyone needs to agree for it to happen. As you can imagine there are heated discussions about the name change."

More than 100 Fucking villagers came together back in 2004 when a vote was taken on whether or not the sleepy hollow should change it's namesake. Then-Mayor Siegfried Höppl said at the time, "Everyone here knows what it means in English, but for us Fucking is Fucking -- and it's going to stay Fucking."

This current ballot will determine whether or not Fucking inhabitants will adopt a new moniker, and the most likely contenders are rumored to be "Fuking" or "Fugging."

While Fuckingers might be fine with the change to Fugging, a community 200 miles south has a major problem with those Fucking people.

Their town is already named Fugging.

Andreas Dockner, Mayor of the village of Fugging told the UK Mirror, "We think one Fugging in Austria is enough."

The rub is Dockner's hamlet had the name Fucking since 1195 and changed their name to Fugging in 1836. "We are very proud of our name," he said. "But it is our name now."

Some words of warning from the Mayor of Fugging to the Mayor of Fucking, "I'd advise Fucking not to change anything."

Now, that's telling those fuckers.

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