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F***ing Austrian Village Seeks Name Change (NSFW)

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The residents of an Austrian village have had enough. In fact they've had more than f-ing enough.

After suffering years of ridicule, the good people of the tiny hamlet of Fucking are to vote on whether or not to ditch the name and thereby hopefully bring an end to repeated vandalism and most recently, prank phone calls.

"People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name,” Franz Meindl, the village’s mayor, said, adding: “But first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether they want to change it or not”, reported The Telegraph.

The village, which is located just a few miles from the German border, earned its notoriety at the end of World War II when American soldiers discovered it. Since then, it has become something of a tourist attraction but also a target for thieves.

Road signs have been a popular target even though they are fixed to steel posts set in concrete. Other regular exploits for those not strong enough or just unwilling to take the signs, have included photo shoots of half-naked women in front of the signs, couples filming themselves in flagrante and recently, the phone calls.

The poll of the 100 or so residents takes place later this week.

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