View Full Version : Village votes to stay "Fucking"

18 Jun 04,, 01:41
Residents of an Austrian village called F*cking, have voted against changing the name.

The 150 or so people who live in the village debated the issue after roadsigns kept being stolen - many by British tourists.

Spokesman Siegfried Hoeppl, said, "Everyone here knows what it means in English, but for us F*cking is F*cking - and it`s going to stay F*cking - even though the signs keep getting stolen." :eek: :biggrin:

He said the name came from Mr F*ck and his family who settled in the area 100 years ago, and added "ing", meaning village or settlement.

The villagers didn`t find out about the English meaning of the word until Allied soldiers stationed in the region in 1945 pointed out the alternative meaning.

Local newspaper editor Menhardt Buzasa said there had been an increase in the number of signs being stolen, and said British tourists were usually blamed.

"I do not agree it is just the British. F*cking is universal. Germans use it as much now as the British, and it also means the same to the Americans, Australians and anyone in the English speaking world," he said.

Similar votes on a name change have taken place recently in neighbouring Austrian towns Wank am see and Petting, as well as in Vomitville and Windpassing.


18 Jun 04,, 04:32
ROTFL :biggrin:

19 Jun 04,, 03:36
hey ..... I like an address in that village ...

19 Jun 04,, 13:33
There is a chap, whose title is "Mayor of Fucking".

Gotta love him. I love the street signs. Not too fast now.

The little town's official site : http://www.fucking.at/

19 Jun 04,, 21:03


20 Jun 04,, 01:57
Does Vomitville have a site too? :cool: