Cursed Austrian Village Looking To Reverse Misfortune With Name Change

The Upper Austrian village of Fucking is fucking sick and fucking tired of all the fucking jokes, so its 104 inhabitants (demonyn: Fuckingers) are getting together to mull a name change.

So named after its purported founder, the 6th century Bavarian nobleman Focko, Fucking — meaning "the village of Focko's people" — has undergone several spelling changes over the years, before settling on its current moniker in the 18th century.

The settlement, located not far from the German border, didn't gain its notoriety until US troops made their way to the area during World War II, and discovered the amusingly named village. Since then, local residents have had to deal with their pricey road signs being stolen over a dozen times, and scantily clad tourists snapping lascivious photos by the side of the road.

"People are now willing to discuss changes to the spelling of the name," said Fucking mayor Franz Meindl. "But first all Fuckingers have to agree on whether [they] want to change it or not."

If the name-change measure is approved, the village will likely revert to a previous, less tee-hee version of its appellation.

[photo via WENN]