Ugly Hell: Tired of ridicule, Austria’s village changing name World News

Residents of an Austrian village will play under a new name – fugging – in the new year, after making fun of their markings, especially on social media, he became too tolerant.

Eventually, they got tired of its current name, Fucking, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

The minutes of the Municipal Council meeting, published on Thursday, show that about 100 kilometers (215 miles) east of Vienna, Fugging will be named from January 1, 2021.

An increasing number of English-speaking tourists have signaled to stop at the entrance of the village to take pictures of themselves through signposts, sometimes with obscene obscenities on social media.

Many have also allegedly stolen signposts, prompting local authorities to use anti-theft concrete when making changes.

In the end, many villagers decided they had enough.

“I can confirm that the name of the village is being changed,” said Andrea Holzner, mayor of Tarsdorf.

“I really don’t want to say anything else – we’ve had a lot of media frenzy about this in the past,” he told the regional daily Oberstrechtie Naturechton (OEN).

According to the Austrian daily Die Press, the villagers, known as the Fukinger, had “plenty of guests and bad jokes.”

But not everyone is happy with the change.

“Don’t people have a sense of humor these days?” Asked an OOeN reader.

Another noted: “They are preaching for free – they should be happy with a funny name.”

The locals first found their village in the news when it was the backdrop to a book by Austrian novelist Kurt Palm, which was later turned into a film called Bad Fucking.

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The village was first officially settled in about 1070, but local education suggests that the sixth-century Bavarian Nek Foko is the one who actually established the settlement. Fuching’s spelling was used in a map of 1825.

Painting is a village just across the border in Bavaria in Germany.

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