No Fugging way. Joke-weary Austrian village changes its name

What’s in a name? Turns out, quite a lot, if you live in the Austrian village of F**king.

From January 1, the village will be renamedFugging,” after local residents grew tired of widespread international attention, CNN affiliate OE24 報告.
“ザ・ 決定 has already been made by the local council,” Andrea Holzner, mayor of the Tarsdorf municipality in western Upper Austria, told OE24.
The unusual name of the village, home to some 100 人, has made it something of a tourist attractioncrowds of visitors have descended upon the settlement to take selfies with its place name sign, OE24 reported.
    The sign was also stolen regularly, forcing the local municipality to weld it and set it in concrete to keep it, OE24 said.
    International headlines, television shows such asThe Grand Tourand porn websites have all focused their coverage around the town’s name, according to CNN affiliate ORF.
      F**king is not the only place trying to sever links with a controversial namesake. 先月, residents of the Canadian town of Asbestos, Quebec voted to rename it Val-des-Sources.
      Close to half of the town’s 6,000 or so residents turned out for a parking lot-basedcar votein mid-October.

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