A small Austrian village called “F ** king” is renamed Fugging after tourists stole their street signs.
Fed up with locals will no longer be known as “F ** kingers” from January 1 after a much-anticipated vote in the council to end the endless “bad jokes”.
Its rude name has made the village an unlikely tourist attraction, despite the fact that it is home to only about 100 people.
It also inspired a movie called “Bad F ** king” and a brand of lager called “F ** king Hell”, because hell is the German word for pale.
But visitors have been slammed for taking too many selfies from the signpost marking the entrance to the village, the Guardian reports.
And local authorities have even been forced to replace street signs with theft-resistant concrete.
A local police chief told The Daily Telegraph in 2005: “We will not stand for the F signs being removed.
‘It might be really funny to you Brits, but F — ing is just F — ing to us. What’s this big F — ing joke? It’s childish. “
But they hope the jokes will end next year after city councilors voted on the name change earlier this week.
He added that the villagers “are fed up with visitors and their bad jokes”.
Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality to which the village belongs, said: “I can confirm that the village will be renamed.”
She told the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten newspaper, “I really don’t want to say anything more – we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past.”
Experts think the name dates back to the 11th century.
Local lore suggests that a sixth-century Bavarian nobleman named Focko founded the settlement.
The Germanic ending “ing” means “family of”.