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Locals in F**king, Austria, wanted to change their name to Fugging to end years of sniggers from English speaking pranksters. As well as stealing street signs the locals were also fed up with anonymous phone callers asking "Is that Fucking" before hanging up. But in a vote only half of the villagers, mostly those who lived near the F**king street signs, voted for the name change, the other half who were further away wanted the name to remain. In the end it was decided to keep the name after the mayor of another village in Austria already called Fugging told F***ing residents that one Fugging was enough - and threatened a legal challenge if they tried to copy it. Now fed-up residents have given up and decided to carry on as F**king, and hope the world will get tired of making them the butt of saucy jokes. Mayor Franz Meindl explained: "The cost of the name change would have been enormous. "We would have to change all sorts of paperwork, documents, and street signs all over the place and we suspect people would still make fun of us, so we have dropped the idea."
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