Shakespeare said, “a rose by another other name would smell as sweet.” The residents in a small village in Austria with the unfortunate name of F**king think a place that’s called any other other name would get less offensive treatment.
Moves are now afoot to change the village name to something less distinctive.
“The only problem is that we need all of the F**king residents to agree to the name change,” Mayor Franz Meindl said -speaking literally, you can assume, and not colloquially, in a recent TV interview. “Everyone needs to agree for it to happen.”
F**kingers – there are only 104 of them – have tired of the giggles and endless jokes that follow the mention of their village, which is properly pronounced Fooking.
“When you order something from a catalog, for example, and you give the address, there’s snickering, always snickering,” said Jo Lindlbauer, who runs Gasthof Lindlbauer, the only B&B in town, and who has endured such reactions all his life.
Not everyone in this picturesque village, whose name is apparently derived from Focko, an old Bavarian nobleman, wants its name changed. “It is ridiculous. We don’t suffer because of the name,” a F**king female resident said before she hung up the phone.
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