Skip to comments.F***ing village to change its name after being bombarded by prank callers
Posted on 06/01/2012 9:44:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Prank callers have proved the final straw for the mayor of F***ing, who will hold a vote this week about whether to change the name of the village.
Callers have been ringing up families and businesses simply to ask: Is that F***ing before laughing and hanging up.
Signs have been stolen, while the ones that remain often have seen naked couples getting frisky in front of them.
The 16th-century name for the village was Fugging and many want this reinstated.
Mayor Franz Meindl added: I wanted the name to stay but its got too much now. The only problem is we need all of the F***ing residents to agree.
At least other Austrian villages, such as Oberf***ing and Windpassing, will keep pranksters amused.
(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...
Wiki entry for the village in question.
It's in Austria for F sakes and the only thing since Hitler the world has ever noticed about that Hun backwater was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I prefer to deal with Leftist PC trying to uproot my traditional semantics—like marriage being defined as a holy and legal union between a man and a woman and not between take your pick of sex or species and take your pick of sex or species!!!
Rename the village “A”, as in, “F***ing A!”. Puts you right at the top of the listings of villages to see while in Austria.
I don’t get it.
Why couldn’t they spell “froping” without the “***” ?
That’s the funniest Wiki article I’ve ever seen.
***It’s in Austria for F sakes****
Snark: The could be named like that ancient old town of GAY HEAD on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh wait! It is now called AQUINNAH.
Rumours spread through international news media in April 2012 that the townspeople were thinking about changing the name of the town, or had actually voted to change it. The satirical website The Spoof! published a story on 18 April saying that the townspeople were fed up and wanted to change the name. This minor satire was expanded upon and appeared on the same day in the Daily Mirror newspaper and elsewhere during the following week as a genuine news item, and was repeated by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, who reported that a vote had taken place to change the name to Fugging, but it was discovered that a village with that name already existed just west of Herzogenburg. The irritated mayor of F***ing denied these false stories when contacted.
So, the news story is a lie.
You'd think some enterprising F***inger would set up a souvenir stand to sell F***ing signs and F***ing mugs. I mean, the possibilities are endless.
I guess I should have read the article.
I could have sworn there was a Froping, Austria.
From the wiki article: One did, but it made his neighbors F***ing mad.
Who wrote that one had tongue firmly clenched in cheek, you betcha.
That’s your story, and your sticking to it.
That’s your story, and you’re sticking to it.
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