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Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

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Mayor says residents, known as Fuckingers, ‘have had enough of visitors and their bad jokes’

Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name – Fugging – after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

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