Austrian Village Should Never Change Its Awesomely Obscene Name

"What’s in a name?" asked Shakespeare. One town is asking. And it’s the town with the single most awesome name of all time. No, not Paris. Not London. Not my beloved Brooklyn. But the town of Fucking, Austria. I’m not making this up.

The residents of the town, or rather, the village of Fucking, named after a sixth century Bavarian nobleman named Focko, are getting a wee bit tired of tourists either stealing and/or taking off their clothes and getting busy with its town signs. So the residents will vote later this week on whether to change the village’s name.


Okay, I understand that it must get expensive and time-consuming replacing signs. And having pranksters molest your village signs for their personal amusement must get old too. But c’mon. This is a great name! What do you want, a boring name like every other village name out there? Forestville or Woodside or Springfield? When you could be Fucking? Get it?! You could be Fucking! Har.

All right, I understand. You want to be taken seriously. You’re probably over people coming into your town (Get it? Coming into your town?) and just immediately expecting to get lucky. Just assuming you're some sleazy, slutty, easy town. You probably have important statues of Bavarian noblemen and classy museums and beautiful scenery. You’re not just a good time town. I get that. You have a lot to offer, Fucking.

But do you really want all those tourists dollars going to Dildo, Newfoundland? We are in a recession. Think about it. Hard. Get it? Hard. Bwahaha!

Sorry, Fucking. I'll still respect you in the morning.

Should the village of Fucking change its awesome name?


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