Austrian Village With Offensive Name Votes on Name Change

A small Austrian village was once named after Focko, a 6th Century Bavarian nobleman, and the modern spelling of “F*cking” was adopted in the 18th Century.

All 104 residents of the Upper Austrian town near the German border are set to vote later this week to rename themselves something less… crude. They are considering changing the name to “Fugging” instead.

Local residents have grown tired of tourists constantly laughing at their name and stealing town signs. At least 13 of the road signs in the village have been stolen. Many tourists have also posed naked in front of the village sign for a humorous photograph.

 

 

Village in the UK Renamed After Ashton Kutcher

In a silly publicity stunt by the Comedy Channel, a small village in the UK was renamed after American Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher for one day.

All of the road signs in the village were sneakily changed overnight to say “Ashton Kutcher” rather than “Ashton-Under-Hill”. Flower beds also sprung up overnight spelling his name. The stunt will bring publicity for Kutcher’s appearence in the new series of the American television sit-com Two and a Half Men. The show premiered in Britain on February 27th.

The village pub was renamed the “Ashton Kutcher Arms” for the day and a bronze statue of the actor appeared in the center of the village.

One elderly lady interviewed for the stunt was not pleased by the change, She said “I’ve been a resident here for 35 years, never heard of Ashton Ku…Kushner, never heard of two point five men, don’t know who they are.”

Bill Griffin from Comedy Central said: “The stunt was genuinely meant in good humour and if any of the locals from Ashton Under-Hill were amused, bemused or in any way inconvenienced I’ll stand them a drink at The Starr Inn or as we like to call it the Ashton Kutcher Arms.”