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‘Fucking’ in a museum: Beloved Austrian village sign goes on display

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Had there been no such thing as social media, then the Austrian village of Fucking would surely still bear the same name. Its straight-faced residents would never have batted an eyelid or cracked a smile when seeing their village’s name on signs, and they would have been left alone from the hoards of selfie-hunting, signpost-stealing tourists. But that’s not how it happened. Instead, Fucking has been quite a headache for this small community of Austrians. The village was forced to change its name from Fucking to Fugging, only slightly less silly sounding, but not quite silly enough for an inte…

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