Sick of being the butt of international jokes, residents of the town of 'F***ing' in Austria will hold a vote this week to see whether they will change their village's name.
The 104 residents, known as 'F**kingers', will decide later this week if the village will change its spelling back to 'Fuging', the name of the town until the 16th century, reported the Daily Telegraph.
The settlement was relatively unknown until it was 'discovered' by US servicemen stationed at the end of World War II. Since then, the village has gained notoriety as an unlikely tourist destination.
"The Americans want to see where The Sounds of Music was filmed. The Japanese want Hitler's birthplace in Braunau. But for the British, it's all about F***ing," a tour guide told the Daily Mail in 2005.
In 2005 F***ing was forced to put in concrete signs to stop thieves from taking them.
This isn't the first time the village has revised its name: in 2004 a similar vote was held and the proposition overturned in favour of keeping the name, a tribute to Bavarian nobleman Focko - a resident there 1500 ago.
The debate is reminiscent of the Irish town "Effin" which gained infamy when locals protested Facebook banning their hometown on the site.
Locals fought hard, crying "it's not effin fair", especially considering nearby towns of Freemount and Nicker didn't face the same restrictions, reported the Guardian in December.
Facebook eventually gave up and residents celebrated by selling t-shirts with slogans like "Proud Effin Paddy".
- HERALD ONLINE