F-ing in Austria
The mayor of an Austrian town called F---king has urged tourists from Britain to refrain from removing the road signs.
Siegfried Hauppl said the small town always attracted a lot of attention from tourists driving up from nearby Salzburg to pose for pictures in front of the signs.
However, the money the tourists spent in the area has failed to soften the blow of having to replace the signs which have become popular as souvenirs.
"We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is.
"After all, F&*#$@g has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr F&*k or the F&*k family moved into the area. The 'ing' was added as a word for settlement."
Apparently the villagers found out about the English meaning of the word from British and American soldiers stationed in the area in 1945 started arriving in large numbers.
Hauppl said: "We all know what it means now, but for us F&*#$@g is F&*#$@g - we don't give it a second thought."
'Stop stealing our F&*#$@g signs'