* The Austrian village of F***ing is providing much mirth to the British
Angry residents in the village of F***ing are complaining about drunken English speaking callers demanding to know ‘Is that F***ing?’ – before bursting into laughter and then hanging up.
Pranksters noticed that residents of the badly named village could be found by typing the word ‘F***ing’ in the online Austrian telephone book www.auskunft.at.
Also available on the telephone book are locals at the Austrian villages of Oberf***ing, Windpassing, W**kham, and Rottenegg – although it seems that F***ing is the most popular – and the one that is being targeted by pranksters. And now random callers have been making life miserable for the villagers.
Johann Maier, 56, told local media: ‘It’s true – we get calls and a voice in English asking if we are in F***ing or is that F***ing – then there is laughter or something – and then they hang up.’
Mayor Siegfried Hauppl said: ‘I don’t know why they have to go on about it all the time the English – we are always in the news but we are just a little village – we want to be left in peace.’ And he rejected any suggestion that the village change its name.
Last year locals in the Swiss village of W**k urged the F***ing residents to lighten up – open a few guests houses and sell postcards to cash in on their fame. The W**k Guest House, they said, was full all year round.