Weed Heads and Bong Skate Park
Like the BeeGees, I went to Humpybong State School. Other kids from neighbouring schools used to
employ their sharpest wit and call it Humpy-pong. Ouch!
The Humpybong Skate Park would often have the “Humpy” part painted over. “Bong Skate Park”! Can you imagine that?
I’ve been working in Tweed Heads since late May last year and I’ve learned that there is a similar practice here. The
somewhat regal name of Tweed Heads, by the removal of a single letter, becomes weed Heads. Punctuation is KO’ed by the comedic heavyweights. That’s clever. Oscar Wilde, eat your heart out!
I first learned about this cultural phenomenon when I wrote an article about the Tweed Heads’ Wikipedia entry being vandalised. Read it for yourself.
Anyway, it wasn’t until earlier this month – way after the Wikipedia entry had been fixed up – that I actually saw, what I will henceforth refer to as the ‘act of minus-T’, it with my own eyeballs.I knew I had to capture the act of minus-T and store it digitally for future generations.
There’s a very smug person with green stains on his or her hands who laughs every time they pass this sign. Somebody with green thumbs.
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