have a strange sense of humour
. In Sydney
, one of the larger suburban railway
stations is named Eastwood
. Every single printed instance of this word around the station (and far, far beyond) has had the letter "s
" scraped off it, leaving the name "Ea twood". And I literally mean every
instance. There are dozens of them, mostly on station seats
. Most large public maps
of the area have also been defaced
in this manner. If you're on a train
passing through this station (most northbound trains do so), your bound to see this phenomenon
Once a year or so, when the annual budget
is allocated, some of the signs
are restored to say "Eastwood
". This usually lasts for about 6 hours, whereupon the station regains it's new name of "Eatwood".
It's so well known, that I've met several people refer to the whole suburb as "Eatwood".
I won't go into the fact in Brisbane
, there's a suburban station named Virginia
. Thankfully, they use vinyl printing
which cannot be scraped off easily.