Taken directly from Column 8 today (15/5):

“Sir,” writes Timothy Sparks, of Cudal, which is always a promising start, “I grew up in Talgarra Place, Beacon Hill, and when the street sign was replaced with a nice new one, reading ‘Talgara Pl’, a neighbour reported this spelling error to Warringah Shire Council, only to be informed that ‘that was the way the Aborigines spelt it’.”

One wonders what they were thinking, but one can’t help giggling, can one?