"Aloha from Nobbysdise", Newcastle Herald reporter Ian Kirkwood said in a message to Topics on Monday.
Ian's "Nobbydise" quip was, of course, a reference to our story on Friday about artist Trevor Dickinson creating a mural for The Young Street Hotel in Carrington with the phrase "Welcome to Carrodise".
Ian has mostly been at Merewether beach in recent days, covering the surfing world tour event.
But he found himself at Nobbys on Monday, where he noticed that someone had decided to make good use of all the driftwood on the beach, no doubt washed up during recent floods.
Meanwhile, Topics contributor Glen Fredericks noted that "Carrodise Island has a nice ring to it".
"I was out at Clarence Town a few weeks ago on a friend's property, shooting footage for a short film involving an inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex and a replica Jeep based on the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park," he said.
This short film will soon be coming to Saurus Squad on Facebook.
"My mate Jacob Wells reckons that property values should increase due to the filmmaking," Glen quipped.
"Henceforth, we shall be referring to Clarence Town as 'Clarrywood'."
Glen reckons they're not the only towns that could do with "a nickname makeover".
"Muswellbrook should look into getting some neon signs and a few casinos along their main strip and rename themselves as Mus Vegas," he said.
"Short of that, as we realise that idea involves a lot of effort, perhaps another Trevor Dickinson mural? That would certainly attract a lot of Instagram-tagged selfies and put the town on the social media map."
Glen wonders whether some other Hunter Region suburbs could be rebranded with "an international flavour".
He has these suggestions: Singopore (Singapore/Singleton), Minmiapolis (Minneapolis/Minmi), San FranIzzo (San Francisco Islington), Sacramayfo (Sacramento/Mayfield), Mount Huttmore (Mount Rushmore/Mount Hutton), San DiArgy (San Diego/Argenton), Nashtonfield (Nashville/Ashtonfield).
Jokes of the Day
Why don't crabs give to charity? Because they're shellfish.
What do you call a hippie's wife? Mississippi.
Why did the man name his dogs Rolex and Timex? Because they were watchdogs.
What's the best way to watch a fly-fishing tournament? Live stream.
What kind of exercises do lazy people do? Diddly squats.
My wife asked me to sync her phone, so I threw it into the ocean. I don't know why she's mad at me.
Why is grass so dangerous? Because it's full of blades.
Yesterday I saw a man spill all his Scrabble letters on the road. I asked him, "What's the word on the street?".
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