Hearson Cov? New Burrup sign misses letter

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
Hearson Cov has replaced Hearson Cove.
Camera IconHearson Cov has replaced Hearson Cove. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr.

Since the dawn of time, man has argued over how to spell Hearson Cove on the Burrup Peninsula.

Depending on where you read the name you will see the variations of Hearson, Hearsons and Hearson’s pop up at about the same frequency.

So when installing new signs to go with the turning lane recently constructed to the popular beach, you could almost forgive the sign makers whichever way they decided to go.

Well, we are proud to say they did get Hearson correct.

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What they failed to spell correctly however, was cove.

It is a simple four-letter word which is none too hard to fit on a sign, yet somehow they have managed to kill off Hearson Cove, and introduced us to the new and improved Hearson Cov.

Now for anyone who wants to say “you’re being unreasonable, it is an abbreviation”, you are wrong.

We checked, and according to the Australian Government’s Metadata Online Registry for representational attributes the abbreviation for cove is cove.

Further research on Urban Dictionary reveals “cov” is in fact a Scottish word with no definition, it is simply said after every sentence.

In a world where we can fit Mandjoorgordap Drive on a sign, it would be a bit rich to suggest we could not fit an “e” on the end of “cove”.

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