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Kangaroo???

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    chikanoman

    [1]Sep 25, 2009
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    Thoughts on the Kangaroo?

    I have nothing but it's similar to the horse on lost.

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    Chaos_Zombie

    [2]Sep 25, 2009
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    I was thinking more polar bear but it's all the same, haha. It confused me and the main character and at first I thought it was a runaway from the local zoo.
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    fredbalsdon

    [3]Sep 25, 2009
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    Chaos_Zombie wrote:
    I was thinking more polar bear but it's all the same, haha. It confused me and the main character and at first I thought it was a runaway from the local zoo.
    Same here
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    KingofIPirates

    [4]Sep 25, 2009
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    Kangaroo probably represents how their memories jumped into the future.
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    mizzllat

    [5]Sep 25, 2009
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    The most common myth associated with the word "kangaroo" is that is from the Guuyu Yimidhirr language, and is a phrase that is supposed to mean "I do not understand you."

    As the urban legend tells it, Captain Cook and his accomanying naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks, were exploring a previously unknown region of Australia when they first encountered the huge, oddly mouse-like creatures. Cook asked his guide, a member of the Guugu Yimidhirrr tribe, just what the heck the strange animals before them were, and the guide is said to have animatedly responded "kangaroo." Because of this, Cpt. Cook and his men only naturally began calling the animal by this name, which only seemed befitting, as it was as funny to say as the animal, itself, seemed to be. In fact, each time one of Cook's men referred to one of the big-footed creatures as a "kangaroo," the accompanying tribesmen would break out in an uproarious and great laughter.

    It wasn't until much later in the expedition, though, that Cook was struck with the irony of the situation. It seemed that, rather than being the animal's name, the word "kangaroo," in the local language, was actually a phrase that meant "I do not understand you." Despite the obvious mistake, the name had already stuck, and people have called it such ever since.

    As fun as the tale is, it was wholly debunked back in the 1970s, by internationally respected linguist, John Haviland.

    Edited on 09/25/2009 10:26pm
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    g_glynos

    [6]Sep 26, 2009
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    I also think that someone who was cleaning it's cage in the zoo probably passed out and it got out...That is the only logical explenation..of course,nothing stops them from showing the man in the black coat with a lease in his hand and the Kangaroo as his pet! He looked to me like he was searching for something in the stadium...!
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    demanjakas

    [7]Sep 26, 2009
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    Maybe the Kangaroo was transported to some local zoo and after the black out the transporter crashed and kangaroo just escaped, it's nothing special ^^
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    killerclown126

    [8]Sep 29, 2009
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    I'm from Australia and I'm just wondering if American people know much about kangaroos because some Americans I have spoken to know nothing about them. And what about other australian animals like wombats and echidnas?
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    bookwormyay342

    [9]Sep 29, 2009
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    Lol i was racing on here to make the exact same thread. Just to let ou knowits actually a wallaby, not a kangaroo. There is a difference. I should know, they break into my backyard all the time looking for food .

    Hey i'll find some pics.

    First one is is of a wallaby

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    Kangaroo

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    And no i haven't got off topic...much. I just hope you like clarification
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    phallica

    [10]Nov 5, 2009
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    Actually, if you look, it IS a kangaroo.
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    grobsiul

    [11]Nov 9, 2009
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    Hey bookwormyay342,

    I dont know if your gonna read this again, but did you know that Scifi Wire quoted your post?

    http://scifiwire.com/2009/11/the-kangaroo-caused-abcs.php

    It's at the bottom of the list. Hehe

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