Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oz Trivia

Tennis pro Evonne Goolagong’s last name means "Kangaroo’s Nose" in one of Australia’s Aboriginal languages.


But does the kangaroo make that loud grunting noise when it hits a tennis ball with its nose? Perhaps.

6 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Intresting. I love Kangaroos. There such cute little critters. A friend of mine that lives there say they can be really means at times, and that they regard them there like we do all the deer up here. They are everywhere in certain areas.

Oxy said...

The kangaroo is known to make a racket when it plays tennis.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Why do they grunt? It sounds like they're trying to pinch a loaf, not play tennis! Ungh!

Oxy said...

Miss Ginger Grunt. Today, grunting among female tennis stars is the norm rather than the exception. That awful woman Monica Seles started it, and was not condemned for it. Seems that there is a move to ban it at Wimbledon this year. I'll believe it when I see it! It really ruins watching tennis!

mistress maddie said...

I love kangroos but a friend of mine who lives there said they can be quiet mean at times!

Oxy said...

No, Mistress Maddie, they can be mean at all times!