[R] How about a mascot for R?

Andrew Robinson andrewr at uidaho.edu
Fri Dec 3 03:18:18 CET 2004

David, you raise an interesting point.  However, my wife reminds me
that another reason to consider the use of the kangaroo is the popular
story that the origin of the word, far from being the name of the
animal, is the local dialect for "I don't know".

The OED notes this origin in passing, along with a disclaimer that
there is no evidence to support it.


On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 03:04:52PM +1300, David Scott wrote:
> As to an animal mascot, I think a New Zealand mascot is a must, and 
> suggestions of Australian ones would not be warmly received by New 
> Zealanders. (To clarify, despite the address, I am Australian.)

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