I am reposting this video I took a few years back – just for fun (and because it is school holidays and hard to get any writing done with the kids at home).

Now Stafford, I know you were attacked by an Eastern Grey, so you don’t have to watch again πŸ˜‰

I apologise for my atrocious Australian accent.

20 thoughts on “Boxing Kangaroos

  1. I remember this one well and it’s as wonderful the second time around. I live among squirrels, naturally, instead. I love your Australian accent. I think it’s my favorite of all the English language accents.

    1. Haha! I put it on youtube this time (last time it was just a blog video) – glad you like it Squirrel. Can’t believe anyone loves my accent – I would like a French accent or Russian or Italian or Irish etc., any day.

    1. What a great site – I just had a quick listen – mine is the very broad, lazy as, don’t want the flies in my mouth, monotone – haha. Sef effrican eh! I do a good sef effrican impersonation (well you mightn’t think so bb – haha).

      1. ha, ha – let’s hear it – but your impersonation has to cover the speaking of English with the accents of speakers from at least the 11 official languages of South Africa – English, Afrikaans, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga πŸ˜‰

  2. I didn’t realise Stafford was actually attacked by an Eastern Grey. That’s like going a few rounds with Mike Tyson. Ouch.

    I love this video. It reminds me of my childhood in the Sydney suburbs where we saw lots of native wildlife including wombats, blue tongues and frilled-neck lizards. I really miss that because you see nothing at all in the inner city suburbs now. Except birds. Lots of rainbow lorikeets and cockatoos (which I am so glad about.) But I would love to see a kangaroo hopping along.

    And I LOVE your Aussie accent. You are true blue!!!

  3. I wish I had an atrocious Australian accent. It is strange that in having conversations through a keyboard, one forgets the sound of the voice — or perhaps imagines a voice that is not quite the right one. When you read your own poetry, I love hearing your Australian accent. Yet when I read it in my head — well, you know I can’t help but hear it all Americanish. And I am probably even thinking American thoughts — though my life is not an American movie. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha – life is definitely not an American movie, as our friend Paul pointed out so poetically. You should do a podcast or voice recording, so I know what you sound like – then I will hear your voice when I read your words πŸ™‚

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