At 05:42 10/05/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Original Poster: "Finn Hammer" <f-hammer-at-post5.tele.dk>
>A rubar is, I believe, an Australian bumper, designed to protect the
>vehicle against cangaroos, when they get hit at night.
Coming from "downunder", I think it would have gone like:
Name: Kangaroo (yes, it is a 'K', not 'c')
Nickname: Roo (as in last syllable)
..... hence, I think what we have are "Roo-bars"
Yes, these are large welded steel or aluminium pipe structures, generally
used by folks who do a lot of country travel. Hit a Roo at 100 k/hr and it
can make an awful mess of the front of your car :-(