In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The Daily Express headline ‘Scandal of the bodysnatchers’ was inappropriate because there were no bodysnatchers.
- The famous bodysnatchers Burke and Hare were never charged with violation of sepulchre because they eventually resorted to murder as a way of finding bodies to sell.
- That is when they encounter the bodysnatcher.
- There are displays dedicated to the notorious Edinburgh bodysnatchers Burke and Hare, and cannibal Sawney Bean.
- For Rebus it is another opportunity to dwell, as he does often, on the bodysnatchers Burke and Hare.
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