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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- Despite laws against both unlicensed ownership of a cobra and defanging, snake charmers still perform in India.
- Blowing the pipe to the tune of ‘aadu paambe, aadu’, the little snake charmer not only dictates the cobras but also mesmerises the public to hurl paisas from their pockets.
- Recalling his own childhood, Saraswat said he used to have so much leisure time that watching a snake charmer's performance was irresistible anytime the sound of a flute was heard.
- It was a distinctly Far Eastern piece of music, with the rhythmic drum beat and shrill melody of the snake charmer's flute.
- It was hauntingly beautiful, and she found herself fascinated by it, in much the same way a cobra would be by a snake charmer.
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