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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- Nine puff adders, seven Usambra mountain vipers and a green mamba were included.
- And hiding in over 50 varieties of grasses, are snakes: among them the deadly rinkhals and puff adders.
- I once organised the rescue of a small girl who had been bitten by a puff adder.
- I was once on the way to the car and a puff adder reared up in front of me.
- Oh yes, and don't forget to watch where you put your feet - puff adders are very well camouflaged.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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