Russian Cancer Forces!

Over the years the deadliness of the weapons involved in war has increased:

  • Dagadaga (Sranan Tongo, Surinam): a machine gun.
  • Plofstof (Afrikaans): explosive (literally, puff/bang stuff).
  • Springstof (Dutch): an explosive (literally, jump water).
  • Rakovye Voiska (Russian): strategic missile force (literally, cancer forces – referring to the numerous cancerous diseases caused by radiation).


de Boinod, A.J. (2007) Toujours Tingo. London: Penguin Books. p.286.


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