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.