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Re: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

by Tux (Abbot)
on Feb 02, 2017 at 13:11 UTC ( #1180846=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

In Dutch it is called "sidderaal", which reflects pretty much what is heppening without mentioning how or why it happens. Literally translated: tremble-eal or shake-eal.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
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Re^2: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
by afoken (Canon) on Feb 02, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
    In Dutch it is called "sidderaal"

    In German: "Zitteraal", same translation, same idea: touch it and it will shake you.

    Alexander

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    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re^2: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
by jdporter (Canon) on Feb 02, 2017 at 14:00 UTC

    I'm guessing "sidder" is a cognate of English "shudder".

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