Spagnoli venir … boum boum
… andar; Inglis venir … boum boum bezef … andar;
Francés venir … tru tru tru … chapar.
[The Spaniards came (1541), cannonaded, and left. The English came (1816), cannonaded heavily, and left. The French came (1830), blew their bugles, and captured it.]
-- A brief history of the City of Algiers (1852) cited by Schuchardt, (1909)
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