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827 Creepy Crawlies
Fred, Katia and Todd discuss cockroaches centipedes, and other creepy creatures.

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much freakier

I think snakes are much freakier.

'Freaky' things scare us.  Notice the following:

  1. That was a freaky movie!
  2. I think cockroaches are way freakier than spiders.

disgusting

Fred thinks cockroaches are the most disgusting little insects.

Something or someone who is 'disgusting' gives us a strong negative feeling.  Notice the following:

  1. I think snakes are disgusting!
  2. His behavior was truly disgusting.

take care of

Spiders in your house will take care of the cockroaches.

We 'take care' of a problem by solving it.  In this case the spiders will kill the cockroaches.  Notice the following:

  1. Having a dog takes care of security.
  2. My boss asked me to take care of it.

There you go

Katia says there you go.

We use the phrase 'there you go' when somebody makes a statement we agree with.  Notice the following:

  1. There you go. You've got it!
  2. There you go. My feeling exactly.

the food chain

It's the food chain, cockroaches will take care of smaller spiders.

We use the term 'food chain' to talk about how certain animals eat other animals.  Notice the following:

  1. Lions and tigers are high on the food chain.
  2. Sharks and killer whales are at the top of the ocean food chain.