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  1. I don't understand why you get over taking the bus.
  2. The chickens had to be to prevent an outbreak.
  3. The dietician asked me to take note of my eating .
  4. His behavior obviously reflects his thinking.
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1148 Scary Food

Paul and Todd look at the threat of disease to the food supply and food concerns.

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The animals have to be culled.

Cull means to kill some animals to stop disease or to control the population. Notice the following:

  1. In 2008, huge numbers of chickens were culled to stop the spread of the avian flu.
  2. Culling is controversial in many countries.


Paranoid about disease.

Paranoid describes an unreasonable belief that someone or something is going to harm you. Notice the following:

  1. When I travel, I'm always paranoid about drinking the water.
  2. He's really paranoid about eating street food.

give (it) a thought

I don't even give it a thought.

To give something a thought means to think about it. Notice the following:

  1. I never gave it a second thought.
  2. Give it some thought and let me know by tomorrow.

eating patterns

These concerns haven't changed my eating patterns.

The term eating patterns describes what we usually eat. Notice the following:

  1. My eating patterns have never changed.
  2. The doctor ordered him to change his eating patterns.


It's a bit warped.

Warped ideas are thoughts and opinions that most people think are not normal. Notice the following:

  1. His idea of a healthy diet seems a bit warped.
  2. After reading my short story, Our English teacher said I had a warped mind.