Saturday, April 20, 2013

Insects: centipede

Hi there! Today we're looking at another great English word

CENTIPEDE

This word refers to a long narrow insect with numerous legs; in Polish we translate the word as wij, parecznik. This is how you pronounce the word centipede.
A centipede. Source: Flickr.


A few examples from the Internet:
  • In this report, the authors present the case of a 20 year old male patient bitten by a centipede and admitted to the emergency room with chest pain...
  • If you are bitten by a centipede, here are steps that you can take to treat the bite..
  • A centipede bite is an injury resulting from the action of a centipede's forcipules, pincer-like appendages that pierce the skin and inject venom into the wound...
  • After about a half hour, and what seemed like several hours of discussion with a visiting Belgian man who's friend was also once bitten by a centipede...
  • I freaking HATE centipedes!:Why oh why are they on earth! I hate them...
  • I used to hate centipedes (mostly due to their grotesque appearance), but I've changed my mind. They're still ugly, but they are also unique...          

My question to you:
Have you ever experienced a centipede bite? How was it? :)

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