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    I read an article but not sure about the underlined words and phrase below:

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    Scary books that cause goosebumps are equally popular.
    what does goosebump here?
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    He sent his website address to many friends and they expressed a great deal of interest. Word got around.
    and what does 'Word got around' mean here?

    calling for help..... :( :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by kain
    I read an article but not sure about the underlined words and phrase below:

    1:
    Scary books that cause goosebumps are equally popular.
    what does goosebump here?
    2:
    He sent his website address to many friends and they expressed a great deal of interest. Word got around.
    and what does 'Word got around' mean here?

    calling for help..... :( :(
    goosebumps

    When you pluck the feathers off of a goose or a chicken, the bird's skin becomes bumpy. That is, little tiny bumps appear where the feathers used to be. Those little tiny bumps of skin are called goosebumps.

    When people are cold or when people are scared, little tiny bumps appear on their skin. Those bumps are called goosebumps, because they look like the bumps on a goose's skin after it has been plucked of its feathers.

    word got around :o

    Someone told someone else about something and that someone else told another person and so on. For example,

    Word got around that John was getting married. (i.e. People found out about it and spread the news around.)

    All the best,

    Cas

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    A brief note.

    The word is goosebumps. It is not used in the singular, probably because there is never just one. (Note the usage in Casiopea's post.)

    :)

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