goosebumpsOriginally Posted by kain
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,