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hello every one,

"The worst thing about Sheila is the way she'salways trying to touch me.And when she does she yells,'Peter's got the cooties!Peter's got the cooties!'I dont believein cooties any more.When I was in second grade I used to examine myself to see if I had them.But I never found any.By fourth grademost kids give up on cooties.But not Sheila.She's still going strong.So I haveto keep a safe distance from her."

what is meant by cooties?please help me to understand that.thanks[A]
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Hi as far as I know cooties are animals which parasitize our heads, but when I made a search on the net I found this link on [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooties ] wikipedia [/url]
I guess that meaning in that link is what you were looking for!

I hope it helps Emotion: smile
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Yup, that link is what was meant.

Imaginary things that chidren use to tease each other.
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Thanks alot Francesca!link given by you was really helpful but as I'm a learner so I had a bit difficulty to understand the appropriate meanings but I'm sure I'll get it soonEmotion: wink.Well does it mean body lice n head lice or just a fictional disease to tease the children in the context given in my postEmotion: embarrassed?I would be gratefull if you answer that too.Do me a favour and let me know my mistakes also[A]
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Keenlearner, unless you are under the age of 8, you don't need to worry about "cooties."

It's just what children make up to tease each other.

You can find out more about head lice (a real thing) by googling.
It is interesting way of talking about cooties. Yes, they are something children use to tease each other when a boy touches a girl or the opposite, but they are talking about it as if they are a real parasite like head lice, which I suppose they are when you are 8 years old.

I like it! I usually just screamed and ran away...