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Sophia
I don't understand this 1.Play is a crucial part of development in most young mamals. Rats produce ultrasonic squeaks to prevent their scuffles turning nasty. 2. People laugh on fairground rides or when tickled to flag a play situation, whether they feel amused or not. From 1st one, I'm not sure "to prevent their scuffles turning nasty" From the 2nd sentence, I don't know the meaning "when tickled to flag a play situation" Can anybody explain it me what that means?
Jan 25, 2012 7:44 PM
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1.scuffle is a friendly fight and rats do that stuff to stop the fight from getting serious!!! 2. to flag means to show that they are in the mood to play
January 25, 2012
1. A scuffle is a non-serious fight. What they are saying is that the sounds will stop the scuffle if it is turning into a serious fight (biting, etc.) where one or both participants may be injured. 2. People laugh on fairground rides and when they are tickled to indicate (show or flag) a play situation.
January 25, 2012
Sophia
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