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    cyber bullying occurs when the Internet, mobile phones etc are used to send or post texts or images that are deliberately meant to hurt or embarrass someone. Cyber bullying is particularly common between teenagersSubmitted by Martin Limp from Cook Islands on 16/11/2009

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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