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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 87. The noun phrase today is

  • Fire bug Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A Firebug could also be

  • referred to as a pyromaniac. Somebody that has a mental problem that they just

  • love to start fires. Okay. This is someone who enjoys setting fires just for the

  • fun of it. A Fire bug gets a thrill to watch fires burn. So that's what a

  • Fire bug actually is. Okay. Let's continue with the note here. Bug by itself means

  • to have a strong sudden enthusiasm for something. So you could say somebody's

  • got a bug for something. This is a common one. We sometimes might say travel bug. So

  • I gave one example of that. That backpacker caught the travel bug. So if

  • he went somewhere and he started traveling and then he loved it and he's

  • got to go back and got to travel again and again and again and he wants to just

  • keep going to more and more places. You say he caught... somebody caught the travel

  • bug or really could be anybody as long as they they love their trips and they

  • just want to keep making many many other trips. We say somebody caught a travel

  • bug. So you can kind of put it together. You can kind of figure out why we say

  • fire bug. Okay now this this has nothing to do with the bug that actually can

  • light up. That's actually called a Firefly. But a fire bug is somebody that

  • really just loves to set fires. Okay let's continue. All right. Therefore a

  • fire bug has a lot of enthusiasm for watching things burn. This is different

  • from the word arsonist. An arsonist is someone who starts illegal fires but it

  • may not be for excitement. So technically a fire bug you know, they are mostly

  • starting fires illegal. So in most cases fire bugs really are arsonists as well.

  • But an arsonist may not be a fire bug. He may have very different reasons for

  • starting the fire. He may not like it. He may not like watch ... to watch things burn

  • at all. So let's continue. The reasons... All right. So

  • there may be other reasons such as insurance fraud. That's a common reason

  • why sometimes fires are started. Somebody took out insurance and they thought this

  • is a good way to make money. They had a fire start. Or possibly they paid someone

  • to start the fire. Maybe they didn't do it themselves. So that could be another

  • reason why an arsonist starts a fire. Somebody paid him to start this fire.

  • It could also be related again to the insurance fraud. To do it or possibly a

  • revenge crime. Somebody maybe they have an enemy. They hate this person. They, they

  • want to start this fire to hurt someone. You know maybe not necessarily to kill

  • them, but maybe you know to damage their property or something. In that case

  • that's another reason somebody could be an arsonist. So an arsonist starts

  • illegal fires but an arsonist may not be a fire bug. Okay. All right. And here's a

  • couple of examples. Which we might use with fire bug. All right. So example number

  • one. When that mother discovered her son was a fire bug, she decided to bring him

  • to a psychiatrist for help. Yeah. This is terrible. There are cases like this. Where

  • fire bugs sometimes just start very young. Sometimes it's like a young kid

  • that might be the first time that he starts a fire. Okay. Let's look at number

  • two here. That fire inspector thinks this recent series of fires... so maybe

  • inspecting a number of fires. May have been set by a fire bug. So maybe he's

  • suspicious because maybe he can't find any of the reasons why these fires may have

  • been set. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.

  • Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 87. The noun phrase today is


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英語の家庭教師 ニックP 名詞句 (87) 火の虫 (English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (87) Fire Bug)

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