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# 16 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:03
 
 
Someone said :

I heard you're an awful gossip

Nah, just to forum related stuff.
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# 17 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:15
 
 
I hate gossip though we're all guilty of doing it from time to time.
I was the subject of malicious gossip on here...it was all lies made up by someone scorned and spread by someone who actually thrives on berating others.

I never trust someone who betrays the confidence of another and I certainly wouldn't despite what one particular member on here accused me of doing in the past. Too bad conclusions were jumped to on the basis of NO FACT.
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# 18 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:18
 
 
No, I try to avoid gossip as much as possible but I have a couple of friends who indulge in it. It usually is a symptom of someone with little else better to be doing than spreading around rumours about others and who can't keep their noses out of the business of others - or who just can't keep a "secret" or their big gobs shut. And so many nasty, false and downright malicious rumours can spread around.
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# 19 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:24
 
 
Everyone talks about other people any one of you here who says you don't is a liar, if we weren't talking about other people through most of the day we'd be talking about ourselves.
So the question really is "Do you gossip or are you vain?"

Edit: gossip to me isn't the same as telling lies about someone, gossip is "did you see her hair, what was she thinking!" "did you hear so and so's pregnant"
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# 20 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:25
 
 
Someone said :
Everyone talks about other people any one of you here who says you don't is a liar, if we weren't talking about other people through most of the day we'd be talking about ourselves.
So the question really is "Do you gossip or are you vain?"

All my comments with others are in the second person passive voice
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# 21 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:26
 
 
Someone said :
Everyone talks about other people any one of you here who says you don't is a liar, if we weren't talking about other people through most of the day we'd be talking about ourselves.
So the question really is "Do you gossip or are you vain?"

Is it really that cut and dried though? You can talk about yourself without it preoccupying most of the day or you could talk about others in a good light.

Gossip tends towards the negative, no?
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# 22 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:28
 
 
I don't think so, CZ. There is good gossip and bad gossip. What matters in the intent .

Spreading good news is a nice form of gossip.

Spreading malicious lies about people, as SN pointed out, is a dreadful form of gossip.

To me, gossip is talking about other people. End of.
edit... Exactly, Erytheis.

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# 23 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:28
 
 
Someone said :
"Do you gossip or are you vain?"

I could talk about myself all day... I am so definitely vain......
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# 24 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:30
 
 
well being labelled a gossip wouldnt be a good thing.but we have all done it at some point.it is what you gossip about and to whom that matters i think.
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# 25 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:35
 
 
That's the funny thing about gossip. Gossip is talking about other people. End of. And yet, if they call someone a gossip, as you pointed out, Riot, it's a bad thing. There's this assumption that a gossip is a busybody interfering and nosing into people's lives, and telling all and sundry about the sordid details of them, be it true or untrue.
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# 26 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:38
 
 
Perhaps a gossip is someone who can talk about nothing other than other people's business. There are many interesting topics for conversation that don't involve exchanging information about other people's personal lives....
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# 27 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:40
 
 
well most people that ive heard to be a gossip,have caused so much trouble for others.i lived next to one for ages.id listen,but id always take what was said with a pinch of salt.i think its best to always make up your own mind about someone until you know different.

if people believed what had been said about me,id be locked up right now.other people just love to thrive on someone elses misfortunes sometimes.
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# 28 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:45
 
 
I would always have said a gossip is someone talking about others with ill intent, to make them look bad, to make themselves look good, to prove some sort of high horse point or some mix of the these ideas.
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# 29 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:47
 
 
What about two old fellas gossiping over the garden wall about the young family moving in next door to one of them, suggesting they help them settle in? That's a good form of gossip, no? where's the ill intent?
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# 30 : Tuesday 18-8-2009 @ 19:49
 
 
Someone said :
I would always have said a gossip is someone talking about others with ill intent, to make them look bad, to make themselves look good, to prove some sort of high horse point or some mix of the these ideas.

there are different levels of gossiping i think.one done out of malice,or like myself just for a bit of a laugh and nothing that no-one else hadnt seen/done before.
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