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December 15, 2011

Gossip

By Fuana Tmarsel —-

The word gossip originates from a bedroom at times of childbirth.  Back in the 16th to 18th century England, childbirth was a social event attended by the ladies. Normally the female relatives and neighbors of the expectant mother would gather together and chat as they await the birth of the baby.  The chattering was not only about trivial things in the community, but also about other people, especially those who were not present. Overtime, this term has come to mean talks about a person’s affairs or behaviors by someone who was not present at the event.

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