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Anatomy of a gossip

Gossip - a: rumor or report of an intimate natureb: a chatty talkc: the subject matter of gossip..

Gossip is the Devil's radio. -- George Harrison


Most of those who say they don't like to gossip are lying. They probably fear to be a subject of gossip themselves. I would like to ascribegossas the unit of gossip. Now how to define one goss? Well, say, you are watching a gossip show on TV, or reading a magazine, a goss would be defined as the number of people you can get engrossed in a conversation about the topic.  Pretty subjective and crude definition, but that's the best I could come up with.  We will talk more about it towards the end of this post.


There have been Hollywood movies about gossip.  It lies at the very core of the social human being.  It's a study area in psychology.  Studies have found that Gossip isn't just loose talk.  There are virtues and immoralities associated with it.  There's a social stigma and there are social groups tied to it.  In e…