Take care, however, you don't betray either of us to Zoraide--to my daughter, I mean; she is so discreet and circumspect herself, she cannot understand that one should find a pleasure in gossiping
Well, all the beach is gossiping
about it; and Tudor persisted in repeating the gossip to me.
Happy, well-fed children were playing games, and stout housewives sat on the front steps gossiping
I am afraid there has been gossiping
of some kind at the George.
Also, by gossiping
about mutually interesting topics, such as dislike of a third person, ISs build friendships and a social network (Wert & Salovey, 2004).
Often graduates are told to network, but people end up networking by gossiping
with co-workers or even higher-ups.
The study, which asked 121 of the university's undergraduates to analyse their motives for gossiping
, found that although some wanted to manipulate others, entertain themselves or find out information about a mutual acquaintance, others chose to gossip to protect the group from harmful behaviour among some members.
at the workplace may not be good for you or your co- workers.
In a sense, they have been gossiping
about Brett, and it is "rather a knock" for her to learn that Romeo has been ashamed of her in front of his friends (242).
Based on a close ethnographic investigation of Nukulaelae islander's discourses about and practices of gossiping
, this work highlights gossip's ability to serve as a means of negotiating the ethical conflicts and ideological contradictions that present themselves as part of everyday life, suggesting that gossip, an oft maligned and ostensibly marginal practice, can serve a means for people to engage in small scale (but potentially far reaching) political acts.
A quarter of those polled said they felt guilty after gossiping
So his advice on gossiping
is simple: "Don't listen to gossip and don't pass on gossip.