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Gossip

See also Slander.
Gourmandism (See EPICUREANISM, GLUTTONY.)
Graciousness (See COURTESY, HOSPITALITY.)
assembly of women
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Blondie and Tootsie
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Duchess of Berwick
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Norris, Mrs.
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
Peyton Place
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
Sneerwell, Lady
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
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At religious level, gossiping is one of the ten sins as far as Buddhists are concerned.
Perhaps gossiping functions as proximity-seeking to the attached place, thereby yielding the attachment security that promotes adaptive learning.
n Fear of losing their job, especially during the global recession, pushes them to eliminate the competition by gossiping about others.
Although negative gossiping is easily recognizable, employees may have difficulty identifying the difference between innocent office chat and gossip.
In this case, the problem of gossiping might be taken as a subtype of another listed offense, such as proscribed harassment of another employee.
Gossiping can also put an individual in an awkward position.
In fact, gossiping too little can be at least as risky as gossiping too much, according to Sarah Wert, a psychologist at Yale University.
I was surprised to read the article supporting the notion that gossip and gossiping can actually be good.
The amount of time spent gossiping about work related issues ranged from 1 to 2 minutes per incident for some, to 90 minutes on one occasion for one respondent.
If you don't have much in life, gossiping about someone makes you feel powerful and sometimes that power is wielded in an unpleasant way.
GOSSIPING at work has now been proved to be good for us.
GOSSIPING at work is an ideal way to let off steam and can help staff relax or even discuss ideas, according to new research published.