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Thursday, 25 November 2010

ORIGIN OF THE WORD "GOSSIP"

In the old times, early politicians required feedback from the people to determined what was important and relevant to the public in general. And because there were not telephones, televisions or radio, the politicians used to send their assistants and servants to the taverns and pubs. They were supposed to go sip some ale, and at the same time listen to people's conversations and political concerns.
So, the assistants were told, "You go sip here", "You go sip there". The two words "go and sip" were eventually put together as "gossip" when referring to the local opinion, until nowadays.
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