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Dirt mudslinging hearsay and tittle-tattle are words synonymous with gossip According to Encarta English dictionary gossip is a conversation about personal or intimate rumors or facts especially when malicious informal and chatty conversation or writing about recent and often personal events In my personal opinion I think that Gossip undoubtedly destroys friendships marriages business and sometimes causes people to kill themselves and others That chatty talk about other peoples intimate matters is now a favorite pastime around every school and workplace If asked most of us would say gossip is a bad habit yet our culture treats it lightly Everyday we can access websites watch television shows or read tabloids to get the latest news on celebrities and politicians Some websites even send you an e-mail alert on late-breaking gossip In our world of reality TV being aware of intimate details of a persons life is socially acceptable Some people believe that dishing getting the goods or hearing the dirt on someone is a natural part of the human species as apes and monkeys humanities closets kin used language to keep up to date on the happenings of friends and family just as we do They believe that in order to stay in touch and close we need to make conversations Some people believe that the damage that is blamed on gossip more rightly belongs on people who have acted badly and such people will blame gossip for holding them morally accountable for their behavior I do not deny that those facts are sometimes true and humans need a way to communicate but the way we communicate can affect how we view people and how other people perceive us Good verbal communication is an excellent resource for our daily life and what we say and how we say it affects more people than any other actions we take For example if a man cheats on his wife is it right to gossip about it or
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