Monday, January 16, 2012


This is an interactive blog.  To demonstrate how gossip spreads and changes, read the following made up story only once, then read the blog and rewrite the story in your comment. Only read it once.
''Doug and Suzi went to the south side of town to see her friends, Wendy and Ashley, before they went to the West End.''
''If you didn't hear it with your own ears, or see it with your own eyes-- Don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth.''
      Gossip is like a wildfire.  It starts with just a spark and consumes everything in its path.  We might hear of some rumor and tell someone else whether we know if it's true or not.   It's a dangerous path to tread on.  In my pathology class of about 20 people, we had a lab class on how easily germs spread from person to person.  Two people put powder on their hands with an invisible contaminent in it then everyone randomly shook hands.  Now with a black light, you could see how everyone was now contaminated.  That's how gossip and rumors spread thru the grapevine.  If my lil experiment works in the comment section, I doubt the phrase will remain unchanged.  Let rumors that you hear be put out by you, not passed on.