Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
A close friend or companion.
Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others: gossipry, hearsay, report, rumor, talebearing, tattle, tittle-tattle, word. Slang scuttlebutt. See words.
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others: blab, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer.
Light informal conversation for social occasions; A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; A person given to divulging personal information about others.
This is one word that gets on my ever loving nerves!
If anyone that reads my Blog is a gossip, I hope not to offend. This is my on personal opinion and rant. If someone is happy and can live with being a gossip, I have no problem. My problem is to a small group of “home” ladies. My problem is that “I” don’t fit in because I don’t gossip! (This is the 1st part of rant) I feel just because I’m not one to give you the latest scoop and dirt on someone that you don’t have anything to say to me. I feel that if I accept you for you then you should accept me for me. People should be able to have small talk with out having to have the latest news, someone’s faults or whatever! Plus, this same group of ladies asks if they could come visit my mom, I thought it would be a great idea since she doesn’t get out unless we go to the Dr and the only company is her kids and grand- kids. All these ladies did the whole time they were there was gossip among their selves and not once ask if my mom needed anything, talk with her or anything else. All their visit did was make momma nervous because she couldn’t hear half what was said and they were so loud. You don’t go to a sick person’s house and act like that in my opinion! You don’t have to act like they are dieing, you can help them laugh, but leaving them out and doing nothing but gossiping about others is no way to act!
(My 2nd part of rant) Is that a lot of gossip has been going around my family and it is causing a wedge between us. To me this is what gossip does. (Our family has always been so close knit.) If you have a problem with someone then go to that person don’t go around talking about them behind their back.
On my side of the family I have 4 nieces and I have always been very close to each one, especially one in particular. She and I have never fussed; I can’t say that with the others. I try not to be one that has favorites but SD and I have always had a special bond. Well, the other day SD and I got into a big argument, I mean major! She kept twisting my words and some had to do with somebody going around spreading gossip that wasn’t even ½ way true, all this did was had fuel to her fire, matter fact, it started the fire. (Which I didn’t know about most till 3-4 days after the big blow up) Plus, to my surprise she is going around still twisting my words and making what was small very huge.
Heck! Life is hard enough without all the extra drama and IMO; everybody has more than enough in their own world without sticking their nose in someone else’s. I know I do.
Well, I guess I’m over my rant! I just hope I didn’t offend anybody. Know I just need to figure out what I need to do with this group of ladies and my family.
Hope you have a happy!