Gossip. We’ve all heard it, and regrettably, we’ve probably all played a part in it at some point or another. “Did you hear about Jack and Jill hooking up? Did you see how dreadful Tammy’s hair looked at that party? Guess who’s having matrimonial problems?” Phrases similar to these come falling out of our mouths, much like word-vomit.
Irrespective of who may be hurt by the gossip, many females and males alike enjoy sharing the dirty deeds with their friends. We gossip so much that a study found about 80% of our conversations are spent discussing other folks and their habits.