Saturday, April 28, 2018

Fact of the Day: Gossip

The English word gossip is strangely derived from the Old English word godsibb which was a word for "godparent". 

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  1. That's odd. Interesting though. I hope this doesn't stick in my head too long, it's enough to get me all discombobulated.

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  2. Maybe godparents were the rumor spreaders and it stuck.

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  3. This is interesting and I wonder if godparents were gossips

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  4. No kidding! That is interesting...

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  5. Boy, won't my godmother, Kitty Kelley, be surprised to hear that!

    ;)

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  6. Whoever came up with the term had a good sense of humor about God loving to gossip with close friends.

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