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". 

10 comments:

dellgirl said...

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

Christine said...

No kidding!

Pat Hatt said...

Maybe godparents were the rumor spreaders and it stuck.

Birgit said...

This is interesting and I wonder if godparents were gossips

bj said...

Very interesting....

Martha said...

No kidding! That is interesting...

Kirk said...

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

;)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know that.

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

I reckon you'd be an expert.
Colin