Updated 09 June 2010

Are you a gossip?

Is there a person on this earth who doesn't gossip every now and then? Is this wired into us, or what?

"Have you heard? The school principal apparently can't keep his hands off the staff. Lindy's cousin's the secretary there and she told me. And what's more, Christie's daughter's pregnant – and she's only 16."

Yes, we are, says psychologist Frank McAndrew, a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., McAndrew has done a lot of research on gossip. One thing he's quite sure about is that it is here to stay.


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