Post by Btms Post by Fenny Post by Penny
Isn't that the definition of gossip?
Speculation and opinion, often ill-informed and not based upon fact.
Rather like far too much of 'the news'.
Exactly. I don't think Rex knows Toby's friends very well, so
anything he could tell Pip would be mostly hearsay. Even if he does
know them, she wants to know his opinions, which is what gossip is.
If Toby is married it is a fact. Personally, I don't think Pip should ask
Rex as it places him in a difficult position but if he knows things for a
fact it is not gossip within the definition of it being hearsay.
Why does everyone keep thinking that Toby is married to this woman?
There is absolutely no evidence to support this theory. Yet the
If Rex knew they were married, he would have told Pip. That is not
gossip, it's fact.
If they were married, why would Toby not be there with her? He may be
a complete waster, but why not be a complete waster in the place where
his waster friends are?
This is what gossip is - it's taking something, running with it and
making 2+2 = 967 based on nothing more than a feeling about things and
an awful lot of opinion. Susan Carter would be proud.