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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #28
34. WTF?
I've spent enough time in the UK to undersand that there are some serious differences in our languages. Gossiping with your friends in the UK is just talking about other people. Gossiping in the U.S. is generally considered slanderous. I don't know where you get off calling my post ridiculous, but it's borne of my own experience in both countries.

And natter = chatter. It's neither positive or negative. It's just talking.

Now, "nattering on" is an insult, but that's because SOME PEOPLE don't know when to shut the fuck up. That bit is apparently universal to both sides of the Atlantic.
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  -Women gossip for five hours a day dipsydoodle  Aug-15-11 04:39 PM   #0 
  - looks like a garbage "study" to me. Read the cretinous article.  cali   Aug-15-11 04:42 PM   #1 
  - Popcorn w/ butter and lightly salted for everyone.  whistler162   Aug-15-11 04:43 PM   #2 
  - I did have a response however....  AsahinaKimi   Aug-15-11 05:06 PM   #19 
     - same here. and i figured I wouldn't get a word in edgewise, anyhow.  piratefish08   Aug-15-11 05:44 PM   #29 
     - Will you make sure it is more than 10 feet?  LiberalFighter   Aug-15-11 06:19 PM   #38 
        - Sorry, at Ace Hardware they only come in lenghts of ten foot..  AsahinaKimi   Aug-16-11 12:49 AM   #77 
           - A 3 foot plunger attached with duct tape should work.  LiberalFighter   Aug-16-11 01:02 AM   #78 
  - Bullshit.  ohheckyeah   Aug-15-11 04:44 PM   #3 
  - That's where I've always learned all my work gossip!  xmas74   Aug-15-11 08:56 PM   #72 
  - Utter garbage.  Bunny   Aug-15-11 04:44 PM   #4 
  - i know. it can't be only five  Enrique   Aug-15-11 07:46 PM   #60 
  - OH WE DO, DO WE? Jesus H. Christ. What a bunch of SHIT. (SORry.)  Ship of Fools   Aug-15-11 04:46 PM   #5 
  - don't be sorry  dana_b   Aug-15-11 05:44 PM   #31 
  - Nope.  Lucinda   Aug-15-11 04:51 PM   #6 
  - UK Onion?  DURHAM D   Aug-15-11 04:51 PM   #7 
  - That's actually a South African link  dipsydoodle   Aug-15-11 05:04 PM   #15 
     - Whatever - looks UK.  DURHAM D   Aug-15-11 05:31 PM   #24 
  - Let me state as a former court stenographer, I could never, ever take  monmouth   Aug-15-11 04:52 PM   #8 
  - Hi there!  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-15-11 07:28 PM   #51 
     - Grueling course and in Jersey you had to test at three-voice doing  monmouth   Aug-16-11 07:05 AM   #79 
  - LOL! "Gossiping" aka maintaining relationships.  EFerrari   Aug-15-11 04:52 PM   #9 
  - chattering..nattering.. soaps? Talk about time-travel  SoCalDem   Aug-15-11 04:53 PM   #10 
  - Bullshit study based on junk science.  Brickbat   Aug-15-11 04:58 PM   #11 
  - Not exactly a scientific study  tawadi   Aug-15-11 05:00 PM   #12 
  - B.S. All the women I know are busy at work all day.  yardwork   Aug-15-11 05:01 PM   #13 
  - I was thinking the same thing...  left coaster   Aug-15-11 06:06 PM   #35 
  - Two sentences were enough for me. What garbage.  virgogal   Aug-15-11 05:04 PM   #14 
  - So women discuss daily life on a daily basis? Imagine that.  sufrommich   Aug-15-11 05:04 PM   #16 
  - It's nice to have someone to talk with. It doesn't matter what  alfredo   Aug-15-11 05:06 PM   #17 
  - Are we sure the quote wasn't "Women gossip for only five hours a day"  Kennah   Aug-15-11 05:06 PM   #18 
  - A "study"  LiberalAndProud   Aug-15-11 05:10 PM   #20 
  - "Gossip" has an interesting origin as a word...  Generic Other   Aug-15-11 05:13 PM   #21 
  - This from the country that gave us ferret legging. - nt  badtoworse   Aug-15-11 05:26 PM   #22 
  - Only five hours? n/t  doc03   Aug-15-11 05:29 PM   #23 
  - Nice try.  cwydro   Aug-15-11 07:41 PM   #57 
  - This is UK English. "Gossip" and "natter" aren't meant as insults.  Xithras   Aug-15-11 05:34 PM   #25 
  - deleting cause now i dont know. backing out of thread. nt  seabeyond   Aug-15-11 05:36 PM   #26 
  - What you describe over there  dipsydoodle   Aug-15-11 05:41 PM   #27 
  - sorry, it's still a nothing of a study and demeaning as hell  cali   Aug-15-11 05:41 PM   #28 
  - WTF?  Xithras   Aug-15-11 06:06 PM   #34 
     - wrong again. gossiping in the U.S. is NOT generally considered slanderous.  cali   Aug-15-11 06:31 PM   #40 
        - LOL  Xithras   Aug-15-11 06:59 PM   #45 
           - no, of course I don't agree with you. Gossip is considered small minded and petty and has  cali   Aug-15-11 07:03 PM   #47 
  - What about Safire's famous phrase "Nattering Nabobs of Negativism"  Arugula Latte   Aug-15-11 05:44 PM   #30 
  - Safire was an etymologist who wrote language columns.  Xithras   Aug-15-11 06:12 PM   #37 
     - lol. no, you only said that the term nattering largely doesn't exist in this country and  cali   Aug-15-11 06:33 PM   #41 
  - Remember "Nattering nabobs of negativity" as we war  Greybnk48   Aug-16-11 09:49 AM   #86 
  - Bull.  Mimosa   Aug-15-11 05:46 PM   #32 
  - Does that include talking to my dog because that's about  Zoigal   Aug-15-11 05:57 PM   #33 
  - Stupid, useless statement, even if "true"  saras   Aug-15-11 06:06 PM   #36 
  - This seems like something from 50 years ago.  Arugula Latte   Aug-15-11 06:27 PM   #39 
  - I don't discuss my weight because I don't have a weight problem  Aerows   Aug-15-11 06:35 PM   #42 
  - I am assuming this is satire.  cwydro   Aug-15-11 06:35 PM   #43 
  - Not this woman.  undeterred   Aug-15-11 06:36 PM   #44 
  - I wish. My regular activities keep too busy. nt  Ilsa   Aug-15-11 07:00 PM   #46 
  - What a dumb thread.  Texasgal   Aug-15-11 07:15 PM   #48 
  - Total bullshit thread.  cwydro   Aug-15-11 07:33 PM   #54 
  - I must not be a women then.  ElsewheresDaughter   Aug-15-11 07:16 PM   #49 
  - We do? That's news to me  supernova   Aug-15-11 07:19 PM   #50 
  - Lighten up everyone-- it's just some bullshit poll.  TreasonousBastard   Aug-15-11 07:30 PM   #52 
  - Lighten up?  Texasgal   Aug-15-11 07:35 PM   #55 
  - Lol. I just read your post  cwydro   Aug-15-11 07:45 PM   #59 
  - :)  Texasgal   Aug-15-11 08:32 PM   #70 
  - Well...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-15-11 11:38 PM   #74 
  - Lighten up?  cwydro   Aug-15-11 07:44 PM   #58 
  - What, we don't?  Odin2005   Aug-15-11 07:52 PM   #64 
     - Well played!  cwydro   Aug-15-11 07:54 PM   #65 
  - insult women, then tell them to liten up. hey... lets do a poll about that. nt  seabeyond   Aug-15-11 08:50 PM   #71 
  - ffffffffff  Solly Mack   Aug-15-11 07:32 PM   #53 
  - Now this is news that matters!  devilgrrl   Aug-15-11 07:38 PM   #56 
  - keep in mind, this study was done in England  Enrique   Aug-15-11 07:47 PM   #61 
  - Mrs. Sommers must have had some kind of mongolian throat singing thing going on, in which...  JVS   Aug-15-11 07:48 PM   #62 
  - I can believe that. My mom gossips on the phone constantly.  Odin2005   Aug-15-11 07:48 PM   #63 
  - Wow. That's quite the huge sample.  WinkyDink   Aug-15-11 08:15 PM   #69 
  - eh BULLSHIT. OK I do like gossip but  Raine   Aug-15-11 08:02 PM   #66 
  - I don't even TALK five hours a day. nt  woo me with science   Aug-15-11 08:08 PM   #67 
  - "Chat" and "gossip" are not synonymous. And WTH cares? It's not like women's work-load is somehow  WinkyDink   Aug-15-11 08:14 PM   #68 
  - And men spend the same amount of time scratching their balls...  Canuckistanian   Aug-15-11 08:58 PM   #73 
  - Wow. What a dour and humorless collection of responses.  Nye Bevan   Aug-15-11 11:47 PM   #75 
  - Well .... The three biggest gossips in the small town I live in, happen  polly7   Aug-16-11 12:13 AM   #76 
  - There is absolutely no evidence cited in the gossip article.  ZombieHorde   Aug-16-11 07:11 AM   #80 
  - Was this study done by men????? I have noticed that if  Little Star   Aug-16-11 07:41 AM   #81 
  - I call bullshit. Neither I nor another other woman I know does that.  catbyte   Aug-16-11 07:46 AM   #82 
  - I bailed out at "natter".  Richardo   Aug-16-11 09:38 AM   #83 
  - My husband and his buddy at work are on the phone  Greybnk48   Aug-16-11 09:45 AM   #84 
  - I would like to know  bigwillq   Aug-16-11 09:46 AM   #85 
  - Well this female isn't "typical" then.  hamsterjill   Aug-16-11 09:53 AM   #87 
  - this post will stay open  CreekDog   Aug-17-11 02:35 PM   #88 

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