Saturday, November 12, 2005


We used to live in a neighborhood where everyone was very much in each other's pockets. It could be nice, as the entire neighborhood would instantly respond to tragedy with quite pragmatic help. But it could also be vexsome, as petty tittle-tattle ran rampant.

Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others. Synonyms: gossip, gossipry, hearsay, report, rumor, talebearing, tattle, word.
"tittle-tattle." Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 12 Nov. 2005.