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58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

Update: 2021-06-2712
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Also: why do people hate small talk?

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Donna Stevens

I have a theory that in many places in the US, small talk between strangers in public places has a specific social function. when a stranger greets you, saying "Nice day", they are signaling that they are no danger to you.

Jun 29th
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Donna Stevens

I am an American living in Norway. While Norwegians do not hate small talk as much as Finns, they do have a saying: If a stranger says something to them at a bus stop, that person must be drunk, crazy, or American.

Jun 29th
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58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

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