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Now, where did the word “gossip” come from?
Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios in those days, politicians and news collectors sent their assistants to local gatherings, taverns, pubs, parties, picnics and local bars to gather information. They were told to “go sip some ale“ and listen to people’s conversations and concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times to different places. “You go sip here” and “You go sip over there… and bring back your notes!”
The two words “go” & “sip” were eventually joined resulting in the term “GOSSIP.”