Making Ears Ring: Bad Gossip vs. Good Gossip

by epi on August 12, 2013

Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations.


In this bite, Lizzie Post offers advice on how to tell the difference between good gossip and bad gossip, and how your common sense can help you decide.

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Mariette's Back to Basics August 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

This is pointed out excellent and indeed, informative gossip is good gossip. But there ought to be more respect in general in our society. Thanks for trying to polish this ongoing!
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Daniela August 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I think this video is really helpful because people think gossip is always bad but they don’t know about the good gossip like me. I thought gossip could only be bad but with this I learned that when gossip is informative it is good to use in our environment.


MIKE August 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

That’s a good way to understand what’s good gossip and bad gossip. In the past, I thought gossip was only for bad things. I have changed my mind now. It could be a good way to learn some information, like who is coming to your comunity .


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