Tales of the Wandering Womb ~ “Gossip”

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The word ” gossip” originally meant a woman attending during childbirth, who was therefore also a godparent. Because men were not allowed in the birthing chamber, but left to stand outside wondering what all the women were doing and  saying, anxiety and distrust grew among the male ranks. Thus, eventually, “gossip” came to mean unbridled,idle and usually unsubstantiated speech among women.

 

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