Rumor

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A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread. — Richard Armour

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Introduction1

Dictionary

rumor : talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Rumor (American English) or rumour (British English) is a tall tale of explanations of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern. In the social sciences, a rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed. In addition, some scholars have identified rumor as a subset of propaganda. Rumors are also often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false, though usually from a government source given to the media or a foreign government). — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Snopes urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation

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Innovation

Science

Rumor psychology : social and organizational approaches (DiFonzo & Bordia)

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Preservation

History

False Rumors and Legends (Hoaxes.org)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Community

Occupation

Gossip Columnist (Inside Jobs)

News

Page Six (New York Post), Snopes, What’s New, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Fact Check.org

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Rumors about Rumors

Snopes

returntotop

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.