Well, if you clicked on this thread title hoping for something juicy... then I'm sorry to disappoint, but I'd like people to share their general perspectives on this. It's something I'm interested in, particularly with regard to reifying the 'rules' of what most people would be comfortable with. So... - What constitutes 'gossip' to you? - If it means simply 'talking about others when they aren't present', does the nature of the sentiments expressed about them make a difference? I.e. if it's positive or negative. - How do you feel about gossip or 'gossips' in general?