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Saturday, December 22, 2012

'Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to "go sip some ale" and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. You go sip here" and "You go sip there." The two words "go sip" were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term "gossip." '

Wish they'd pay some attention to see what the public is thinking now!!!

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IMEMINE1 12/25/2012 7:48PM


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ALICERIEGER 12/23/2012 2:34PM

    I never knew that. Wish thy still listened.

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MERRY_XMAS 12/23/2012 11:11AM

    Nice trivia info! Ty for sharing!

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CINDYSDAY 12/23/2012 7:28AM

    I agree

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/22/2012 10:49PM

    They pay attention to the chicks in the bar and not hearing what the people are saying.

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DOVESEYES 12/22/2012 9:37PM

    if only

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DALID414 12/22/2012 9:14PM

    Boy would they be surprised!!

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MKRETIRED 12/22/2012 9:00PM

  I couldn't agree more.

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