A story, which may have started with a grain of truth, which has been embroidered and retold until it has passed into the realm of myth. It is an interesting phenomenon that these stories get spread so far, so fast and so often. Urban legends never die; they just end up in the engineer''s mess room
A story, which may have started with a grain of truth, that has been embroidered and retold until it has passed into the realm of myth. Is is an interesting phenomenon that these stories become spread so far, so fast and so often. Examples of Urban Legends relating to the Internet include "The InfamousModem Tax", "Craig Shergold/Brain Tumor Get Well Cards", and "The Good Times Virus".
A story, which may have started with a grain of truth, that has been embroidered and retold until it has passed into the realm of myth. It is an interesting phenonmenon that these stories get spread so far, so fast and so often. Urban legends never die, they just end up on the Internet! Some legends that periodically make their rounds include "The Infamous Modem Tax," "Craig Shergold/Brain Tumor/Get Well Cards," and "The $250 Cookie Recipe". [Source: LAQUEY
An oft-told tale on the Internet that is untrue, but refuses to die. They keep reappearing in newsgroups, e-mail discussion lists, and message bases. The stories themselves are interesting and when newcomers read them for the first time, they are often passed along as fact. They may have been once true as in the Craig Shergold get-well card story, a hoax like the GOOD TIMES VIRUS, or a joke, like the expensive Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe. They often appear with variations, so that get-well cards become business cards, or Neiman-Marcus becomes Mrs. Fields instead. Read more about these in our accompanying feature on Urban Legends.
An urban legend is a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. The term is often used with a meaning similar to the expression "apocryphal story." Urban legends are not necessarily untrue, but they are often false, distorted, exaggerated, or sensationalized.
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