A story, which may at one time have been true, that has grown from constant retelling into a mythical yarn.
a folklore-myth which is passed on by rumour and legend through a community
an apocryphal story that is popularly believed to be true
an untrue story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true
a short tale that is told and retold as true, although it usually has little or
a story, generally apocryphal, that has circulated
a story in a contemporary setting, reported as a true individual experience, and containing traditional variants
a story or belief that has been told, retold and told yet again
a story or "fact" that may have some elements of truth,
a story, passed from person to person, about an event that is said to have really occurred
a story spread through word of mouth that serves a purpose in our society
a story that circulates around that is totally false but very persuasive
a story that everyone knows is true but is, in fact, false
a story that is widely circulated with varying details and is said to be true
a story that makes the rounds where the origin can never quite be pinned down
a story that was either completly made up or partially made up
a strange story that passes from person to person that usually has little basis in truth
a tale of contemporary folklore that purports to be true and is often designed to elicit an emotional response from the audience
a tale that appears mysteriously and spreads widely and spontaneously, told and re-told with differing details
a type of folklore , endlessly circulated by word of mouth, repeated in news stories and distributed by email
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 type of legend told as a factual incident that happened to someone known by the teller, and often passed on through media such as newspapers and the Internet as well as orally.
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. To know more: www.urbanlegends.com and alt.folklore.urban.
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 $250 Cookie Recipe". [Source: LAQUEY
An oft-told tale on the Internet that is untrue, but refuses to die. They keep reappearing in newsgroups, e-mail discussion lists, and message bases. The stories themselves are interesting and when newcomers read them for the first time, they are often passed along as fact. They may have been once true as in the Craig Shergold get-well card story, a hoax like the GOOD TIMES VIRUS, or a joke, like the expensive Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe. They often appear with variations, so that get-well cards become business cards, or Neiman-Marcus becomes Mrs. Fields instead. Read more about these in our accompanying feature on Urban Legends.
An urban legend is a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. The term is often used with a meaning similar to the expression "apocryphal story." Urban legends are not necessarily untrue, but they are often false, distorted, exaggerated, or sensationalized.
Urban Legend is a 1998 horror film starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Robert Englund, Tara Reid, Joshua Jackson, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Michael Rosenbaum, Danielle Harris, John Neville, and Loretta Devine.
Urban Legend is an album by the rapper T.I., released in late 2004, which instantly generated crossover success with the hit single "Bring 'Em Out". The album was the fastest-selling album in history by a South Artist. The album featured Trick Daddy, Nelly, Lil' Jon, Mannie Fresh of the Big Tymers, Daz Dillinger, Lil' Wayne, Pharrell of the Neptunes, P$C and Lil' Kim and his album debuted in the Billboard Top 10.