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urban legend

Fig. a myth or piece of folklore that is totally false. That story about the rats in the sewer being as big as dogs is an urban legend. It's just not so.
See also: legend
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After the attack on Pearl Harbor and throughout World War II, this urban legend began to flourish.
The Snopes site tracks down the truth about urban legends in more than 40 categories, including music, autos, business, crime, food, language, science, sports, and Risque Business.
Among the dozen or so urban legends Brunvand discusses:
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It's just become this silly urban legend that I just have to laugh at.
Within a few days Pickler acknowledged the error, the AP ran a correction, and a potential urban legend about Dean's intemperate fabulism was strangled in the crib.
However, his remarks on the aspirations of the indigenous population of such communities show him to be, as yet, a prisoner of urban legend.
Despite limited evidence to show that nursing home residents are being abused or stolen from, stories of larcenous or brutal nursing home employees have reached urban legend proportions.
Lets you create your own Urban Legend and send it to your friends via e-mail.
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Following extensive research, Pfanstiehl uncovered the murderous history of the Eldorado Seville, ending speculation that its tie to the Gagnon murder was an urban legend.
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P on the urban legend that flippers churning out quick profits helped drive the late, great residential real estate market boom.
In this latest outing, Tilly not only reprises her role as the voice of Chucky's "bride" doll, she also plays herself--Jennifer Tilly--making a film about the murderous dolls of urban legend.
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