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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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The symbolic nature of the burial, as an act that restores dignity and perhaps prevents a state of no repose for the dead (Gerould 1908/2000), parallels the altruistic kindness to the Middle-Eastern man in the modern urban legend of the grateful terrorist.
Massive site dedicated to the latest myths, conspiracy theories and urban legends.
Urban Legend, released to rent August 23, continues the teen slasher trend started by Scream.
Derek was terrified of the "Piggy Man" story and other urban legends like it.
Urban Legend #3: Calling #77 on a cell phone in any state will connect you with highway patrol dispatchers in that state.
It's sort of a sequel to the 1998 Urban Legend film, also about a serial killer working on a college campus.
The film is based on the widely publicized urban legend that took place 50 years ago in a small Texas town, where a school bus filled with children was hit by a train killing everyone on-board.
IT'S hard to believe there's much life left in slasher horror films like Urban Legends: Final Cut, the unasked-for sequel to the original Urban Legend, where a serial killer commits a series of crimes based on urban myths.
Like an urban legend, one version of USC coach Pete Carroll's sideline outburst Saturday night was that it was directed toward Oregon coach Mike Bellotti.
LAURENCE Wilson's new play, Urban Legend, is set in a flat on the 13th floor of a Bootle high rise.
The urban legend now is that I came out at Bill Clinton's inauguration, [as if] he's got his hand on the Bible, and I'm like, `Wait, wait, stop, stop?
Before you toss that case of Diet Coke, though, there's one more thing you should know: The aspartame letter is a cybermyth, the electronic age's answer to an urban legend.
Cineworld, Wolverhampton 01902 306922: Mighty Joe Young (PG) Payback (18) The Rugrats (U)Arlington Road (15) Waking Ned (PG) Patch Adams (12) A Night at the Roxbury (PG) Pleasantville (12) The Thin Red Line (15) Saving Private Ryan (15) Urban Legend (18) You've Got Mail (PG) Madeline (U) A Bug's Life (U)Shakespeare in Love (15) Very Bad Things (18) Little Voice (15) This Year's Love (18) Bollywood Cinema: Laa Waris (PG) Daag (PG) Kachche Dhaage (PG) Shaheed-e-Mohabbat (PG).
No, that's not an urban legend - just another, hackneyed variation on the current vogue for hokey, jokey films about psycho- slayers
The film is based on the widely publicized urban legend that 50 years ago in a small Texas town, a school bus filled with children was hit by a train killing everyone on-board.
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