In some cases, individuals create healthy narratives based in reality; in other cases, people incorporate urban legend
and folklore in creation in their reconstructed narratives.
The second item isn't true either, according to Snopes.com, a Web site devoted to debunking urban legends
, misconceptions, old wives' tales, and celebrity gossip.
Notice, however, that in fact other totally unrealistic stories such as urban legends
and horror stories do get passed around.
Early in the novel the central character, anthropologist Bertrand Milworth, in Africa to collect and compare urban legends
, remarks that "'you've got to let go of the usual tendency people have for believing good stories.
have thrilled and spooked us for generations.
Are the warnings about laser pointers causing eye damage true or just an urban legend
? The concern is that retinal damage may result if one is aimed directly at a child's (or adult's) eye?
Also covered is the infamous, science-bashing "Missing Day in Time" urban legend
actively circulating among fundamentalist Christians.
With Bodega Dreams, Ernesto Quinonez skillfully switches from English to Spanish to create an urban legend
where words vibrate on the page.
(Frequency), Manhattan (American Psycho), New Jersey (The Hurricane), New Haven (The Skulls), generic university towns in New England (Urban Legend
), the wooded foothills of the Rockies (Grizzly Falls), and inexplicably enough, an equatorial rain forest (Peter Benchley's Amazon).
Altoids is a master of "urban legend
" talk value for its brand.
That's not actually an urban legend
, it's the cornerstone of this agreeably dumb teen horror flick which wouldn't scare a kitten.
The film is based on an urban legend
set in a small village named Chanderi in Bhopal and music-composer duo Sachin-Jigar have scored the album.
The urban legend
tells the story of a couple who were out drinking then came home to realise that their dog was choking in the living room.
It's an old urban legend
used to explain why people get sick when they drink - and it just isn't true.
Reece said: "Within the urban scene a lot of artists are from URBAN LEGEND
: performing in Hackney.