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PostSubject: Urban Legends   Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:22 pm

I recently bought a nice little book that contains a lot of urban legends, each with its own history (where did it first turn up, what variations are there in it etc.), and I found they actually are really interesting. For one, they tell a lot about people's way of thought and conveying thoughts and fears. Many of the short stories are really aimed at scaring the living daylights out of the recipients. Secondly, they are a separate category of short story: They follow particular conventions, and are all conveyed in telling rather than reading. I am planning to do some more research in this field, perhaps I could write a paper on that. Does anyone of you know any studies or articles that might help me?

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Legends   Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:31 pm

I don't know if you get this channel where you are, but the History Channel has a show called Urban Legends. It is really fun to watch. They give you 3 different urban legends and you have to decide which ones are true and which ones are false. At the end when they reveal which is true and which is not, they also tell when and why it came about.

Here is the link, sadly, it doesn't give any information other than the times it comes on, but maybe you can find somewhere to watch it on the internet.
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