What is the meaning of `urban legend’?

These are very often widely circulated stories that are passed on from one person to another. Often, these are very frightening stories which are supposed to have really happened; whether they did or not, urban legends are meant to be believed. The stories have been told and retold so many times that they have become a part of popular mythology. A very popular urban legend in the U.S is that there are alligators living in sewers. Another one is that there is always a killer hiding in the back seat of a car.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – November 06, 2007



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s