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WHAT DOES URBAN MYTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true. As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story's veracity, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it. Despite its name, an urban legend does not necessarily originate in an urban area. Rather, the term is used to differentiate modern legend from traditional folklore in pre-industrial times. For this reason, sociologists and folklorists prefer the term "contemporary legend". Urban legends are sometimes repeated in news stories and, in recent years, distributed by e-mail or social media. People frequently allege that such tales happened to a "friend of a friend"; the phrase has become a commonly used term when recounting this type of story. Some urban legends have passed through the years with only minor changes to suit regional variations.
The translations of urban myth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «urban myth» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «URBAN MYTH» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «urban myth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «urban myth» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about urban myth
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «URBAN MYTH»
Discover the use of urban myth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to urban myth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
It's the holiday home from hell, deep in an ancient English forest where no one can hear your screams.
James Raven, James Raven, 2013
Living Cities: An UrbanMyth? : Government and ...
This book is about government and public approaches to sustainable development in Australia, documenting the current inability of governments in Australia to address persistent urban environmental problems.
Garry John Smith, Jennifer Anne Scott, 2006
The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam
Edited by Amitai Etzioni, one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this collection provides a compelling overview of the impact that holidays and rituals have on our family and communal life.
Jerry Lembcke, 1998
MythBusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most ...
Special effects experts and hosts of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" use modern-day science to show what's real and what's fiction, providing the explosive truth behind the 30 most perplexing urban legends of all time.
Keith Zimmerman, 2005
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition
with “urban myth.” A 2010 survey of usage by “the scholarly community”in
general found that “ 'urban legend' ... is used as a contrast to 'truth' ... synonymous
with 'false' ” rather than in the technical sense preferred by folklorists, when they
Jan Harold Brunvand, 2012
Once Upon an If: The Storythinking Handbook
Closely related to the tall tale is the 'urban myth' or legend. From the point of view
of thinking, urban myths and legends offer a departure point for thinking about
knowledge and how we come to know things, though very few individual urban ...
Peter Worley, 2014
Urban Skinny: Live the Fabulous Life--and Still Zip Up Your ...
But it’s the strategy that makes it happen—and that’s what this book is all about. Schupp explains how to budget calories like budgeting money, with a savings account for the occasional splurge on truffle fries or Bordeaux.
Danielle, RD Schupp, Stephanie Krikorian, 2009
Renovation Nation: Our Obsession with Home
While cockatoos have long been a suburban pest (they eat wooden windowsills,
ledges, decking, and even clothes ofl the Hills hoist), this urban myth takes their
antics a step further. At the same time it also enables a group of middle-class, ...
Fiona Allon, 2008
UrbanMyth: The Truth Is In Here
We all know truth is stranger than fiction, but there are definitely some bizarre urban myths out there. Rack up points by debunking or confirming these unsettling tales.
Imagination Entertainment Limited, 2008
Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis
... particular social and spatial patterns on the modern form of urban life (see
Häußermann and Siebel 1987). PRODUCTION OF MYTH The discrepancy
between the number of inhabitants 9. Urban myth: The symbolic sizing of Weimar
David Bell, Mark Jayne, 2006
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «URBAN MYTH»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term urban myth is used in the context of the following news items.
Captain Pugwash creator was traumatised by urban myths about …
The daughter of Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan has revealed how her father was traumatised by urban myths about rude character names that never ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
Police say Dronfield dog poisoning rumours are 'urban myth'
Derbyshire Police said some local residents have not been walking their dogs as a result of the 'urban myth'. Sergeant Aidan Stones said: “There has been one ... «The Star, Mar 15»
Goodwood's Urban Myth transforms into SA Youth Arts and puts on …
“It's gone back to how Urban Myth started off which is theatre workshops for kids, which is down to quality of the tutors like Sean Riley and Claire Glenn.”. «NEWS.com.au, Feb 15»
Charles Manson Monkees Audition Urban Myth Debunked By …
Dolenz recalled being a guest on radio legend Rodney Bingenheimer's show Rodney on the ... “And everybody took it as gospel, and now it's an urban myth!”. «Radio.com News, Dec 14»
Urban myth: vinyl doesn't have to be hauled from dusty crates
Many may have despaired on hearing Urban Outfitter's chief declare it was now the world's largest stockist of vinyl. But never mind the snobs – the retailer's ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
Census busts urban myth, finds Bharat has more 'DINKs'
NEW DELHI: With all the buzz around double-income power couples, it is easy to believe that more and more urban families have given up the sole breadwinner ... «Times of India, Aug 14»
Urban Myth Theatre Company asks for Unley Council help to …
But Urban Myth actor and producer Michael Allen told an Unley Council meeting on Monday night the company could make up to $20,000 a month if it could sell ... «NEWS.com.au, Aug 14»
That we use 10% of our brain is an urban myth?
The "10 per cent" myth is apparently still widely held among the American public, with a survey last year by the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ... «Times of India, Jul 14»
The future of SA's Urban Myth Theatre Company, where Packed to …
Urban Myth moved from its Unley “Cottage” base of more than 30 years to the Goodwood Institute, opposite the Capri Cinema, in 2012 because it wanted more ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 14»
Top 10 urban legends
tarantula One of the most enduring urban myths: The "spider bite". We know it's not true but… agghhhh! Photograph: Redmond Durrell/Alamy Redmond Durrell ... «The Guardian, Jul 14»
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