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yosshi



Joined: 24 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: urban legend Reply with quote

Hi! I'm Japanese girl. Very Happy Du know urban legends? it is rumor which is spread as if they are really true stroy. But acutually we all do not know whether they are true or false. there are a lot of urban legends in japan. For exaple, " a certain hamburger shop use a earthworm into their hamburger instead of beaf." this is a urban legend which spread when I!m in elementary school. In your country what rumor do you have? Wink
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sidrao



Joined: 31 May 2006
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Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yosshi,
In my country i.e. India, many are vegetarians. The most famous urban legend is that many fastfood joints use chicken fat for frying.
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Mallaien



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidrao wrote:
Yosshi,
In my country i.e. India, many are vegetarians. The most famous urban legend is that many fastfood joints use chicken fat for frying.


yea that is a urban ledgen, but many years ago it would have been true. for health resons, many fast food places have changed to cooking in vegetable oil. Some fast food places use Hydrogenated vegetable oil (it means to add Hydrogen to oil), that type of oil is not good for you.
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aevi82



Joined: 17 Jul 2006
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Location: Moscow, Russia

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most well-known urban legend in Moscow concerns about the rumor that there is the whole system of secret undeground passages and dungeons under the Moscow streets. In fact, it's partly true.
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jbyrne



Joined: 05 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Good List of Urban Legends Reply with quote

Hi

You can find many urban legends here. Probably best for a higher level student.

http://www.jamaby.com/news/Urban.html
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