Gossip is where you're talking about other people for no productive reason.
What's not gossip?
1. Analyzing a situation2. Discussing how to help someone having a hard time3. Trying to figure out what happened recently4. Trying to decide if to bring someone closer in your life5. Working through challenges you're having with an important person in your life6. Genuinely positive updates about what people are doing7. Looking at how a person managed to achieve something worthwhile8. Otherwise important updates that are relevant to the listening party
There's perhaps a few other categories, but it's easy to go off the rails into discussing someone -- positively or negatively (but usually negatively) in a gossipy way.
On Shut Up and Take My Hand
I think everyone's had a few of these- flirtationships. When you flirt with someone almost exclusively (does that make sense?) but you're not in a relationship (whether you want to be in one or not is up to you~).
I'm not really one for flirting, its cute and funny and interesting at times but to be honest not really my thing. Either flirting with other people or them flirting with me, just don't like it. Of course I'm flattered but mmmmh back off I'm not interested. So obviously I don't make a habit of doing it either, though I should be a bit more accurate. I guess I'm ever so slightly (hehe completely) sexist since I only ever flirt with *girls* not *guys*. Don't know why, maybe since I'm generally more ummm masculine? Well, with most people anyways. So maybe that's why but I think more of a reason is that girls are more 'physical' without actually touching you.
I love contact, but only with people I know. That's pretty much the same for everyone? So it really annoys me when someone I don't know touches me - hands off! And girls aren't so quick to touch in a more...ummm...invasive (?) way? Or maybe I'm just more comfortable with girls?
I like hugs with basically everybody though I'd say girls give better hugs so I guess I prefer contact with girls as well. Off topic~~
Anyways, flirtationships. The reason I don't really like them is well, they're undefined. I don't like that. Like...you're not friends, but you're nothing more than friends either. It would be *horrible* to be stuck in a flirtationship if you actually liked that person but was unsure what the other person felt. Just to point out, flirtationships only exist when the two people are friends-good friends.