Darien Lions Club
District 1-J Illinois
Urban Legends

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This page last updated 2/1/06
by Lion Kooch
 

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Urban legends are a specific type of folklore, and many of the items discussed on this site do not fall under the folkloric definition of "urban legend."  We are following the more expansive popular (if inaccurate) use of "urban legend" as a term that embraces not only urban legends but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.

Very often, we all receive emails with outlandish claims, dubious "true stories," offers from Microsoft and other companies to send you money for forwarding emails to 50 of your friends, etc.  Whenever you get one of these, and before you pass it on, check out it's validity on the Snopes website.  It's also full of interesting information.  Be sure to check out their home page to see a sample of topics covered.  This is another one of our favorite websites.

www.snopes.com