I often come cross words when I am writing that I think twice about using because I do not know/doubt how my reader is going to react. For example the verb/noun GOSSIP ''It was something the did all the time. To gossip or not to gossip was not a question.'' What is your first INSTINCT about the word/noun/verb GOSSIP Does gossip implie something good or bad? If someone was gossing that does convey a good image or a bad one?