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skuh tuhl buht

  • n  a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

  • At a rally last week, Duke lent weight to the scuttlebutt that the government was behind the Oklahoma bombing.
  • So far, the scuttlebutt knocked down by ABC does not seem to be generating the hue and cry it did when ABC considered whacking Nightline in 2002 to give the time slot to David .
  • Industry scuttlebutt has it that Will Smith was offered the lead in The Matrix before Reeves, but passed.
News & Articles

  • Office on the iPhone: It’s Real and It’s Here
    For eons now, the scuttlebutt about a version of Microsoft Office for Apple‘s iOS devices has just kept on coming. In November of 2011, Office for the iPad was reported to be in the works. In February of 2012, it was allegedly going to arrive shortly. Then versions for iPhone and iPad (and Android) were supposed to arrive in early 2013. Unless they weren’t going to show up until October 2014 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Techland
  • Intel's new Haswell chips may be hot, but not in a good way
    Early tests, online discussions and even some OEMs seem to show a potential bump in the road for Intel’s latest-generation processor architecture—a bump you can see on a temperature graph. The new Haswell line of processors, at least according to early scuttlebutt from various quarters of the Internet, appears to generate more heat at a given voltage than the preceding Ivy Bridge-based designs ...
    June 11, 2013 - PC World

  • Billy Beane in USA Today
    There's lots of scuttlebutt about our players,Beane said. "Teams want them. But it's coming not from us but from the teams out there with interest. We have players people call about. It's just a story by the nature of them having...
  • Michael Voss in WA today
    There's a lot of scuttlebutt that happens before the Draft (but) we sought of thought we may have to go another way because we thought he would be gone,Voss said. "We are very pleased to have him here. We think he can add something to our...
  • Joe Torre in
    From the scuttlebutt I get,said Torre, "it will take some length to sign [Ramirez] and I think you have to think hard about that. He was certainly an 'A,' No. 1 citizen and I enjoyed having him here. To say I don't want him back, I'd be...

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