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Single word request: Grapevine is a word used to describe the spread of rumors via spoken communication. Can you think of a similar 2-syllable, startup-like synonym for grapevine?

I've tried a search of the thesaurus and of the words I've seen, the most fitting are: Hearsay, Gossip, Chatter.

However, this doesn't quite fit the theme of disseminating information on a vine, i.e. I want the connotation that you are "in the loop" rather than plainly a word describing gossip. Compound words, 2-syllable words, homonyms, palindromes and double letter words (e.g. Google and Twitter), or words you can "verbalize" (e.g. "Googled") are preferable!

Thanks so much!

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    What do you mean by ‘startup-like’? – Spagirl Dec 14 '19 at 18:01
  • @Spagirl It's a bit of a vague term, but roughly I mean: compound words, 2-syllable words, homonyms, palindromes and double letter words (e.g. Google and Twitter), or words that you can verbalize like Google. – Sergio Charles Dec 15 '19 at 4:04
  • rumor mill, scuttlebutt – KannE Dec 16 '19 at 21:29
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An appropriate verb for this would be to say something like the following:

I planted a rumour.

From Merriam-Webster:

1 a : to put or set in the ground for growth
// plant seeds
1 b : to set or sow with seeds or plants

This not only follows the grapevine analogy, but implies that you started the rumour, and that you are also in on it—as well as possibly tending it after the fact so that it will grow appropriately.

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