Urban legends have become common-place People understand what it means when you use the phrase. There are books written about urban legends, and a dialect has grown up around them. There are themes and categories, people doing comparative analysis, and even lingo. One of the neatest words is an acronym: FOAF. The friend of a friend is a non-distinct, distant source of information. You hear it, but wouldn’t want to act on it.
Or would you? I know of someone who is travelling to a foreign country to teach for a while, and will be staying with the friend of a friend. Gutsy – and trusting in God.
Tonight I am looking up a computer to recommend for a friend to buy. I am going to use a site recommended by another friend. The purchasing person is being helped by the recommending person – a friend of a friend – and that’s a good thing.
The site is Product Chart, and they will help you decide what’s important in laptops and smart phones, as well as smaller consumer electronics. I don’t know if they have ads – I block ads with both AdBlock and AdBlock Plus, so if you are enticed to buy an ostrich pillow or a Ministry of Silly Walks watch, I’m sorry, but it’s on you (literally).