Babble; hearsay; rumor;
Spreading gossip without verifying the truth.
I never talk scuttlebutt because I don't like to spread gossip.
Scuttle - butt
Scuttle (Reminds) Scuttle
Butt (Reminds) But
It is a scuttle and we say, "But".
You have an impressive John Hancock. What are you good at?
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Signing your name! Your John Hancock is your signature! A common phrase is "Put your John Hancock here."