Bad news travels fast

This page is about the saying "Bad news travels fast"

Possible meaning:
"Bad news" means news about "bad" things like accidents, death, illness etc. People tend to tell this type of news quickly. But "good news" (passing an exam, winning some money, getting a job etc) travels more slowly.

This reminds us of the proverb "No news is good news."

Quick Quiz

If friends tell you that "bad news travels fast", they

a. are trying to comfort you

b. want to make you cry

c. want you to go faster

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Contributor: Josef Essberger