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What does UM stand for?

UM stands for Urban Myth


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As the package holiday season approaches, we're told the belief that altitude increases the effect of alcohol is an urban myth, according to Prof Michael Bagshaw, an expert in aviation medicine.
THERE seems to be an urban myth hovering around our capital city that Plaid Cymru is a party just for Welsh speakers.
Contrary to popular belief, Blockbusters host Bob Holness did not play saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - the story was an urban myth In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket Frogs cannot swallow without blinking A UFO sighting is reported somewhere on Earth every three minutes Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar You are about 1cm taller in the morning than in the evening A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court Fingernails grow fastest on the right hands of right-handed people and the left hands of left-handed people
I thought it was probably just some urban myth going round that they'd heard but on the weekend I have heard the same story from two separate people, the same day and same details.
The report warned of urban myths - such as John Lennon once living in Blackpool and Bob Dylan in Crouch End, London.