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How should I understand "popular myth" in the underlined sentence?
Thanks in advance.
Contrary to popular myth, there was no mass exodus of despondent brokers and speculators through skyscraper windows. But itís a safe bet that few investors felt like singing along to a new tune that had debuted at a Manhattan ballroom that week.
Even though people commonly believe these stories, they are not true.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.