In one forum (dedicated to videogames) I have found somebody posted this message:
Somebody rumored that this armor has innate resistance to death and mind attack, but it is totally wrong [...]
Q1. What exactly this "somebody rumored" construction means?
Do I understand right, that this means "some person, no matter who is it exactly, made a rumor about..."?
I searched it and have found few more examples:
But I heard at hospital from Naveen-one of our classmate that somebody rumored; she was having an affair with someone in the school.
For somebody rumored to be on death's door, Camille looked awfully good to him.
I mean, jeez, phoningup somebody rumored to be in the Russian mob wasn'tto be taken lightly.
The only thing she learned was that, in east Mississippi, somebody rumored to be an enforcer for a boss in Memphis was punishing dealers who...
On that particular day in history somebody rumored to Purdy Parker that Darlene had called them all the Pasty Parkers.
It was impossible to tell what they were thinking, but they tried too hard, the way they might with somebody rumored to have cancer.
It was not a lot of time for somebody rumored to live in the neighborhood of seventy-eight years (on average).
For somebody rumored these past three years to be of failing health and undergoing dialysis, Carlos Agassi surprisingly looks, as they would say, fit.
Q2. Can I say in same manner - "somebody gossiped" or "somebody speculated" with same "overall meaning", but different "intonation" in it?
Q3. Also, is it possibly (just for my own curiosity) to create negative sentence with construction "anybody rumored", like "Come on, man, is there anybody rumored about this stuff nowadays? That stuff is so outdated, nobody cares about it anymore".?