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Re: Lies

Posted by Henry on September 05, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Lies posted by R. Berg on September 05, 2003

: : : : : : It is said that there are a series of phrases in english that are normally lies. This series includes:

: : : : : : 1) the check is in the mail
: : : : : : 2) I'll respect you in the morning

: : : : : : Does anyone have more phrases that should be taken with a grain of salt and a lie detector?

: : : : : We'll try and get you a raise after you've been here a while.
: : : : (Here's bob, looking for the "Mr. Restraint of 2003" Award, avoiding the dirty joke that normally follows the "three big lies" set-up....) "We're from the government. We're here to help you."

: : :
: : : "Trust me, I'm a doctor."
: : : "Read my lips:'no new taxes'"
: : : "This won't hurt a bit."

: : Push the button, Mikey!

: 1. This hurts me more than it hurts you.
: 2. You'll understand when you grow up.
: 3. All the other kids are doing it.
: 4. You don't look a day older.

1. Chocolate isn't fattening.
2. It suits you.
3. I didn't realise I was speeding.
4. I was just going to do it.