Re: living with the vernacular (was RE: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements

Subject: Re: living with the vernacular (was RE: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:34:24 -0800

A quick look at the etymology database finds that "bare/bald faced" and
"bold faced" both date back to roughly the same time (17th century England)
and have opposite meanings. "Bare faced" refers to a lie unconcealed by
the facial hair common to merchants of the period and therefore obviously
false, i.e., a badly-told lie, while "bold faced" describes a lie told with
the straight and emphatic expression of one confidently speaking the truth,
i.e., a well-told lie. Natually, it has nothing to do with typeface.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

>
> This is the same vernacular that pushes "bold-faced lie" to
> replace "bald-faced lie", or that has execrable web, TV, and
> radio 'personalities' saying things like "... attended the gala
> with John and I...".
>
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