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Subject:tan: bold vs. bald From:LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 7 Mar 1994 11:20:06 -0600
For those of you who like to think about or discuss
language idioms (as in "another think coming"), here
is another provided by a local engineer.
You may send comments to me.
lffunkhouser -at- halnet -dot- com
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Subject: Bold vs. Bald
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 1994 11:03:51 -0600 (CST)
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Since you did such a fine job delineating the nuances of thing vs. think,
I thought you'd be able to help me with a similar issue: "bald vs. bold."
I was reading something this weekend that used the phrase "bald-faced," as in
"He told a bald-faced lie." (I'd have to go back and check to get the exact
phrase and context...) Now, I was always under the impression that you could
tell a "bold-faced" lie, but not a "bald-faced" one. What do you think about
this? I'm starting to lose faith in my knowledge of the language I use--that's
scary. I'll submit this question to local.talk and see what happens.