Re: tan: bold vs. bald

Subject: Re: tan: bold vs. bald
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 1994 10:04:18 -0800

In Tennessee, it's "bald-faced lie". I don't think i've ever heard
"bold-faced lie" (Republicans excepted, of course).

Andreas Ramos, M.A. Sacramento, California

On Mon, 7 Mar 1994, LaVonna Funkhouser wrote:

> 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.

> LaVonna
> lffunkhouser -at- halnet -dot- com

> ----- Begin message from timrice -at- erd1 7-Mar-94

> Return-Path: timrice -at- erd1
> Received: by erd1 (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03)
> id AA50863; Mon, 7 Mar 1994 11:03:51 -0600
> From: timrice -at- erd1 (Tim Rice)
> Message-Id: <9403071703 -dot- AA50863 -at- erd1>
> Subject: Bold vs. Bald
> To: hsll05
> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 1994 11:03:51 -0600 (CST)
> Cc: timrice -at- erd1 (Tim Rice)
> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL22]
> Content-Type: text
> Content-Length: 685

> LaVonna:

> 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'

> scary. I'll submit this question to and see what happens.

> Bye for now. - Tim "Grinder" Rice

> ----- End forwarded message

Previous by Author: Re: How much do you have to know?
Next by Author: Re: Typical Pay Scale?
Previous by Thread: tan: bold vs. bald
Next by Thread: Re: tan: bold vs. bald

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads