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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.
> lffunkhouser -at- halnet -dot- com
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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'
> scary. I'll submit this question to local.talk and see what happens.