The truth is we ALL tell

Posted on January 15, 2008 

The truth is we ALL tell

On this reckoning, each of us tells up to 1,460 fibs a year, or almost 88,000 over a 60-year lifespan.

We are speaking of what are known as “white lies” (latterly transmuted into “porky pies”), those small, generally harmless falsehoods which oil the wheels of almost all human relationships and which can spring from good motives as much as bad.

According to the survey, “There’s nothing wrong with me… I’m fine” comes top of the league, with 28 per cent of those surveyed admitting to using it habitually.

Also in the top 20 are “Nice to see you”, “Sorry I missed your call”, “I’m stuck in traffic”, “Our server was down”, “The train was delayed”, “The cheque’s in the post”, “I’ll phone you back in a minute”, “This tastes delicious”, and “Of course I love you”.

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