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Star lover
December 1st, 2017, 08:24 AM
Today's offering....

The term "white lie," meaning a harmless fib, turns out to be older than we realized.

Until recently, the earliest documented use of the term was in 1741, but some smart detective work earlier this year by a team of volunteer transcribers working with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and the Oxford English Dictionary in the U.K. found it in a letter dated April 10, 1567. The letter-writer used the expression to describe his brother-in-law's habit of not telling the truth, a habit as old as time.

Well ya gotta have some with that....

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Have a great weekend....no lie!

Carol336
December 1st, 2017, 09:29 AM
Thanks Anita - love this one - no lie!!!!

grammaterry
December 1st, 2017, 10:35 AM
I think it is hilarious that scholars spend their lives looking for stuff like this. They could be quilting.