Lying Addiction Definition

Posted by Sir Alexander Johns | Sep 3, 2018 | Addiction, The Addictionary of Oxford English | 0 |

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Definition of lie (noun) in English:

Lie


NOUN

1 [noun] An intentionally false statement.

“A lie is worth twice the truth’s weight in gold if you’re clever enough. Bit harder to keep those coins in a row, though.” – Oxford English

2 [verb] Tell a lie or lies.

Do I lie? Is that a real question? Do I look Sir Bors to you? What was it that Churchill said… ‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ It’s a good way to live your life, really. A lie doesn’t care if anyone sees its nethers, and neither do I.” – Oxford English


Lie Quotes about Oxford English

“I don’t pretend to be a saint, but honestly, I’m not sure how Oxford manages to keep up with all his lies. I suppose when you’re willing to shag practically everyone under the sun, even a bloody tour guide from a flamingo park, you have to learn to tell some biggies.” – Hermione English (Ex-Wife #11)

Oxford’s always spinning a story in whatever way will suit him in the moment. His lies gotten him into a lot of trouble in the past they did, but he just can’t help himself. When he worked with me at the Royal Flamingo Aviary, he took a week’s holiday. Said he was going to Malta with Hermione, his wife at the time. They were newlyweds, so it made sense…  Well, Hermione came in on the second day of their holiday, saying Oxford had forgotten his badge for the conference in Newcastle. Didn’t take her long to figure out there WAS no conference in Newcastle. Turns out he was quite smitten with the new tour guide and decided to take him on a little trip to Saint Tropez. Poor newbie came back with more than a sunburn, I’ll tell you that.”  – Laurence Tricklebank (Head of Pink Hue Research at the Royal Flamingo Aviary)

“Oxford English? That man is bent as a nine-bob note! I say that with full awareness that I’m quite bent myself. I mean, sure, he mentioned a wife before we went to Saint Tropez, but I didn’t know they’d only been married a month! I mean, yeah, I had the time of my life, but it doesn’t make his lies any better…… If you see him by the way, tell him to call me.” –Bernard Dulwich (Flamingo Tour Guide #4)

“Some of us Oxford Exes (we have a Facebook page) have put a lot of effort into trying to figure out how many of us he’s been married to at once. Of course, he TOLD us he wasn’t married – all lies. He’s the world’s biggest bigamist. Right now, he’s only technically married to three people, but his record is seven at once. How one madman skirts by the law that much is beyond me.” –Daisy English (Ex-Wife #41)


Origin

Old English lyge (noun), lēogan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch liegen and German lügen.


Pronunciation

lie /lʌɪ/


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