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How often do you lie?

  1. I am a woman, I never lie.

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  2. I am a woman, I lie about once a day.

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. I am a woman, I lie about twice a day.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I am a woman, I lie about thrice a day.

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. I am a woman, I lie at least four times a day.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I am a man, I never lie.

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  7. I am a man, I lie about once a day.

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. I am a man, I lie about twice a day.

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  9. I am a man, I lie about thrice a day.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I am a man, I lie at least four times a day.

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  11. This poll is stupid.

    22 vote(s)
    46.8%
  1. May 20, 2010 #1

    Borek

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  3. May 20, 2010 #2
    I never lie. I do, however, always tell the truth.
     
  4. May 20, 2010 #3
    Lies, like everything else, can also be a good thing, it all depends on the motivation and purpose, if by a lie you mean something that causes damage or has any negative effect - I never lie.

    I sometimes bend the truth for constructive purposes, and when I am sure it will not do any harm, to protect people and stuff like that...

    It's just like with guns - they don't kill people, people do. A gun can also save a life, and there is a huge difference in shooting an innocent person to get his wallet and shooting a mass murderer who is out for the kill.

    Plus, do you really expect lairs to tell the truth about how often they lie ;)
     
  5. May 20, 2010 #4

    turbo

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    I voted for the last choice. If someone habitually lies, the poll results are meaningless.
     
  6. May 20, 2010 #5

    Lisa!

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    I'm a woman and I just lie in the internet!o:)

    The "I'm a man/woman and I never lie" option is for the 1s who lies habitually, I guess!:biggrin:
     
  7. May 20, 2010 #6
    I am a man, I never lie.
     
  8. May 20, 2010 #7
    I always lie!
     
  9. May 20, 2010 #8
    I lie down and take a nap four times a day.
     
  10. May 20, 2010 #9
    What's the difference between about once a day, about twice a day, about thrice a day? A prefix of "about" makes it an approximation. And one, two, three are 'about' the same. So I vote for the last one.
     
  11. May 20, 2010 #10

    Borek

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    Well, I thought about putting it as "I lie once a day", but then anyone lying 1.1 times a day will be not able to vote.
     
  12. May 20, 2010 #11

    Chi Meson

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    I never lie, except for that one.

    Oops, now it's twice.
     
  13. May 20, 2010 #12

    Chi Meson

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  14. May 20, 2010 #13
    women think I lie, and other men say I can't be speaking the truth...


    but I do lie in wait
     
  15. May 20, 2010 #14

    BobG

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    This is a stupid poll. It let me give an answer that couldn't possibly be true (whether the woman part or the never lie part). Only one person gave an honest answer, anyway.
     
  16. May 20, 2010 #15

    Moonbear

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    I voted that it's a stupid poll. That's a HUGE leap from never lies to lies once a day.
     
  17. May 20, 2010 #16
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    I voted stupid poll, but fun.
     
  18. May 20, 2010 #17
    I lie a lot. Including on internet polls.
     
  19. May 20, 2010 #18
    What is your "tell":wink:
     
  20. May 20, 2010 #19
    Okay, seriously, though. Does anyone have any clue how often they lie such they could reasonably answer something like this truly? To average it out and everything?
     
  21. May 20, 2010 #20

    DaveC426913

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    The way I heard it expressed is thus:

    There are times when it is acceptable to lie, when it is not a bad thing. The time when it is all right to lie to someone is if the person being lied to would thank you afterward.

    For example: it is acceptable to lie to keep a secret about a surprise birthday party. The birthday subject might plausibly thank you for not ruining the surprise.
     
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