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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  06/ABR/2006 5:48 AM
Assunto:  Do you tell lies?
 
Mensagem: 

That’s stretching the truth a little.
That’s rather a tall story!
It was only a little white lie.
He has been spreading falsehoods about me. - formal

I’ll take him to court for slander.- legal

She has always telling porkies - I don't recall hearing this.
That’s pure fiction!
Don’t tell fibs, Simon. I saw you put the sweet in your pocket.- used with children

Oh! Camon! That’s such a porck pie! - I don't recall hearing this.
Don’t worry. I’ll be economical with the truth.

 

Mark Twain wrote there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damn lies, and statistics.

 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Do you tell lies?  –  Deivis  05/ABR/2006, 2:28 PM
Do you tell lies?  –  Johannes  05/ABR/2006, 2:37 PM
Do you tell lies?  –  Deivis  05/ABR/2006, 3:17 PM
Do you tell lies?  –  CR  05/ABR/2006, 5:19 PM
 Do you tell lies?  –  Dale/RS  06/ABR/2006, 5:48 AM
Do you tell lies?  –  Johannes  06/ABR/2006, 7:55 AM
Do you tell lies?  –  Dale/RS  06/ABR/2006, 10:09 AM

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