Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Today's Daily Quiz: July 17, 2007

America! Congress needs YOUR help! Without resorting to obscenity or any term that could be contested on procedural grounds, what's another way to say "liar" without using the word "liar"?

Today's DQ courtesy of pinko

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Gulliver's Travels :
. . . the Houyhnhnms have an orderly and peaceful society. They possess philosophy and have a language that is entirely pure of political and ethical nonsense. They possess, for example, no word for a lie (and must substitute a phrase — to say a thing which is not).
~ Sean

4:49 AM  
Blogger Steaming Pile said...

How about perjure? Telling known untruths in a State of the Union might be considered perjury, or at least a breach of the article in the Constitution that requires the President to report on the state of the nation.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinnochio inclined?

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Bush -- lie

to Cheney -- defy

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Yes, I agree, the use of the word "liars" is so oldspeak. How about this in the spirit of Orwell who coined the doublegood term blackwhite (the habit of claiming black is white in contradiction of known facts):

Blackwhiter? Untruther?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the spirit of "decider","suicider" and to add to Joe's Orwellian doublespeak: veracity depriver; antihonester.

This would call our leader what he really is - a misleader.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous stogoe said...

I like "Misleader".

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean said -

yes to "mis-leader"

it is a brilliant term

11:42 AM  

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