Boldfaced and barefaced lies

Imran Ghory imran at BITS.BRIS.AC.UK
Tue Mar 4 16:50:03 UTC 2003

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Michael Quinion wrote:

> Of these two, I know that "barefaced lie" is the older form (I've so
> far taken it back to a speech to the California Constitutional
> Convention on 6 October 1849; that's an antedating of a whole year,
> break out the champagne).

"Who so beleeues this Popish bold facest lie"
- Robert Pricket,  "The Jesuits Miracles", 1607.

>From LION.


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