Boldfaced and barefaced lies
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.
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