[Ads-l] Bald-faced liar

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sat Feb 16 23:25:04 UTC 2019

An email from Ultraviolet.org (I'll be happy to forward it to anyone who is interested) had the subject line "Susan Collins: Bald-faced liar".

I think it most likely someone meant to say "bare-faced liar" and didn't quite get it correct.  However, there is the possibility the e-mail writer thought "a woman cannot be described as "bare-faced" and substituted a similar-sounding adjective.

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