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To: Brad from Tennessee

I have a slightly different take:

NAncy PElosi is an outright bald-faced (bold-faced) liar.

Period.

“... He wanted to know if an out-and-out liar is more properly called a bold-faced liar or a bald-faced liar.

The truth is this: both are used, and so is barefaced. Bald-faced is the newest term; its first known print appearance dates back only 62 years, to 1943.

Bold-faced is some four centuries older than that, dating to 1591. Although you might guess bald-faced developed out of a mishearing of bold-faced, the meanings of the two adjectives are not synonymous.

Bold-faced means “bold in manner or conduct; impudent”; bald-faced has the same meaning as barefaced: “open; unconcealed”; and “having or showing a lack of scruples.”

Barefaced is one year older than bold-faced; its first print appearance dates to 1590. But the original meaning of barefaced was literal: it meant “having the face uncovered,” either “beardless” or “wearing no mask.”

No surprise to most of us, folks using the word barefaced were open to shifting the adjective into the metaphoric realm: barefaced soon came to describe something “unconcealed or open”; and then something “showing or having a lack of scruples.”...”

Just like a Dem

(spits, walks aways muttering)


15 posted on 03/19/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

Fascinating. Thanks.


20 posted on 03/19/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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