Skip to comments.Dan Frei, attacked on immigration, calls Lee Terry's flier a bald-faced lie
Posted on 05/10/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
The Republican contest for the 2nd District House seat took a nasty turn Thursday as Rep. Lee Terry's opponent accused the eight-term congressman of lying on a campaign mailing.
Terry's mailing, sent to voters earlier this week, displays a photo of GOP challenger Dan Frei between pictures of President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats.
Dan Frei supports spending your tax dollars to provide free health care for 11 million illegal immigrants, Terry's mailing says.
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I believe the correct descriptor is “bold-faced”, not “bald-faced”.
As in “bold-faced” type......
Is it Bold face lie or Bald faced lie?
Both are used, with different contexts.
The older form, “bald-faced lie”, or “bare-faced lie” is one made that is recognized as obviously false.
The variation “bold-faced lie” is conversely applied to a lie spoken with conviction, as if it were the truth. The term bold can also mean a daring or brazen liar.
Some of the “bold-faced” usage could be by a generation that only thought what everyone was saying was “bold-faced” lie, understandable due to the fact that it is a 19th century colloquialism. Who would expect that it referred to lying without having your guilt hidden by a beard?
IIRC, bald face was actually balde, as in white faced, that is with no shame.
I repent in dust and ashes........
LOL! No repenting needed. I was so unsure of the correct phrase, your comment caused me to go looking.
I should have researched it instead of relying on what I was taught getting my degree in English almost 50 years ago..........
Hmmmmmm.....wonder if I would have run across “bald-faced lie” in all my Shakespeare courses......???????