How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

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23 Responses to “How to Tell If Someone Is Lying”

  1. knarlyknight Says:

    Now I know the basis for shcb’s long winded analogies, stories and excessive details…

  2. shcb Says:

    na, just an old guy that likes to hear himself talk.

  3. knarlyknight Says:

    There are 4 indicators right their in shcb’s response!

    1. Note the characteristic pause to process the lie against other information: “na,”

    2. Excessive detail: “old guy”

    3. Equivocation: “likes to hear himself talk” rather than simply stating that he does not lie.

    4. Leaving out pronouns: says “na, just an old guy…” rather than “na, I am just an old guy…

    I think he’s lying.

  4. knarlyknight Says:


  5. shcb Says:

    So you think I am lying about being a narcissistic blowhard? :-)

  6. knarlyknight Says:


  7. shcb Says:

    I think we now know the real name of J.A.S.O.N, it is Kile Wygle. He says he rides his bicycle to get brown liquids but I think the truth is out.,2933,511786,00.html

    (note the wheelie bar)

  8. enkidu Says:

    15 beers and wrecked yer wheels, dui and a trial by jury
    no jury would convict

    can we get this guy to run GM? see like a can-do kinda guy

  9. shcb Says:

    Thank god I’m married. If I weren’t I would be that guy. I can see myself being a household name for doing stupid crap like that if my wife wasn’t there looking down her nose slowly shaking her head no, no, no. Kind of a low budget, redneck Steve Fossett.

  10. enkidu Says:

    he pulled a ‘lil ricky’

  11. knarlyknight Says:

    One can almost hear the “yeeehaw” from the rider…

    There’s a youtube video of this guy (or someone with a similar device, or maybe it was a lawn-mower) on a narrow little laneway out in the country, the video was from the patrol car’s camera. The cop knew the driver by his first name, took his beer and poured it out (to the protest and great frustration of the driver) and then when the driver basically said screw you and tried to drive away he was tazered and arrested…

  12. shcb Says:

    you know the famous last words of a redneck, “hey guys, watch this!”

  13. knarlyknight Says:

    No shcb, I’m sorry but you are wrong again. (At least we have a predictable pattern here on lies that we can be comfortable with, even if I am growing tired of correcting you.)

    “hey guys, watch this!” are the penultimate words of a redneck, they are the introduction to the joke.

    A Redneck’s last words, invarably, are: “oh, shit!” That is the punchline. You can see the rednecks practice for their final act on America’s Funniest Home Videos

    Actually, “oh shit” are fairly universal last words before accidents in the Western world, the distinction being that a Redneck will say it with surprise as if his stupid act or other failure has led to a completely unexpected result, but a more intelligent person says them with the quiet conviction of a person acutely aware of the end of their mortality.

    The most frequent last words I have heard on cockpit voice-recorder tapes are, ‘Oh Shit,’ said with about that much emotion. There’s no panic, no scream, it’s a sort of resignation: we’ve done everything we can, I can’t think of anything else to do and this is it.

    — Frank McDermott, partner in McDermott Associates, specialists in cockpit voice recorders.

  14. shcb Says:

    It’s a Jeff Foxworthy joke for christ’s sake.

  15. knarlyknight Says:

    The Jeff Foxworthy’s joke is not “…the famous last words of a redneck, “hey guys, watch this!”

    it is:

    “You know you’re a redneck when someone in your family died right after saying ‘Hey, y’all watch this!'”

    You can tell them apart because Jeff’s joke is funny.

    Is it actually a Jeff Foxworthy joke or did he “borrow” the joke/phrase? Was it in his 1993 “you know you’re a redneck when” album, and was that original material? His website takes “Jeff Foxworthy” joke submissions from readers… From his website:

    By submitting material, you acknowledge and agree that our receipt and review of your material does not mean that the underlying concept is unique or original, and that we may have previously created or may in the future independently create something that is substantially similar or identical to your idea, with no liability or obligation to you.

    Anyways, shcb, don’t “for christ sakes” me, I was just teasing you about being wrong with a silly example in my previous post and continued it here… surprisingly easy with many of your posts! The link to the bar stool vehicle was great, thanks for posting it. Here’s a couple final items(from me anyway) on ‘Hey, y’all watch this!’

  16. shcb Says:

    But this is what drives me nuts talking to you guys, you will nitpick and research one single word just to prove your opponent wrong but won’t read a simple law so you can comment with some knowledge of the subject matter, Enky is worse than you on that count. Seriously, I’m still waiting for an example of Bush lying about WMD’s and I’m still waiting for an answer as to how the enviros are explaining why the earth hasn’t been warming significantly in the last ten years. I don’t need and answer, I think you are almost on my side on the global warming issue and Bush is long gone. Just making a point.

  17. J.A.Y.S.O.N. Says:

    Newark is near Columbus. I’m between Akron and Youngstown. It is the kind of area where you see men opting for nonstandard transportation after having their licenses revoked.

    I’m actually kind of impressed at his ingenuity. Most folks around here that find themselves in that predicament just hop on a riding mower.

  18. knarlyknight Says:

    Sorry to drive you nuts but I was just goofing around and my last two posts were a lampoon of myself as much or more than you.

    The “nitpicking” thing is something you would do well to examine in a mirror, especially with respect to Bush’s lies. We have provided ample examples where Bush’s statements would lead a normal rational person to believe that Bush was stating unequivocally that there were WMD’s, esp[ecially when taken in the larger context of what other officials in his adminstration were, but then you go nitpicking around the definition of the exact words chosen rather than the clear messages that he sent to the American people and ROW.

  19. knarlyknight Says:

    were saying

  20. shcb Says:

    The thing does almost 40 mph! that has to be scary. Remember when George Jones was arrested for taking his tractor to town for a bottle of whiskey because his wife, Tammy Wynette had hid the keys to his car because he was already drunk? God I love rednecks.

  21. shcb Says:

    Truce Knarly, sorry to bring it up, we’re having too much fun on this thread, I’m sure we can wail on each other in the near future :-)

  22. knarlyknight Says:


    The bar stool (and its story) has legs!

    Even the aftermath is amusing:

    The barstool was towed away.

  23. J.A.Y.S.O.N. Says:

    40mph? Ok, that’s pretty badass. I don’t want to endorse drunk driving, but pass me a crash helmet and a jumpsuit, I want to take the barstool for a spin.

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