No, I’m not dead.

I’ve just taken a brief hiatus from blogging. I will be back to the usual semi-regular posting in a couple days time once time avails itself. A couple months back I mentioned doing a couple posts on the nature of lying versus the truth. That will be coming shortly. I have decided to include potential political implications that come along with following lying and telling the truth.

Does anyone think it’s odd that there’s a common verb for not telling the truth (to lie/lying) but not one for telling the truth? I don’t even know if there is a rare or archaic verb that is used “to tell the truth.”

Anyhow, more later.

-rl

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One Response to No, I’m not dead.

  1. Holly says:

    seems to me that the reason there is no verb for “to tell the truth” is the same reason there was no word for religious “belief” in ancient hebrew – there just isn’t a need for it. telling the truth is just the absence of lying. it’s what is, so there isn’t a need to qualify it with a verb. as with the hebrew example i gave – no one *didn’t* believe. you were either jew or gentile. there was no such thing as a non-believing jew, so there wasn’t a word for to believe. it’s possible

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