Someone has compiled a telling list of “famous fibs.” Here are a few:
The check is in the mail.
We service what we sell.
Money is cheerfully refunded.
This offer is limited to the first one hundred people.
You’ve already won a valuable prize.
One size fits all.
Your table will be ready in a minute.
This won’t hurt a bit.
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
I’ll start my diet tomorrow.
And when it comes down to the real nitty-gritty of our lives — who we really are and what we really ought to be doing — too often this is the biggest whopper of them…
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