Re: Trigger language?
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 17, 2003, 16:51|
Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work scripsit:
> (And perhaps "to lie" (as in "tell a lie") is a better verb,
> since it's more obviously something you can do without intent.)
Au contraire. I hold that that is a misuse of "lie"; lies are intentional,
always. Making false statements may be unintentional, but if so it is not
Is this a cross-language issue?
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