General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Truth, lies and perception :-)

Page 0 + 1 of 3

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jan 2013 18:49

It is indeed Uzzi :-)


UzziWithTears Report 8 Jan 2013 18:45

The song by the way is from Jesus Christ Superstar and its Pontius Pilates song

Lying good debate Rose.
I have found since Mother Dear has arrived that I am getting rather good at lying by omission but I don´t feel that bad as she has lied to me all my life.
I would like to say I don´t lie and I don´t tolerate liars. but both statements would be untrue. I have twisted the truth for ease of life and I have allowed myself to be lied to for the same reasons.


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 16:29

There is one thing to say Rose, and that is that we are both very lucky to live where we do. However humble our lives (and my nose is quite close to the carpet these days) we can go outside and within a very few miles be in the most stunning scenery. Nowhere is nicer in England than Shropshire, and nowhere in Wales is not fabulously nice.

And when I wrote a book in Welsh 40 years ago (yes, I do tell the truth) it sold quite a few - well, it was only 8/- and it was to explain the new decimal currency in Welsh.

Tesco sold it and the top ten stores (out of 40 that we sold it through) included Shrewsbury and Oswestry!!! Both outside Wales in Shropshire. :-D :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jan 2013 16:20

John we always called our garden in Wales 'the estate' and perambulated around it also lol it was quite large...though nowhere near acres, just different areas... woody bits and grassy bits, and shrubby bits. :-D


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 16:14

Rose. I have just perambulated round my estate after my anchovies on toast, have checked my trees and lake and am sat in my folly looking out over the Channel and cogitating. My valet is bringing my Horlicks and Welsh cake and quite chilly in the "Dardanelles".

Now what did I say in August was the name of my castle? How many acres did I say? I know so many believed me, and I would hate to let them down. ;-)


David Report 8 Jan 2013 16:06

For some a cracking lie is preferable to the truth

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jan 2013 15:47

Supposedly 'catching someone out' in what you perceive to be a lie, but without having bothered ( or been able ) to check properly is not proof they are a 'liar' .... believing someone is honest simply because they say so and you have not seen them lie yourself, is not proof they are 'honest'.

Some people are not really aware they are lying, they have genuinely forgotten that they said something different previously, ( they may have changed their viewpoint on a specific matter when they know more about it for example, or have exaggerated the truth 'slightly' without intending malice ...knocked a few years, or weight off or added a few more acres to their 'estate' :-) ).

Some people pretend they never lie, and make strenuous efforts to cover all traces and are only sometimes recognised as liars when the 'evidence' is noted by various un-biased people independently of each other before it can be covered up or removed entirely....but they still appear to be 'honest ' to the majority.

A good memory, as many have said, is essential


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 23:09

There are lies, damned lies and statistics (Benjamin Disraeli).

There are 8 million members of Genes Reunited (not sure who said that, but may have been Levi Strauss, who composed the Blue Danube) :-) :-S


Dermot Report 7 Jan 2013 20:46

"The truth coming from a liar should not be believed".


David Report 6 Jan 2013 17:03

Ive no debt (what a whopper) but one day I will have to give it all back


PollyinBrum Report 6 Jan 2013 13:23

I used to work with a man some years ago one of his sayings was "In all honesty" ............... He was usually adding a few lies to his story. My Mother always told me you have got to have a good memory if you are going to tell lies, so I try to stick with the truth.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 6 Jan 2013 13:20

That was my mum's phrase also Merlin :-D


Merlin Report 6 Jan 2013 13:14

Tell the truth and shame the Devil,thats what my gran always used to say,but sometimes its best to tell a little White one or stretch it a little if you know its going to hurt some one badly.**M**

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 6 Jan 2013 12:56

I suppose the kind of liar I really dislike most lol is the one who never gets caught out by enough people to be recognised as such, except by the few who've caught on.... that niggles :-)


JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 11:12

i also have seen illness threads that are blatently untrue
where the facts are twisted and turned for sympathy

or to confuse others or scam them : :-(


maggiewinchester Report 6 Jan 2013 11:11

Don't we occasionally lie to cold callers?


Muffyxx Report 6 Jan 2013 10:45

I think like most I tend to lie by omission where possible.....but i am guilty of lying to spare people's feelings at times for sure x


Dermot Report 6 Jan 2013 10:40

"Telling the truth is revolutionary".

Who said this?


LadyScozz Report 6 Jan 2013 01:17


If someone asks me about someone else....... and I've been told in confidence......... I ask "why do you need to know?" If they take offense, that's their problem.


Suzanne Report 6 Jan 2013 01:12