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originally posted by: kaelci
Ummm... I always say "honestly" or "to be honest"...
And whenever I do, I am always honest....
But I guess that's for whoever I'm talking to, to ascertain for themselves.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
So you judge someone's honesty by their use of a figure of speech?
Exactly, it's just a figure of speech.
originally posted by: Profusion
When I hear the phrase, "to be honest", I know I'm dealing with a liar. I start wondering how much of a liar the person is after that.
I would like to get people's opinions of the following substitute phrases:
"To be completely frank"
"To be completely candid"
I use phrases such as those to indicate that I am being more forthright than usual. Does that make me sound like a liar?