Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey Jay, you're late. Where are you? I'm… I'm on my way. How soon will be you be here? 20 minutes? V: You've gotta be joking. I'm waiting for an Uber. An Uber. Yeah, the first Uber driver got stuck in traffic so I had to call another Uber driver he got lost so I had to call another one… You fell asleep, didn't you! I was lying through my teeth there. That means saying things that were not true at all. You were telling me a pack of lies – that's a group or series of lies that were all untrue. And that's what this videos about. Words and phrases about lying. Before we start, notice we use the verb 'tell' with lies. We don't 'say' them, we 'tell' them. And if we think someone's lying we might say: 'You've gotta be joking'. Basically it means I don't believe you. And a similar one. 'You've got to be kidding'. To kid means to tell someone something that's not true, and we often kid people as a joke But we can also kid ourselves. That's when we tell ourselves something that isn't true because we really want to believe it IS true. I really need to buy another pair of shoes. I'll just watch one more episode and then I'll go to bed. If I pay by credit card, it's not real money If I open this bag of chips, I'll just have one. So that was us kidding ourselves. We're both on a diet so we're trying to write down all the calories we eat. But sometimes we cheat a little. I can have two ounces of these. Ah too many. There you go! Two ounces. Jay! What? OK and I can have 5 oz of this. (keeps pouring till it goes over, weighs up pouring it back in bottle and decides not) Is that five ounces? Yeah– sort of. I was stretching the truth there, or bending the truth. When you stretch or bend the truth then what you say is not completely accurate. Technically it's lying, but just a little bit. We've discovered that food packages sometimes bend the truth. Hey this is good Jay. It's only 100 calories per serving. That's great. But how big is a serving? X grams/ounces. That's not enough, is it? So packages can be misleading. Misleading means they give you the wrong idea and make you believe something that isn't true. Let's have a couple of idioms now. Hey Jay what are you eating? Nothing. What's behind your back? Come on. Come clean. Chocolate cake. You caught me red-handed If you come clean, you tell the truth And if you catch someone red-handed, then you catch them in the act of doing something wrong. But it was only a little piece of chocolate cake so it was only a fib. A fib is a small unimportant lie. We often use fib to describe the lies little children tell. Fib can be a noun and a verb And we can also say a fibber. That's a person who tells fibs. A fib is similar to a white lie. That's an unimportant lie too. But usually we tell white lies to avoid hurting other people's feelings. How was the meeting yesterday? OK. Did you show everyone my PowerPoint presentation? Yes. They said they said it was boring. Oh now I feel terrible. (Vicki shrugs) Why couldn't you have told me a white lie? What? You could have said they didn't have time to look at it or something. OK. How about the lunch I ordered. Did they like that? They didn't have time to look at it. That wasn't a good white lie. Yeah, the thing about white lies is they are told out of kindness. They're lies that make the other person feel good. So white lies should benefit the person they're told to rather than the person who's telling the lie. For example, it's telling your dad that the meal he cooked tastes good, even when it doesn't. Or telling your grandma you love the sweater she knitted for you, even though you don't. Perhaps you have some more examples. Tell us in the comments. Or tell us a white lie! Something to make us feel good! Like how young and thin we look. OK and that's it. If you've enjoyed this video, please share it with a friend. And check out our new and updated website where you can find all our videos with transcripts. Bye everyone. Bye-bye.