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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 119. The noun phrase today is
the naked truth. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that
something is the naked truth, it is the complete absolute truth. Often about
something unpleasant. The naked truth is simply the truth without hiding anything,
covering anything, or exaggerating anything. It's just the truth. Okay. Let's
continue. The origin is believed to come from an old fable called
"Truth and Falsehood Went Bathing" which appeared in the 1500s. According to the
story, they both went bathing together. However Falsehood completed his bathing
first and he decided to steal and wear Truth's clothes.
However Truth you know, being an honest guy, truth was unwilling to put on False ...
Falsehoods clothes. So he didn't want to steal Falsehoods clothes and
left naked. Well he had no other choice. Thus we have the naked truth. So that's
where the phrase and the origin is supposed to come from. There's another
one that Shakespeare used too, So he might have helped popularize it a little bit
more. Shakespeare also used this phrase in his play "Love's Labor Lost" in 1590.
Also to mean like the complete truth or the total truth. All right. And we have
three examples here. So example number one. Whether you want to believe it or
not. It is simply the naked truth. Okay. It's one way we use it. Or number two
just tell me the naked truth. No matter what the consequences. Okay. Or number
three here. People are sick of the lies. They just want the naked truth. Okay.
I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (119) Naked Truth

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anitawu12 published on September 21, 2019
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