Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 133. The noun phrase today is either barefaced lie or bold-faced lie. They basically have the same exact meaning. So that's why we're going to cover both today. Okay. So let's take a look at the note here. A barefaced lie or bold-faced lie is a very obvious lie that is told with a lot of confidence or at least the person who's telling it seems to be very confident. Like oh what are you talking about ? I'm not lying. No. No way and they tell it very directly. Usually the person who is telling the lie has good acting talent. You know, so that they're acting like they're very confident. No. No way. But the person who accuses someone of being a bare-faced liar or bold-faced liar can see through the lie and it's very obvious. They know it's a lie. Basically he is accusing the barefaced liar of telling a planned or deliberate lie. You know, on purpose. Okay. Let's continue. The word bare-faced sometimes is also found with a hyphen. So you can see bear - faced. Okay. Then you see the same with bold too. So you may find it both ways with and without a hyphen too. The word bare face dates back to the 16th century and meant ... originally it just meant clean-shaven, without a beard or a mask or anything covering the face. Over time it evolved to mean someone that was open and not hiding anything. Thus barefaced ... a barefaced lie evolved into someone pretending to be open and honest, but was clearly a liar. Okay. Let's continue. Around the mid-1900s bold-faced came into existence. So first it was just barefaced then boldfaced came around the 1900s. Many think it may have formed simply to add emphasis. Because it sounds a little bit stronger than barefaced. The idea is to show how bold or daring one is to tell such a lie. You know , where you know, they're acting like they're perfectly you know, honest and everything but you know, maybe it's too easy to see through it. Okay. Good. There is even a third term, bald-faced liar. So you could have a barefaced liar, a bold-faced liar, and bald-faced liar. Okay. Let's continue. Yeah. So bald-faced that is a variant of the first two. But it's less common. You don't see it quite as much. So you probably see barefaced probably most common. Then sometimes bold-faced but there is also bald-faced. Okay. And here, we just we have got four examples to cover these. Let's look at example number one. He could be a good actor when he wants to be. He has a talent for telling barefaced lies. You could say that or number two. Don't believe a word of it. That is a bold-faced lie. Yeah. So maybe somebody knows for sure. Absolutely, they,... You know,maybe they have certain knowledge they know 100% that that person is lying. Okay. And number three here. I don't care how sincere Susan pretends to be. That is a bold-faced lie or again barefaced lie. And number four here. Many politicians try to perfect their skill of telling barefaced lies or boldface lines. Yeah. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope hope was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.