Poppet
Isn't that a different way of saying the same thing?
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:42pm
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Calling a false statement a "lie" implies that the person making it did so deliberately, in knowledge of the statement's falsity. If they weren't aware of that falsity and believed they were making a true statement, then it wasn't a lie...it was just wrong.

FWIW, "liar" is on my rather short list of unforgivable insults.

  • or preferably, a mistake. Just don't call anyone names, such as calling them a "liar". We don't want name-calling because it is not civil discussion. However, what is true or false is a factual... more
    • Isn't that a different way of saying the same thing? — Poppet, Tue Jan 15 5:42pm
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