Things People Lie About Most Often

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List Criteria: Thumbs up if you can remember telling that lie in the past 6 months. White lies only. Nothing crazy like, "I killed someone and lied about it." Seek help if you are lying about that.

Lies we tell each other: white lies, red lies, black lies... but mostly just the first category. These are the most common lies we tell on a daily basis. Why lie, you ask? We do it to save face, to smooth out social situations, to make people feel better, to make our lives more comfortable. This list is full of (mostly) harmless lies that we have become so accustomed to saying that we may not even notice them. 

What do people lie about? Some of these lies are pretty common: "How are you?" "Fine, you?" works as shorthand to keep our society on track. (Can you imagine explaining your latest relationship woes to the store clerk and then your barista and then all your co-workers and then your mother? It'd be exhausting.) Some of the lies on this list are a little more serious. Like claiming that you love a book you haven't read or a movie you haven't seen. That's just weird. Maybe you should stop doing that. But the reason those things are on this list of common white lies is because people do tell them all the time. 

So here is your chance to be honest. What do you lie about? Which of these little white lies have you heard coming out of your mouth? If you think of more common lies we tell that aren't on this list, by all means, add them.
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    I'm Fine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I'm Fine // I could be any number of these things: angry, disappointed, sad, tired...or maybe I'm fine. But you'll never know. 

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    I'm 5 Minutes Away is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I'm 5 Minutes Away // I haven't left yet. 

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    I'm Busy that Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I'm Busy that Day // Busy watching TV.

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    I Love It! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Love It! // if I keep saying that maybe you won't notice I'm lying. 

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    Let's Keep in Touch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    Let's Keep in Touch // You'll never hear from me. 

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    I Gotta Go is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I Gotta Go

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    My Phone Died is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    My Phone Died // I'm screening your calls. 

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    Yeah, I'm Listening is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Yeah, I'm Listening // I haven't heard a word.

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    There Was Really Bad Traffic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    There Was Really Bad Traffic // I didn't leave my house on time and am going to use traffic to cover my tracks. 

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    I Totally Forgot to Do That Th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Totally Forgot to Do That Thing You Asked Me to Do // I did not expect to get called out about this. 

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    Just Kidding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Just Kidding I Can Say Anything I Feel Like Saying and Not Get In Trouble

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    "I've Been Swamped Lat... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    "I've Been Swamped Lately." // I haven't made time for you. 

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    Oh Yeah...That Makes Sense! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    Oh Yeah...That Makes Sense! // I feel stupid. Please continue and stop trying to explain. 

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    Oh Yeah, I Remember You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    Oh Yeah, I Remember You // I have no idea who this person is.

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    It's Really Good to See Yo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    It's Really Good to See You // I am polite in social situations. 

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    It Wasn't Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    It Wasn't Me

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    I Think There Is Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Think There Is Something Wrong With My Phone // There is nothing wrong with my phone. 

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    Don't worry, it's okay... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Don't worry, it's okay. it's not okay and you should feel awful

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    I Will Call You Later is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I Will Call You Later // or you know, never.

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    I Called You Back! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Called You Back! // I totally forgot to call you back. Maybe you'll think your phone is broken?

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    This Is Delicious! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    This Is Delicious! // what'd you say this is again?

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    That Was Funny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    That Was Funny // If it was actually funny, I'd be laughing. Not verbally telling you it was funny. 

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    It's Not You, It's Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    It's Not You, It's Me It's You.

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    Oh, You Gained Weight? I Can't... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    Oh, You Gained Weight? I Can't Tell. // Don't make this awkward for the both of us. 

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    I Thought I Responded to Your ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Thought I Responded to Your Email! // I did not expect you to ask about that.  

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    I Wasn't Checking Him/Her Out! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Wasn't Checking Him/Her Out! // I did not mean for you to see me. 

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    You Look Great in That Outfit! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    You Look Great in That Outfit! // You look okay, at best. 

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    Oh, It Was You? I Didn't Even ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Oh, It Was You? I Didn't Even See You There... ...or heard it when you screamed hello.. *ignore*

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    No Officer, I Do Not Know Why ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    No Officer, I Do Not Know Why You Pulled Me Over. // I'm not going to give you any fodder here. 

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    I Have Soooo Much Homework is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Have Soooo Much Homework // I have a lot of "Game of Thrones" episodes to catch up on tonight. 

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    I'm Happy to Help You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I'm Happy to Help You // this is the worst.

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    I Weigh ___ Lbs. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Weigh ___ Lbs. // I conveniently haven't weighed myself since high school. 

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    We're Just Friends. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    We're Just Friends. // that make out sometimes. And other stuff. Sometimes. 

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    That Was My Last Piece of Gum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    That Was My Last Piece of Gum // not sharing. 

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    Size Doesn't Matter! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    Size Doesn't Matter! // Except kind of. Kind of it does. 

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    This Was the First Time It Hap... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    This Was the First Time It Happened......

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    I Love My Job! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I Love My Job! // I hate my job.

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    I Wasnt Sleeping

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    What a Cute Baby!

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    Your Breaking Up I'll Call You... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Your Breaking Up I'll Call You Back.

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    I'm More Than Qualified fo... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I'm More Than Qualified for This Position // According to my padded resume, at least. 

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    I Have Read the Terms and Cond... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    I Have Read the Terms and Conditions

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    I've Only Slept with __ Pe... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I've Only Slept with __ People. // I'm either vastly lowballing you or inflating this number. 

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    I Am _____ Years Old. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Am _____ Years Old. // 21, 29, 35 

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    Would love to have you come to... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    Would love to have you come to stay for the weekend, but we've already made plans. // ...to catch up on "House of Cards."

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    No I Think Their Cute is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often

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    No I Think Their Cute

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    I Love That Movie! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    I Love That Movie! // Never saw it.

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    That New Pop Song is Sooo Bad. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things People Lie About Most Often


    That New Pop Song is Sooo Bad. // There is no way you heard me singing along to that song in my car earlier, right?

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