On Sun, 11 May 2003 11:44:09 -0400 Steg Belsky <[log in to unmask]>
> Not in the way i use it... 'white lie' is more beneficial, like when
> you
> tell someone the food they made is good even though you can't stand
> it,
> because you don't want to embarass them.

i would consider that to be malicious, not beneficial.

  'sketching' is just
> non-malicious; my prototypical example of sketching is a student
> making
> up an untrue reason why they missed class.  They're not trying to
> hurt
> the teacher, they're just trying to get themself out of trouble.

yeah, they're not trying to hurt the teacher, but they are hurting other
students who may have a legitimate reason for missing class... i'd
consider this to be malicious also.

> 'fish
> stories' would also fall under the 'sketch' category.

nobody believes those anyway...

> -Stephen (Steg)
>  "zehu sipurah shel yalda -
>   bakhta nahar vetib`a et `olamah -
>   and while she looks so sad in photographs,
>   i absolutely love her
>   when she smiles..."
>      ~ nine days, 'absolutely (story of a girl)'
>        remade into medieval andalusian style

nice :)

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and girls just lie."
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kojes krat erarota
kuna, ysivaz' entas
naradas krat zuny narav
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dimokrosi zosa endas
d' erensa dades kirs ins wiz

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You do not believe them."
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