Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Men are bigger liars

This, briefly, in a five minute space from UEA. I read the article regarding men and women as liars in various papers, headlined as straight fact.

But what it actually says in the articles, at least the BBC article - do read carefully - is that men and women were asked how often they lied, and that more men than women said they lied more often. As the BBC report says:

Mums are the people mostly likely to be lied to, says the Science Museum who commissioned the survey.

Twenty-five per cent of men say they've lied to their mother, but only 20% of women admit to having lied to their mum.

Note my bold type there. So it is men themselves who claim to be liars.

That's what they say...


Padhraig Nolan said...

I'm lying right now.

George S said...

Bet you're not.