(This situation did not happen, it's just an argument i'm having with someone).
I consider it a form of lying. While technically, what you said is true, you're purposely not mentioning a part of the story that has some weight on it and you're misleading them.
Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar
I think we call those "lies of omission"
That's actually the argument my roommate is using. I'm calling bullocks on this one cause you know very well that you'll get in shit if you say the "omitted" part.
Originally Posted by Troidal
I would rather call it "on a need to know" basis.
Edit: found this: http://www.choice101.com/19-lies.html#LiesOfOmission
"Where were you?"
"Who did you go out with?"
"Is that women's perfume I smell?"
"Is that a hernia in your pants or are you just glad to see me?"
"Why are you groping me?"
Maybe marriage isn't such a bad thing...
Then you're marrying the wrong person. My wife has never ever done anything along those lines.
Originally Posted by MrToughPants
This is why i'll never get married. Everytime you do something without their knowledge (women) they start interrogating you like an episode of CSI.
This shouldn't be a question. If going for drinks with Chrissy is what you did last night, then that's what you answer the question with, unless you're interested in lying.
Originally Posted by koam
For example, let's say a female friend asks you "what did you do last night?" and you respond with "Oh, I went for dinner with Alex and Michael, then we went to catch a movie" but you omit that after that, you went for drinks with Chrissy. Is this considered lying to you?
He knows too much! Burn him! (and no, that whole story was fictional, i was just using it as an example).
Originally Posted by MIMIC
I'd consider that lying because by withholding the entire story, you intend to deceive by painting a different picture.
But it is. He was hypothetically asked what he did and he didn't say all of what he did. She's under the impression that he did nothing else and that's a false impression.
Originally Posted by briefcasemanx
it's not untrue, so i don't think it's "lying".