Originally Posted by Number 3
A lie is only telling something that you know not to be true. If you believe it to be true but it turns out to be incorrect, that does not constitute a lie by the definition of lie. On the other hand not telling something when you do know something by some is considered a lie of omission. In which case anyone who knows anything but isn't saying is by that definition, lying. However, if you don't know anything and aren't saying anything then you are by default being truthful by not telling a lie or a truth as you would know neither. So in this case it would be hard to tell whether there was a lie or not. Now on the other hand there is smaller classifcation of lie known as a fib. A fib may generally be considered to be ok in some circles, but in others it merely falls into the category of lacking truth and, hence, simply a lie. But I digress.
I think on my 21st birthday, I'm driving up to Detroit specifically to buy Number 3 some drinks.