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11 lies every Irish person has told

Go on, admit it.

LITTLE WHITE LIES were designed to get you through random social interactions with the minimum of fuss.

And most of us will recognise the following ones instantly, in all their glory:

1. “I didn’t stay out too late last night”

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Said to everyone who wasn’t out, but really you were out until all hours.

2. “I couldn’t care less what they said”

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Said directly after a full quotation of their exact words.

3. “You lads head on and I’ll meet you later”

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Translation: please leave me alone, I might come out later but I probably won’t.

4. “I can speak a bit of Gaeilge”

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You’ll be panicked if someone asks you to complete an actual sentence.

5. “I didn’t study at all”

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It’s just easier to say you haven’t studied rather than let on you’ve actually done some work. Everyone who does this is univerally hated when they produce the inevitable A result.

6. “I’ll just have the one”

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7. “I didn’t shift anyone last night”

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If you say it didn’t happen, the controversial shift didn’t happen. 

8. “Sorry, didn’t see your message until now”

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You saw it. You always see it.

9. “My phone actually hasn’t been working for some reason”

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Because it’s not socially acceptable to just want to ignore everyone.

10. “I’m just leaving the house now”

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On. My. Way.

11. “I haven’t been on Facebook in ages”

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No, haven’t been checking it by default every hour. Never.

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