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19 Ridiculous Lies Literally Everyone Told As Kids

"Yeh my boyfriend goes to another school."

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1. "No I don't have any homework, Mum."

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The truth: Obviously I have homework, it's a school day, but I want to watch TV now so I'm going to lie about it and then copy it off someone in class tomorrow.

2. "The teacher only told us about this massive science project today."


The truth: I have known about the project for over a month but completely forgot to mention it 'til tonight so I am telling you this now so that you will please help me make it.

3. "Yes, Mum, I have taken the chicken out of the freezer."


The truth: I did not remember to take it out the freezer and I'm now trying to panic-defrost it by running it under the tap and shoving it in the microwave.

4. "I've only been playing this game for like half an hour."

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The truth: I have been playing from the second you left the house and can barely see any more.

5. “Yes, I floss every day.”


The truth: I floss when I actually remember, which is usually about a week before I have a dentist appointment.

6. “Sorry, it’s not my game.”

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The truth: You're a bit of a weird kid and I don't want to tell you that you can't play so I am passing it off to the person who owns this football.

7. “I’m up and dressed.”

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The truth: I am lying in bed and am not even close to being ready for school even though my bus gets here in five minutes.

8. “Sorry, didn’t see your call, Mum – my phone was off.”

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The truth: I ignored it on purpose because I wanted to stay out longer.

9. “I’m staying at my friend's house.”

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The truth: I am staying at someone else's house but I know you don't trust them so I have created this cover story.

10. “There will definitely be parents supervising the party.”

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The truth: By parents I mean someone's slightly dodgy older brother who will sit in another room getting stoned with his mates while we cause absolute carnage.

11. “He started it.”

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The truth: We're probably both to blame. Actually no, he deserved it.

12. “I’ll go to bed after this TV programme finishes.”

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The truth: This is a complete lie. I am planning to stall going to bed for the next few hours until I wear you down so much you just let me stay up.

13. “No I don’t know when the school reports are coming out.”

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The truth: My report is in my bag.

14. “Yeh my parents let me go to bed whenever I want.”

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The truth: My bedtime is 10pm and I am telling you this because I want you to think I am cool.

15. “Everyone else is allowed to go.”

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The truth: Everyone else is not allowed to go but several of the cooler kids in my school are going and this may be my chance to be cool.

16. “Sorry my homework is late, I had to go to the dentist/doctor/vet.”

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The truth: I forgot about it and stayed up watching TV instead.

17. “It's not that expensive.”

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The truth: It definitely is but I am trying to trick you into buying it for me for Christmas.

18. “Yeh my boyfriend/girlfriend goes to another school.”


The truth: I absolutely do not have a boyfriend.

19. "I didn't snack!"

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The truth: I secretly sneaked a load of chocolate out of the kitchen earlier and that is why I can't finish this nice dinner you made, Mum.