How Bad a Liar is He?

 

liar sayings from Appalachia

“I’m telling you he’s such a liar he’s got to get somebody else to call his hogs!”

Other noteworthy liar sayings from Appalachia:

Liar liar pants on fire
Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining
If his lips are moving he’s a lying
That dog won’t hunt
Lie like a dog

Please leave a comment and add any liar sayings that come to mind-I know I left out a bunch.

Tipper

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31 Comments

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    August 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Tipper,
    Grandpa had a sister he said she had rather tell a lie than the truth any day . Most liar don’t know what they lied about and sooner or later get caught up with. Some had rather lie than tell the truth, when the truth would fit better.

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    Keith Jones
    July 26, 2017 at 7:50 am

    As a pastor and old-time storyteller I used to say, “I tell the truth for a living but I lie for fun.”

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    Ken
    July 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Tipper,
    There are a lot of liers in this world today, most folks don’t even know the difference. …Ken

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    Bill Burnett
    July 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve heard many of these plus variations of some, for example I’ve heard and used “He’s such a liar he has to hire someone to call his dogs” and “He lies like a ten year old Linoleum Rug”.

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    Stephen Ammons
    July 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Tipper I have heard people describing someone that would lie all the time that when they died they would have to put on their headstone Here lies the truth because it never came out.

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    Tamela
    July 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    P.S. – love the photo!!!!!!

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    Tamela
    July 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    My grandmother and great grandmother on my Dad’s side always spoke of “telling stories” when chastising the grandkids and I do to this day.
    -surprised no one has written of “now don’t go cryin’ wolf” although it is alluded to in the mountain nursery rhyme reference.

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    TMc
    July 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    If his lips are moving he’s lying.
    I know Guys like this, seems worse among Lineman for some reason.

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    Ed Ammons
    July 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Are we talking about big black lies or little white lies?

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    b. Ruth
    July 25, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Tipper
    How could I forget!…
    Larry Griffith reminded me of my Granny when she would say to us grandkids, if one was tattling on another…..”Don’t you be tellin’ me no story!” Seems she could never say lie or lies….almost as if it was a four letter word in her mind! She always called a lie or untruth….”a story”!
    Thanks Tipper
    and the memory Larry G.

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    Maggie
    July 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Lie like a rug.
    Lying through your teeth.
    I’ll think of others later today!

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    Deborah Catoe
    July 25, 2017 at 9:47 am

    He would tell a lie when the truth would do.

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    Jack
    July 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I had an uncle that used the expression ” He’s peeing in your pocket”. Similiar to usage of ” he’s pulling your leg”.

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    Brian P. Blake
    July 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Mark Twain also said, though accounts vary, “Always be truthful. This will annoy some people and astonish the rest.”
    For my son’s wedding, I found a charming toast: “We do not lie or cheat or steal. But if you must steal, steal away my sorrows; if you must lie, lie down with me forever; and if you must cheat, then cheat death, for I cannot live without you.”

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    Cynthia
    July 25, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I’ve heard and used “lie like a rug”.

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    Shirl
    July 25, 2017 at 8:55 am

    If I’m a lying, I’m a dying!
    He’s a bald face liar and the truth ain’t in him.
    Mammy used to say, “Why lie because you know the truth will stand when the world is on fire.”

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    July 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I’d be lying if I said I had never told a lie! But right now all I can remember about lying, is having to line up (SIX SISTERS) and ‘SPEAK THE TRUTH’ TO MAMA!) or else everybody will get a whipping. That procedure sure worked for getting the truth told!!!
    Eva Nell

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    Larry Griffith
    July 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    He storied.
    So windy he could blow up a onion sack.
    Y, he’d walk a mile to tell a lie.

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    Larry Griffith
    July 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    He storied.
    So windy he could blow up a onion sack.
    Y, he’d walk a mile to tell a lie.

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    Larry Griffith
    July 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    He storied.
    So windy he could blow up a onion sack.
    Y, he’d walk a mile to tell a lie.

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    Larry Griffith
    July 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    He storied.
    So windy he could blow up a onion sack.
    Y, he’d walk a mile to tell a lie.

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    Ron Stephens
    July 25, 2017 at 8:18 am

    My Dad had a variation of Phyllis’ saying. His was, “He would climb a tree to tell a lie before he’d stand on the ground and tell you the truth.”

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    Mike Norris
    July 25, 2017 at 8:17 am

    LESTER FRYE
    Lester Frye was bad to lie.
    You couldn’t believe a word he said.
    When he hollered, ” Come back,
    It’s a heart attack,”
    They laughed and went on to bed.

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    Jackie
    July 25, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I’d tell you the story six different ways before I’d lie to you about it.

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    Del
    July 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

    If he tells you that (red) tractor is red you better beleive its purple.

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    Cathy
    July 25, 2017 at 7:56 am

    he’ll tell a lie when the truth fits the best!

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    b. Ruth
    July 25, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Tipper,
    “Careful what your saying, for your nose is growing longer than Pinocchio’s!”
    “Lying through your teeth!”
    “Lies are like weeds, they just keep growing!” I’ve always said this, about tall tales!
    My favorite and as you know, I am a big fan of Mark Twains writing and quotes….and he says,
    “If you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything!”
    Thanks Tipper,
    I will think of more before the day’s out!

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    Herb
    July 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

    He’s so full of crap his eyes are brown!

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    Sandra
    July 25, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I have used all of these many times except for the hog calling and the pee on the leg. the others are common

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    Miss Cindy
    July 25, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I love that picture! Men happy and laughing.
    How about lie like a rug!
    Lie like a yellar dog!

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    Phyllis
    July 25, 2017 at 4:46 am

    An old-timer I used to work with used to say, “he would climb a tree to tell a lie”

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