PDA

View Full Version : People that talk out of both sides of their mouth.


heartofmine
03-03-2010, 02:25 PM
Ever heard that expression? I've heard it before and never thought much about it until I saw it used in context today and realized what it means.

SJR
03-03-2010, 02:32 PM
Yes, I've heard the expression! Did I talk out of both sides of my mouth?:D

heartofmine
03-03-2010, 02:39 PM
The judge on tv told the witness he was talking out both sides of his mouth. I realized what he meant.

SJR
03-03-2010, 02:43 PM
I always thought it was someone who was wishy-washy or said one thing and did the opposite.

heartofmine
03-03-2010, 02:55 PM
Pretty much that is what the judge was saying except the witness was lying to both parties.

texassue
03-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Yes, I've heard that expression!

Glory!
03-03-2010, 03:54 PM
Yea, the person tells 1 person what they want to hear (from 1 side of the mouth), and then turns around and tells another person the opposite thing from what he just said (from the other side of his mouth).

In other words, LYING, LOL!

chijim
03-03-2010, 03:57 PM
Also, he who speak with forked tongue!

ncsoutherngirl
03-03-2010, 04:05 PM
Also means 2 faced

heartofmine
03-03-2010, 04:41 PM
Yea, the person tells 1 person what they want to hear (from 1 side of the mouth), and then turns around and tells another person the opposite thing from what he just said (from the other side of his mouth).

In other words, LYING, LOL!

You explained it better than me. LOL

Now the forked tongue I knew from old westerns and books. Isn't it an Indian term?

I can remember my mom saying someone was 2 faced. She'd say that the person wouldn't know the truth if it wretched up and slapped her.:icon16:

Trudi
03-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Like "buttering your bread on both sides."

Pipsterdoo
03-05-2010, 12:54 PM
heartofmine, I think the Indians (in the movies anyway) were supposed to have said, "white man speak with forked tongue".