After hearing that US President Trump denied that the voice bragging about assaulting women was his, and after the Republican majority of the US Senate just declare their new tax bill to profit everyone, the verb lying is just so insufficient.
Lying means: to make an exception in your truthful talk and say something untrue. But what is the word for someone lying all the time? Con artist has been employed to depict someone chronically dishonest. Pathological liar has been used to explain that the amount of lying by someone is very abnormal.
Yet, we need a verb that means: Lying by default. I propose the new verb: to decept — from the noun deception. He decepted me, he flushed a waterfall of falsehood over me.
Once upon a time, language was used to communicate, inform and create closeness. But there are people around who abuse this ability to do the opposite, to confuse and distance others. They are the deceptors. Don’t be a receptor for deceptors — don’t believe anything some people say!
Lying is not always decepting. He was lying to me, means: he tried to fool me. He was decepting me, means: Not a word of truth came out of him.
Sometimes, deceptors do say something truthful. However, that is only to further confuse everyone, never a concession to reality or closeness. Let’s call that truthing. The new connotation of truthing would be: to sprinkle truthful statements through a stream of lies to further confuse.
For the time being, your spellers won’t like any of it. That’s the truth.