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    #1

    tell

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "tell" in the following context?

    [A: I'm glad we stayed in. This is
    actually pretty good.
    B: I can always tell when you lie.
    Always.
    A: I slept with my freshman
    roommate.
    B: A lie.
    A: A truth.
    B: You have a tell.
    A: What is it?
    B: First, admit that you were
    lying.
    A: (laughs) Fine, I was lying. My
    sexual history is boring and
    predictable. What is my tell?
    B: Are you kidding? If I tell you
    your tell, you'll get rid of it
    then I won't be able to tell.]

    What is the meaning of "you have a tell"?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: tell

    Some unconscious sign or behavior one does when lying. Poker players (and police investigators) learn to "read" the faces and behaviors of others.

    It could be a gesture, a tone of voice,etc.

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    Re: tell

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Some unconscious sign or behavior one does when lying. Poker players (and police investigators) learn to "read" the faces and behaviors of others.

    It could be a gesture, a tone of voice,etc.
    Wow! Thanks a lot. (There is something you do that shows me that your lying"

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