On Sat, 3 Nov 2018, Reuben Staley wrote:
You clearly understand my point, though. Since V.J. is referring to a pledge
that doesn't exist, saying "the pledge above is true" just doesn't really
mean anything. I wouldn't call them "lies", or "intending to mislead" because
I don't see any of that in there.
If you want me to change the /terminology/, sure, I will do that, but I'm
afraid I am rather hidebound in my decision.
I understand and I disagree. "the pledge above is true" means that the
pledge above exists and is true. It has a completely clear meaning, and
if it was made knowing/believing that the pledge doesn't exist, it could
be a lie for that reason.