When you heard people talking about Syria, did you shake your head, frown, and say, “Terrible, terrible situation over there” . . . even though you had no idea what the heck they were talking about? You’re not alone.

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According to a new study, 80% of us admit we sometimes tell LIES to try to look more intelligent.  Here are the top 10 ways we lie to seem smarter . . .

1.  Lying about high-brow BOOKS we’ve read.


2.  Changing our appearance to look smarter . . . like wearing glasses.

3.  Looking up famous quotes to drop in conversation.

4.  Exaggerating our academic achievements.

5.  Pretending to be able to speak a foreign language.

6.  Exaggerating our job status.

7.  Pretending to know about WINE.

8.  Calling popular movies GARBAGE even though you secretly love them.

9.  Re-tweeting news to seem like we’re up on current events.

10.  Frantically researching the news to try to have a few talking points before dinner parties.

(Daily Mail)