Had no idea that refraining to speak counted as a lie.
Only if by doing so you deliberately deceive someone.
Originally Posted by Soshi Kitai
But that's in my definition, of which you still see as wrong due to its original definition.
I was just trying to take the definition into a different context and see if it'd work outside its usual use.
Yes, I know. Unfortunately it completely changes the meaning of the word and muddies the subject rather then illuminating it. Language exists to communicate. We can't do that if there is a lack of understanding as to meaning. Hence understanding your own language is the first step to effective communication.