I Lied

I Lied

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Added May 20, 2011 at 05:43PM EDT by Chris.

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"I Lied" is a nefarious-looking blue and black drawing of a face that is often used as the punchline of rage comics and is meant to indicate that the subject in the comic has been dishonest in some way, often in a very insignificant "white lie."


According to a timeline of rageface origins on Reddit[1], the first instance of 'I Lied' was in a comic posted by Redditor Coveiro titled "I was way evil back then"[3] on May 10th, 2011. The thread reached the front page of the f7u12 subreddit and accumulated 8,753 up votes prior to being archived. A revised version of the face that became common in other rage comics began with the second ‘I Lied’[4] thread made by Coveiro on May 14th, 2011.

erping away Ente mp uter late at Derp, did you do your homework? night e:15 Le door is shu closed* urse I did, mom K. Goodnight DIDN'TACTUALLY DO MY HOMEWORK


The rage face functions in a similar fashion to the slang word "psych" (also known as "sike", or "syke"), that indicates that a lie has just been told. From Urban Dictionary[4]:

The word often used as an exclamation which serves to tell what you just said was false or wrong.
used to retract a lie
used to fake, fool, or decieve someone in a funny joking sarcastic way
means "just kidding" or "not!"
may also be spelled sike or psyche

On TV Tropes[9], "I Lied" is described as a common phrase associated with villains in fictional works.

Stock Phrase uttered in response to You Said You Would Let Them Go or a similar expression of shock at a broken promise of lenience or forgiveness. Spoken by the villain (or a particularly unmerciful hero) just before killing the hostage, blowing up the Doomed Hometown, using the Doomsday Device, or some other act of merciless badness. Sometimes spoken just after, with a smirk and a smoking gun.

But you told me I'd live to be 70! l lied!


A compilation of "I Lied" comics were posted to the blog Pleated Jeans[13] on June 30th, 2011. On August 23rd, a slideshow featuring various "I Lied" comics was uploaded to YouTube. On July 31st, artist Sam Spartt uploaded an artistic rendition of the "I Lied" face to his Flickr page.

The "I Lied Meme" single topic Tumblr was created on October 3rd. A Meme Generator[15] page has 152 submissions, a Quickmeme[16] page has 211 submissions and a Facebook fan page has 4,272 likes as of December 7th, 2011. Additional derivatives can be found on Memebase[10], Tumblr[11] and FunnyJunk.[12]

Notable Examples

"Tell your family I saicd 'hi,'all right?" "It was nice talking to you." "Yeah, good to hear from you!" "Yeah of course!" MY FAMILY WILL NEVER KNOW YOU SAID HJI Welcome to the Invention Room, Violet No touching, no tasting, no telling. Agreed? Of course, Mr. Wonka. "teacher, my dog ate my homework" "class, deliver your homework before u leave" BAD POKER FACE I ACTUALLY ATE IT MYSELE herp derp blah blah blah blah k, well I have to get going, my phone is about to die. . .. my phone is at full battery

Derivative: Strawberry Guy

On June 22nd, 2011, a comic was posted to Memebase titled "Just wait until you see Strawberry Guy"[6] that pointed out that I Lied guy resembled a blueberry looking. The following day, Cheezburger user Yarcofin submitted a re-framed comic with Strawberry Guy in the final panel accompanied by the text "challenge accepted".

« Previous No Cup For Their Tears | Umad Brony? Next » Rage Comics Wait Until You See Strawberry Guy 143 Votes + Add to Favonites Oh no, not another one of those stupid comic faces! What's this one called? le gf Blueberry man I LIED Really??l CHALLENGE ACCEPTED MEMEBASE.com

On August 13th, a new version of Strawberry Guy was submitted by user RMPage in a comic titled "Strawberry's Official Return."[7] This was added to the Rage Builder[8] along with other I Lied variations like "No Homo", "Watermelon Man" and "Bad Apple" under the category "Fruit Men" on August 19th, 2011.

Notable Examples

*le suspicious mom * le me having an idea derp, what are you gonna do to that party? I 'm gonna use drugs, get drunk, have sex, be ingurious with innocent people, and spend all my money on bets! uh, not funny derp have a good time anyway I told the truth! RAGE BUILDER.COMhanging out with le gf Le me le gf Hahaha oh yeah. TOTALLY. I watch it ALL the time. Hey derp, I hear a lot of guys watch p---. Do you? I told the truth!! Tee hee hee You're so funny. That' why I love yu Ci I actually do watch p--- all the time!! Hahaha. Thank bab RAGE BUILDER.COM
Are you guys No, we're just friends going out or something? le random friend RAGE BUILDER.COMFAP 5:00pm IP FrP commence fapping le texting girlfriend 7:00pm noes!! responds as fast as humanly ossible, trying to act like essage was just recieved... mmmmm that was nice just my p--- addiction, what else? le girlfriend so where you go haha youre so funny! RAGEBUILDER.COM

External References

[1] Reddit – Timeline Of Rageface Origins

[2] Reddit – Coveiro's User Page

[3] Reddit – I Was Way Evil Back Then

[4] Reddit – Still Evil

[5] Urban Dictionary – Psych

[6] Memebase – Just wait until you see Strawberry Guy

[7] Memebase – Strawberry's Official Return

[8] Rage Comics – Rage Builder

[9] TV Tropes – I Lied

[10] Memebase – I Lied

[11] Tumblr – I Lied

[12] FunnyJunk – I Lied

[13] Pleated Jeans – Best of the I Lied Meme

[14] I Lied Meme – I Lied Meme

[15] Meme Generator – I Lied

[16] Quickmeme – I Lied

[17] Facebook – I Lied

[18] Flickr – I Lied Face

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