Well, even if I were to accept that definition of lie, no one in this thread has shown the intention. And they're using a ridiculous definition of "misleading". If I say: "The single handed forehand is a fundamentally better stroke than the double handed forehand.", is that a lie? Using their definition of misleading, it is misleading, since there are advantages and disadvantages, and I've left out "essential qualifiers". Would it be intentionally misleading? Well, I do know some advantages and disadvantages... Hence, using your definition of "lie", and their definition of "misleading", that statement would be a lie. Yet no reasonable person would consider that statement a lie.