I began hearing many people use the phrase, "I'm not gonna lie" as a lead-in to a statement. It's funny how a statement like this takes fire and spreads and soon, many are using it. As I've pondered this statement, it leads me to think why would people need to place this in their dialogue?
To me, saying this implies that typically you do lie but this time, you are not.
Perhaps, one says this without thinking because they have heard it so many times and just started using it without thinking of its meaning.
And finally, maybe the art of telling lies is such that we must lead with this statement in order to let the audience know where we stand at this moment.
It is interesting to hear the newest "sayings". This one has really caused me to dissect the meaning. What are your thoughts?