This is something that drives me nuts.
More and more often, in person and on TV (especially political talk shows), I see people mis-labeling something as a lie when in fact the person in question was merely mistaken.
Someone’s asked what time it is. They respond “2:45” then they check the clock and say “Oh, I’m sorry… I lied… it’s 3:00.”
That’s not a lie - unless they knew it was 3:00 and said 2:45 deliberately.
In general, as I understand it, lying is the act of knowlingly giving someone false or misleading information, full knowing it’s untrue.
To give someone wrong information because you believe it to be true, but find that you were wrong is simply being mistaken or misinformed…
So why do people refer to that as “lying”?