A quarter of Spanish people fib about their weekend plans

A quarter of Spanish people tell tall tales about their weekend antics

LAST UPDATED: 2 May, 2015 @ 18:55

ALMOST one in four Spaniards invent fantasy versions of what they did on the weekend.

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This is more than the Brits and French, but less than the naughty Germans, one in three of whom tell fibs.

However, more than 5% of Spanish people lie on social networks during the weekend – claiming to be hobnobbing with celebs, being an extra on TV or catching criminals are the most extravagant tales.

A lastminute.com study revealed that weekends have become a social battleground with friends and colleagues competing for the most impressive claims for fear of seeming boring.

With more than 1 million Spanish people admitting they publish false information on Facebook, 28% of those surveyed admit they don’t always believe what they see online either.

Fess up: three most common weekend lies:

  1. To have been away on a mini-break (41%)
  2. To have partied the whole night (16%)
  3. To have been hanging out with celebrities (13%)


And the three top reasons why the Spanish tell porkies:

  1. Not wishing to appear boring (22%)
  2. Needing a conversation topic at work (22%)
  3. Wanting a more exciting life (19%)

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