Odds and Ends
Here's a thought
30 10, 10:06am
Well, it still sounds politer than us. In Japanese, we say, "Uso!" (oo-so), which literally means, "Lie!" or "Lies!" (we don't have a plural form, so it could be either ;) The nuance is slightly different though; it means more along the lines of, "Are you kidding me with that?")
There are ways to soften it - on TV shows, hosts will usually add some words either side - but this still essentially translates to them asking the guest, "You're lying, right?" "Isn't that a lie?" and so on.