Smoke and mirrors
Semantic games serve no purpose other than deceiving ourselves. They are nothing but smoke and mirrors that fool no one, as everyone readily understands what's truly being said between the lines. In practical terms, there is no difference between lying and omitting the truth, and we know it - everyone knows it. Yet we keep pretending that there's a difference, forcing ourselves to believe in a premise that has no foundation whatsoever, a lie that in the end will provide little to no consolation.