What need is there to tell a lie just to make a joke?
I would choose this question if I want the responder to respond with the very detail of the answer. This is not a suitable choice if you do not need to know why somebody is telling a lie just to make a joke.
Is there a need to tell a lie just to make a joke?
This is, in my honestest opinion, a “boolean” question: It can not be answered with detail unless the responder chooses to.
Edit: I would like to add that these may be rhetorical as well, as pointed out by others. Alternative rhetorical statements are:
- Why are you telling a lie just to make a joke?
- You shouldn't have told a lie just to make a joke.
These can be used to emphasize that the second person is very, very wrong.