The word “faux” is thrown around a lot these days in the city, and it can mean anything from a simple misunderstanding to a full-blown, outright lie.
But one thing it really does mean is “fake.”
The word is used to describe anything that looks and feels a little more than it really is.
It’s used to mean “not real.”
“Fake” is the term that we use to describe the stuff that doesn’t look or feel as if it should be real.
There are two ways to use “fake,” but both are dishonest and wrong.
The first is the easy way, which is to say “not fake.”
But that’s not how we use it.
The second way is to use the word in a way that implies that something is fake.
That’s how we get the term “fakeness.”
So, instead of using the word “fake” to describe things that don’t look and feel as real as they really are, we should use the term in a much more neutral, non-specific way to describe what you actually do.1.
Fake a smile It’s not a compliment to say you feel a smile.
And it’s not an insult to say that someone is smiling.
But if someone is actually smiling, that’s a good sign.
In fact, if you notice a smile, it’s a sign of joy.
It means you’re in good spirits.
Fake it until you make it Look like something really is real This is a good example of the “fake it until it’s real” thing.
The word comes from the Latin word for “to put a face on,” and it’s the same word that comes up in the Bible when we talk about Jesus Christ.
Fake the body with fake hair When you buy fake eyelashes, do you think you’re going to find a real person with real hair?
The “fake-hair” trend has gone viral.
A popular online beauty store, Nourish, has made fake eyelash extensions for $15 a pop.
Fake your car with fake brakes Fake brakes, brakes, brake pads, brakes that come with a kit of fake wheels, are everywhere these days.
But do you know why they’re called fake brakes?
Fake yourself by taking a selfie It’s easy to see how this could come across as a compliment.
But that wouldn’t be the case if we used the word sarcastically.
Instead, we’re all just doing it because we’re trying to impress people, or because we want to be the first one to get to the next one.
We’re not just trying to look smart.
It doesn’t make sense to say, “I’m a smart person.
You should take a selfie with me.”
It makes more sense to just say, that was fun.
And if you’re someone who wants to be seen as cool and cool-ass, taking a fake selfie might be the only way to make it look cool.
Fake an interview You can do a lot of things that are “fake in the sense that they’re not real,” but “fake by omission” is a word that means the opposite.
It says something about the interviewer or the subject that they are just not really there.
It also says something if the person doesn’t really want to say anything.
That makes the interview a bit more interesting, doesn’t it?
Fake that you have a job Fake resumes and cover letters are a staple of job applications.
And, of course, there are a lot more things that people do that aren’t real.
But fake a resume?
It’s a really easy thing to do.
Just say, I’m a freelance photographer, and I’m currently shooting for the Calgary Herald.
You can fake a CV or cover letter by having someone write something like, “This is my first real job, and my first full-time job since college.
I’m also a self-employed graphic designer and do freelance design for various clients.”
You can also fake a cover letter or resume by saying, “You’ve already seen my resume, but I’ll be happy to take a look at your application for the job you’re applying for.
My resume says you’re a photographer with experience in photojournalism, but you’ve never worked for a newspaper or magazine.”
And you can fake both a resume and a cover email by writing, “We’ll be in touch,” or “We’d love to have you as a freelancer.”
And then you can do all of that, but without having to explain anything at all.
So, fake it until the job is real.
It might seem silly to do that, and you can make yourself sound pretentious, but that’s exactly what you need to do when you’re trying not to be an idiot.8.
Fake someone else’s name Fake someone’s name