Thursday, December 2, 2010


     fauxthentic (adjective): faux + authentic = a word used to describe something or someone obviously fake, yet legitimately so (as if the subject owns their disingenuousness, either due to cluelessness, entitlement or deep, deep insecurities [perhaps all three]); subjects fitting this description often inspire their own Halloween costumes (and sue for their share of the profits).
     See spray-painted pink metal Christmas trees, politicians shaking hands with "the people" during election time, reality showmances or Snooki for example: Bravo Television executives, excited to offer viewing audiences barely tweaked versions of what they are already watching in horror, have announced the latest fauxthentic reality show: The Real Housewives of Celebrities in Rehab (who may or may not have been on Dancing with the Stars.)


paulsifer42 said...

The girls who swarm around "the popular chick"
watches sold on the streets of New York
Mexican fast food (like Del Taco, or Taco Bell)

What a great word. I'll have to start using it.

The Gaelic Wife said...

My first thought was: Par*s H*lton as she embodies all three (my opinion).

Nicole said...

Best wordfuse yet. It's a great concept, like irony, that one can barely define but knows when one sees it. Right, irony and porn.

Artist and Geek said...

dbs-great! Must copyright immediately so I can reference it.
Fauxthentic-the cheap crap from Chipna (don't want to get sued by next superpower) that is ubiquitous and unapologetic for being cheap crap. It's all made in Chipna.

Sorry, having some holiday shopping issues.

Vinny C said...
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Vinny C said...

Excellent wordfuse! And can only see it becoming even more practically applied as time goes by.

Hey, I just thought of the next idea for reality TV: "The Next Reality Show". In it they follow TV studio execs as they try to come up with new ideas for reality shows. Then again, since I refuse to watch reality TV that's probably been done already.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nice oxymoron.

dbs said...

@paulsifer42 Good examples.
@TGW Exactly.
@Nicole It's, uh, instinctual.
@A&G Hilarious. Please copyright so I can reference Chipna as well.
@Comment Deleted So mysterious. Hmm.
@VinnyC I agree. It's a genuine plastic world we live in.
@LoC I find your comment bittersweet.

Artist and Geek said...

Comment deleted-funny. Original, unless you forgot who deleted it. :)

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