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"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
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"You realize, of course, that I'll have to make a big show of having security escort you out."
Tags:devil, devils, demon, demons, satan, satanic, deal with the devil, dealing with the devil, sins, meeting, meetings, human resources, hr, h r, media, big business, business, corporate, political, politics, politically, politically charged, appearances, realities, reality, metaphor, metaphors, executive, executives, management, managers, big business, corporations, corrupt, corruption, corrupted, evil, evilly, evils, money, wealth, wealthy, positive image, public relations, pr, p r, pr management, spin, spin doctor, rhetoric, fake, phony, phonies, lies, fake news, critique, critical, critic
'Your fear of being publicly exposed as a fraud is a stress-related disorder called 'Imposter Syndrome.' It's common among people in high-profile authority positions, and, of course, in actual phonies like you!'
"O.K., O.K., ... I'm a prawn who made it big. Shrimp just sounds better."
'Thank you for calling Dial-A-Psychic. In your immediate financial future, I see you throwing away $3.99 per minute...'
Less Than Superheros
Tags:hero, heroes, super hero, super heroes, superhero, superheroes, word play, word plays, comic, comics, comic book, comic books, comic book characters, comic book character, knockoff, knockoffs, idiom, idioms, imposter, imposters, impostor, impostors, fake, fakes, faker, phoney, phony, phoneys, phonies, film, films, movies, movie, movie characters, movie character, film character, film characters, action movies, action movie, comic book movies, comic book movie
Tags:medicine, medical, doc, docs, doctor, doctors, med school, medical school, insiders, insider, phoney, phony, sarah palin, palin, politician, politicians, politics, quacks, right, wrong, god, republican, republicans, conservative, conservatives, healthcare, tv doctor, tv doctors, television doctor, television doctors, governor, governors, vice presidential candidate
'That's disappointing - we've only gotten 10 years out of this 'Vintage of the Century' sign.'
"You may now phony show-biz kiss the bride."
Tags:show biz, show-biz, show business, movie, movies, film, films, actor, actors, actress, actresses, husband, husbands, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, spouses, spouse, marriage, married, phony, phonies, fake, faker, fakers, showboat, showboating, minister, ministers, priest, priests, justice of the peace, officiant, officiants, bride, brides, groom, grooms
"The figures would seem to indicate that you're not really a scientist."
Tags:scientist, scientists, science, physics, physicists, physicist, teach, teacher, teachers, phony, phony person, faux, faking it, fake it, lie, liar, lying, lied, pretend, pretentious, pretending, pretended, pretentious, wannabe, accuse, accusation, accused, accusing, cheat, unreal, anger, angry, disappointed, disappointing, disappointment, trying to fit in, fit in, try to fit in
"Oh, that sounds awful. I can only imagine how you must be feeling."
Tags:phony, phonies, lie, lying, fake, fakes, two face, two-faced, two-face, contradict, contradictory, empathy, sympathy, sympathetic, empathetic, console, consolation, consolations, pity, pitying, patronise, patronising, lip service, lip-service, all talk, keeping up appearances, box, boxing, punch, punched, punching, beat, beating, hurt, passive aggressive, passive-aggressive, sorry, apologetic, apologies, apology, genuine, genuine article, disingenuous
"And isn't it time we replaced the worn-out, meaningless cliches in our mission statement with some dazzlingly new meaningless cliches?"
Tags:cliche, cliches, jargon, business jargon, meaningless, mission statement, mission statements, business-speak, empty promises, empty promise, image, public image, pr, advertise, advertisement, marketing, marketing ploy, meeting, meetings, make-over, business make-over, corporation make-over, phony, superficial, fraudulent, deceptive, strategy, strategic, unprincipled, dishonest, insincere, untrustworthy, unethical, ethics, principles
A phony doctor specializing in the treatment of imaginary diseases.
Tags:doctor, doctors, phonies, frauds, fraudster, fraudsters, quack, quacks, medical quack, medical quacks, phony, fraud, deceit, deception, charlatan, hypochondria, hypochondriac, hypochondriacs, medicine, illness, disease, psychosomatic, psychosomatic, medical paranoia, illness, psychology, psychological, hypochondia, hypochondriac, health, health-obsessed, obsession
'Let's call it even; you sell me the phony Louis Vuitton and I'll pay for it with this phony hundred.'
'Are you aware of the penalty for insurance fraud?'
"Barking at the mailman doesn't make you a media watchdog."
Tags:poser, posers, phony, phonies, discontent, discontents, dog, dogs, pet, pets, domestic, domestic pet, animal, animals, talking animal, post, postal, postal service, postman, postmen, post man, post office, media, media watchdog, watchdog, watch dog, pun, puns, guard, guard dog, pretense, pretenses, pretence, protest, protests, protesting, bark, barks, barking, pretend, all talk, fake news, fake, ombudsman, media watchdog, anthro, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, modern media, corrupt media, politics, political
"...Only a minute or so more and man will have his first view of the other side of the moon!"
Tags:planet, planets, space, outer space, spaceship, spaceships, rocket, rockets, rocket ship, rocket ships, first look, moon, moons, dark side of the moon, far side of the moon, the other side of the moon, false, fake, phoney, phony, artificial, hollow, prop, props, set-up, set up, disappointment, shock, surprise, man, humanity, humans, theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, science
(I'm afraid someone is going to expose me as a phony, a fraud, … A complete charlatan.) (Uh, oh! He's on to me!)
Tags:charlatan, charlatans, fraud, frauds, phony, phonies, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling, fake, fakes, faker, fakers, impostor, impostors
I heard it's a diploma mill.
"He's a phony - made of all those new fat substitutes."
Tags:pig, pigs, pig farm, pig farms, gmo, gmos, gm food, gm foods, genetically modified food, genetically modified foods, genetically modified organism, genetically modified organisms, pig farm, pig farms, pig farming, fat substitute, fat substitutes, battery cages, battery farm, battery farms, battery farming, pig farmer, pig farmers, phony, phonies, fake, fakes, fraud, frauds
She was quickly arrested and charged with passing phony Bills.
Pawnshop: Genuine Fake Watches.
Two women blowing air kisses.
The Artificial Intelligentsia
Misery pretends to like company.