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"Regular service or affected?"
Tags:accent, accents, affects, affected, pretense, pretenses, choice, choices, ordering dinner, order, ordered, dining out, eating out, restaurant, restaurants, posh restaurant, posh restaurants, fancy dining, fancy restaurant, haute cuisine, server, servers, service, waiter, waiters, foreign cuisine, foodie, foodies, date night, date nights, special meal, special meals, pretentious, pretension, ostentatious, affectation, ostentation, posturing, putting on airs, pretentiousness, snooty waiter, snooty waiters
"The Emperor is naked - and he has a flabby butt!"
Tags:body shaming, the emperor's new clothes, the emperors new clothes, public nakedness, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy story, fairy stories, children's story, children's stories, hans christian andersen, pretense, pretenses, weight problem, weight problems, fat problem, fat problems
"Can I say something obnoxious and inflammatory under the pretense of playing devil's advocate for a moment?"
Tags:obnoxious, inflammatory, devil's advocate, devils advocate, playing devils advocate, playing devil's advocate, pretense, pretence, political debate, political debates, social debate, social debates, racism, discrimination, discriminating, prejudice, prejudices, socially acceptable, pc, politically correct, politically incorrect, political incorrectness, political incorrectness
"Of course, it's a very early Rembrandt."
Tags:rembrandt, pretentious, pretentiously, pretension, pretensions, pretense, snob, snobby, snobbery, snobbish, snowman, snowmen, art, arts, artistic, artist, artists, artistically, rembrandt, rembrandts, dutch, dutch masters, dutch master, classic, history of art, authority, old master, old masters, gallery, galleries, prolific, kid, kids, child, child's drawing, drawing, scribble, scribbles, stickman, stick man, stick figure
'Whenever I walk in a room,everyone ignores me.'
The Seven Ages of Woman
'Nederly doesn't even pretend to work here anymore.'
"Please stand and join us in half-assing your way through our national anthem."
Tags:baseball, base ball, national, national anthem, anthem, us, usa, audience, audiences, the game, the big game, live sport, sport, sports, tv sport, effort, efforts, low effort, sing, singing, forgetting the words, lyrics, pretend, pretending, pretence, pretense, pretenses, star spangled banner, star-spangled banner, american pride, national pride, national identity, cultural identity, commit, non committal, non-committal
"Another helping of pretentiousness, anyone?"
"I believe this is one of Rembrandt's earliest selfies."
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"This silly magazine article says dogs only PRETEND to love us to fulfill deeply ingrained, parasitic survival instincts. Well, they don't know my Skipper, do they?"
Tags:dogs, dog, pet, pets, instincts, survival instincts, learned behaviour, instinct, survival instinct, behavior, learned behavior, human, humans, symbiosis, symbiotic, pretense, pretend, biology, well-being, bond, bonds, animal, animals, magazine, magazine article, article, research, science, scientific, mental health, health, wellness, dog owner, dog owners, dog lover, dog lovers, canine, canines
"I may not have invented the wheel or discovered fire, but I am the first to comment visually on their impact on our lives."
Tags:artist, artists, artistry, caveman, cavemen, neanderthal, neanderthals, cave painting, cave paintings, prehistory, prehistoric, fine artist, fine artists, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretense, snob, snobs, snobby, first, firsts, claim to fame, claims to fame, gimmick, gimmicks, gimmicky, invention, inventor, inventors, commentary, commentaries, pompous, pomposity, pompousness, discover fire, discovers fire, wheel, art gallery, art galleries, curator, curators, museum, museums, art museum, art museums
"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
I heard it's a diploma mill.
"I forget—are these your friends where we pretend we make more money than we actually do, or less?"
"Oh, he's fine. He just needs to get into character before calling in sick."
Tags:sick day, sick days, malingerer, malingerers, skiving off, skiver, skivers, ill day, ill days, influenza, colds, illnesses, disease, diseases, calling in sick, pretender, pretenders, pretense, role-plays, character, characters, actor, actors, method actor, method actors, method acting, malingering, character, acting, pretend, flu, cold, illness, absence, role-play
The moment Bradson's career as a butler came to an abrupt halt.
Tags:gatherings, formal gatherings, formal wear, house staff, deep seated, true feelings, resentment, butlers, butler announcements, breaking conventions, social conventions, social divide, class, divide, fed up, breaking point, speaking out, horse-faced, inbreeding, snobs, snotty, upper class, rich, pretentious snobs, careers, career ending, career, fired, sacked, pretentious, pretense
"I decided to cut out the pretense and get to the point!"
Tags:artist, artists, artistry, painting, paintings, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, contemporary art, contemporary artist, contemporary artists, expensive, costly, expensive painting, expensive paintings, pricy, art showing, art showings, art gallery, art galleries, art gallery opening, art gallery openings, gallery opening, gallery openings, pretense, pretence, pretentious, pretentiousness, honesty, art business, art world
C.J. Yomp CEO: Door always open, walk in! Welcome!
'You mean we've all been playing different songs? I wonder how long that's been going on...'
"That ought to get the Health and Safety people off our backs for a bit."
"Why hide it. I do this for me."
Tags:businessmen, businessman, corporate culture, corporate environment, boss, bosses, greed, greediness, greedy, greeds, narcissist, narcissists, narcissism, self interest, self-interest, self-interested, self interested, selfish, selfishness, selfish attitude, family life, family-life, honest, honesty, illusion, pretense, pretenses, family man, family men
"Tell me about it! I'm a red herring: nobody believes a thing I say or do..."
"Good news, we don't have to pretend to be veggie this week, the butcher had a special offer on."
Tags:veggie, veggies, vegetarian, vegetarians, living cost, living costs, butcher, butchers, meat, grocery bill, grocery bills, food bill, food bills, cost of living, living expense, living expenses, pretense, pretenses, discount, discounts, special offer, alternative lifestyle, lifestyle choice, lifestyle choices, alternative lifestyles, money problems, money troubles
'Now, dear, I spent 35 years pretending to look busy. I can't just quit overnight!'