Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Fake is a term used to describe or imply that something is not real or that it is false.
Examples and applications include:
An insult used to describe a person who lies, pretends to be something they are not (e.g., a poseur), does not have an opinion of their own or pretends to like things he or she does not.
A charlatan (a Sales person who sells something of no value based on false claims.)
A counterfeit (of an object)
A cover story (active cover-up), untrue explanation for a situation or untrue reason for an action, to hide what is really going on or is the real motive. It may involve real actions and objects related to the story to make it plausible.
A decoy (e.g., a cannon-shaped object made of wood which is designed to fool the enemy)
A forgery (a false document or picture)
A ploy (a plan, strategy, or tactics which use some deception in order to gain an advantage; E.g. A deceptive play in football such as the draw play.)
When a singer lip synchs to a recording during a purportedly live concert
Dramatic portrayals
A film or play may show fictional events, actors typically show fake emotions, and fake objects (e.g., props) and fake houses (movie sets) are used
Fictional examples used as case studies in law, medicine, etc.
Novels create made-up characters and settings to catch a reader's attention.
The same purpose (partly or fully) as the real thing
A prop or stand in, such as a Dummy
Artificial leather
Fake fur
Fake guns used in a bank robbery; for this reason realistic-looking fake guns are often prohibited
Meat analogue (e.g., tofu hot dogs)

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