Verboticism: Sociophony

Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Definition: v., To pretend that you like something that you don't, in hopes that someone else will like your pretensions. n., A person who doesn't like what they actually like, and pretends to like what other people like.

Pronunciation: So - she - OFF - uh -nee

Sentence: Always trying to impress those around him, Milburn had become a complete and shameless sociophony.

Etymology: Social + phony

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Comments: Sociophony

petaj - 2007-11-28: 02:54:00
Clever, because of the use of phony as in telephony - you can blend in with the social sounds you hear around you by echoing them.

TiaJay - 2007-11-28: 03:29:00
I think I know a few of these *cough*

Mustang - 2007-11-28: 06:36:00
Thanks petaj, echoing the cacophony...lol

Mustang - 2007-11-28: 06:37:00
I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-)

Mustang - 2007-11-28: 06:47:00
I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-)

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-28: 15:53:00
clever

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-28: 17:48:00
I like it - very good word!