I've been completely manipulated by a man for 18 months pretending
to be a Premiership footballer.
You can go to church fully enamored with Jesus, you can read the Bible to the exclusion of all other books, you can spend all your money on Christ's mission and welcome your Christian sisters and brothers into your home every day, and you will still only be pretending
to be Christian.
A survey of 2,000 people found 78% said they had lied to appear smarter, with around two-thirds (62%) pretending
to have read books including Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Then Courtenay revived Pretending
to be Me last year to mark the 25th anniversary of Larkin's death, after being asked by the Larkin Society to give a performance to help raise money for a statue of Larkin being put up in Hull.
Or like Hank pretending
at the beginning of the story to be a magician like Merlin, and so saving his own life when he was due to be executed.
Sure, it sounds silly, but I've had a lot of fun dreaming and pretending
all my life.
My number one choice is Stan Mellor in the 1966 Hennessy Gold Cup, for miraculously catching out the immortal Arkle and Pat Taaffe with a genius of a ride, pretending
to be no danger.
She will do anything to stop this from happening, including pretending
to be a boy, trying to fool fate.
To do their jobs, Sullivan and Costigan both must live a lie, one pretending
to be good, the other pretending
to be bad.
In people, both language and pretending
are considered outgrowths of a general symbolic function, says Patricia Greenfield of the University of California, Los Angeles.
If JT LeRoy was impressive as a young male prostitute writing about being a young male prostitute, isn't the feat even greater when JT LeRoy is a 40year-old woman pretending
to be a young male prostitute?
For example, Quaker has stopped pretending
that its Peaches & Cream Instant Oatmeal contains peaches and cream.
Certain movements and situations are by their very nature funny, like big men pretending
to be ballerinas.
People are always interested to know what they look like when they are pretending
Aliens use phony documents, pretending
to be legal, and employers pretend to believe them.