The user name or password entered is incorrect. Please try again. Facebook Twitter. Remember Me Lost Password Register. I was watching a video on YouTube and came across a phrase "non fake person". Is there any logic or some rule to decide when to use non and not un? Jigneshbharati wrote: I was watching a video on YouTube and came across a phrase "non fake person". It is not a real word. It is just a made-up negative. The opposite of a fake person is, according to that particular writer, a non-fake person.
I wouldn't worry too much about particular reason they chose that way to say it. And don't copy it! The opposite of a fake person is a real person. When I saw the title of this thread I was gobsmacked: 'non-fake' and 'unfake'? What on earth? The neat, four-letter word "real" is the antonym of fake - as well as of: - forgery, counterfeit, copy, sham, fraud, hoax, imitation, mock-up, dummy, reproduction.
So it's a hard-working little word which has been carefully and tirelessly working at making meaning plain for hundreds of years. One can only hope the person who wrote the unnecessary "non-fake" did so as a joke. To unfake could be used a as verb: It would refer to the process, act or action of converting the false, the counterfeit or the feigned into truth, fact, legitimacy or genuineness.
Consider the common iron pyrites standard career advice: " Fake it until you make it. Orson - " Romany wrote: Orson - " Orson Burleigh wrote: Romany wrote: Orson - " All rights reserved. The Free Dictionary. Forum Search Active Topics Members. Nonfake vs unfake. Posted: Sunday, September 3, AM.
There's actually a good enough explanation of the difference, explained here. Check it out. Orson Burleigh. Posted: Sunday, September 3, PM. I seem to have blundered into the commission of thought crime Mea magna culpa.
It's no good blaming it on a volcano! Yeah I know it's an "M" but just lightning the moment. You cannot post new topics in this forum. You cannot reply to topics in this forum. You cannot delete your posts in this forum. You cannot edit your posts in this forum. You cannot create polls in this forum. You cannot vote in polls in this forum. Print this topic. Email this topic. RSS Feed. Watch this topic.