MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does the word “phony” come from?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does the word “phony” come from?

The word “phony” when you’re referring to someone or something as being fake comes from a shortened version of the word “telephone”.  Older phones had such bad audio quality that it would make people’s voices sound fake.

I feel like this sounds like a “phony” explanation (haha)… but it’s true!

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