fake the funk; phrase (slang)
- To take part in an activity for which one has no interest or concern.
-"Joe, what the hell are you doing in a feng shui class? I thought you hated all that New Age crap?"
-"I do, dude, I'm just faking the funk 'cause there's a hottie in the class."
- To pretend to be something one is not; to play at something.
-"Dude, you are not now, nor will you ever be 31337."
-"Maybe not, but I can fake the funk well enough to score some warez off these script kiddies."
- To feign understanding; to pretend to "get it" when one does not, in fact, "get it".
-"Dude, this kid will not shut up about the new Modest Mouse CD."
-"I know, and he's so not even indie. He's just faking the funk 'cause the hip hop kids won't let him hang out any more."
kthejoker says re Fake the funk: You might want to mention Bootsy Collins' original lyrics: "You can't fake the funk, or your nose gotta grow"
For further contextual usage and a couple good chuckles, check out this article by the Ex Caminos: