Q: Can you pretend to be something you are?
A: Yes, if you don’t know you are it.
Q:Can you be pretentiously unpretentious?
A:Yes, lots of people do this.
Q: Can you be unpretentious without pretending to be unpretentious?
A: Yes, this happens a lot.
Q: What is the relationship between irony and pretence?
A:Symbiotic. In a society with no pretence there is no need for irony.
Q: Can you be pretentiously ironic?
A: This is extremely common.
Q: Would it be good to be entirely unpretentious?
A: No, because that would mean you lacked i)aspiration and ii)care for others.
Q: I don’t think that’s right.