New York, NY--According to a new report by Columbia University, the phrase 'For real', originally devised by inner-city dwellers to convey truthfulness or legitimacy, is now solely used as a device to feign emotions and disguise dishonesty.
"Our studies indicate that, far from indicating sincerity, 'for real' is a very serious gauge that the speaker in question is uttering a string of falsehoods," Dr. Sean Brand, the project lead said.
Analysis of conversations in which the phrase 'for real' was used show that 98% of all surrounding statements were untrue, particularly, 'I got you on this one,' 'I ain't sleep with her,' and 'Would never do that to you.'
The best evidence available indicates that Harlem resident Jacob Priestly was the last person to use the expression with honesty in 1998, when describing an incident involving a homeless man getting hit by a bus.
The report comes on the heels of the nation's fathers and husbands admitting that they were thinking of someone else every time they said 'I love you.'