Pause for Station Identification
In response to inquiries from family and friends about the correct pronunciation of the name of this site, allow me to clarify the following:
I am not the "Counterfeit Chick."
Nor am I the "Counterfeit Sheik,"
although that is closer to the right pronunciation.
The name is "Counterfeit Chic," borrowing a bit of French.
Why? Because over the past few centuries, the French fashion machine has (correctly or not) propagated the idea that Paris is the capital of style. Because my own name predisposes me to alliteration. And because the site's Patron Saint/Avenging Angel has imbued the double "C" with a certain "je ne sais quois."