Fake Etymologies

Interesting is better than true.

iden‧ti‧ty, n. /aɪˈdentəti/

From the pseudoscience of phrenology, which claimed that a person’s personality, temperament, intelligence, and various other aspects could be determined by examination and measurement of the bumps and dents on one’s skull. This pattern of dents could be recorded as a unique way to recognize a particular person.