ersatz
Pronunciation: er-säts
Function: adjective

: being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation

I don’t know why, but I’m fascinated with knockoffs. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in the age of generic breakfast cereals with poorly drawn mascot characters and those straight-to-video Disney ripoffs (back before Disney made their OWN straight-to-video ripoffs). Anyway, that stuff just delights me to no end.

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