This is perfect reason to most of the issues in today’s world. Underboob puts it perfectly!!
being unusually artificial and inferior substitution or imitation
Originally a noun in German, this word has been incorporated into the English language as an adjective. It was used in WWI and WWII to describe the inferior products made available due to rationing.
In the modern world we have an abundance of ersatz products. Not due to the war, but rather as a result of corporate greed to make commodities in great volume but at low cost and quality. I’ve complied a short list:
- Imitation cheese slices
- “Juice” containing only 5% fruit juice what is the rest of it made from?
- Juice named after a fruit but composed of mainly apple juice (pomegranate and blueberry are where I encounter this most often)
- Fish Sticks- these are of some type of Osteichthyes of unknown providence
- Fat Free, Low Fat, Reduced Fat anything- I generally interpret that to mean chemical shit…
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