In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ersatz fur — imitación piel femenino
- ersatz coffee — sustituto del café
- Most books with names like this one are inferior works filled with an ersatz cynicism that pales beside the real article.
- That's the difference between real marriage and the ersatz versions peddled by the ‘modernists’ of today.
- In short, the market is divided into real surplus, ersatz surplus, and newly manufactured ammunition and components.
- Be you the last one standing on the tropical island or in the spotlight on the studio stage, it has been an artificial journey leading to ersatz fame.
- As for the national outpouring of ersatz grief, reminiscent of the scenes that followed the death of Princess Diana, it surely spoke not of feeling but of an egotistical inability to feel, compensated for by outward show.
- They provide an ersatz community for people who lack community.
- The ersatz emotions that crawl out of the woodwork with every hit make me instinctively reach for the bug spray.
- Manufactured memories smother sober analysis and provide ersatz significance to what was, in truth, bewildering chaos.
- Gaming - sporting or otherwise - introduces a whole new set of experience and it doesn't make any difference whether they're ersatz experiences or real ones.
- Burns was lamenting within his own lifetime a host of ersatz imitators of his achievement.
- The one upside to the fact that we no longer have any real leaders, only ersatz ones slavishly addicted to following public opinion, is that at the end of the day, public outrage really matters.
- This is where Sancho knows his master has lost his marbles since he himself produced this ersatz Dulcinea.
- His voice shaking with ersatz emotion, he recalled how three senior boys surrounded him in such an intimidating manner that he has never forgotten it.
- An all the remaining ersatz relatives discover that emotions and motives aside, it's poverty and anonymity that truly sucks.
- McAlmont is capable of real emotion, not Armstrong's ersatz approximation of feeling.
- Godard was lost in Plato's cave from the outset, so he should not be surprised when this illusory ersatz world of film proves unsatisfactory - as a replacement for life, it is indeed a very unsatisfactory substitute.
- Today's football-related flag-flying is a pale imitation of that traditional nationalism, a sort of ersatz English patriotism that means little or nothing in political terms.
- Anyone who's down in West Dorset and likes their country pubs real and not ersatz should give either, or preferably both, a whirl.
- Those two songs have proved remarkably prescient in their bogus rebellion and ersatz torment.
- But while those attributes may satisfy your clients' practical side, the product's ersatz appearance may leave some of them feeling a little unsatisfied.
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