When I was a boy growing up in Ontario, we used to have real maple syrup on our pancakes. We didn't have much money, but maple syrup must have still been relatively cheap. I'm not even sure there was such a thing as "pancake syrup" then.
Pancake syrup came along to act as a maple syrup substitute when maple syrup became a luxury item. You can think of it as "artificial maple syrup".
Well, now we have artificial pancake syrup!
The breakfast buffet at the Camelback Inn offers something called "artificial pancake syrup". It's pancake syrup made with artificial sweetener.
I guess that makes it artificial squared!