Saturday, February 16, 2013

Word of the day: simulacrum

1. an image or likeness.
2. a mere image or one that does not represent the reality of the original. (

Used by: Mark Steyn:
In that sense, like Beyoncé lip-synching the National Anthem at the Inauguration, the State of the Union embodies the decay of America's political institutions into a simulacrum of responsible government rather than the real thing, and a simulacrum ever more divorced from the real issues facing the country. -- Mark Steyn
My usage:
You call that a whole cookie? It's more like a simulacrum.
And that's the way the Ball bounces, er, cookie crumbles. 
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"