Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

I found only one word from a poetry book, Poetic Musings Of An Old Fat Man by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.

Ersatz (Page 27): Much time is spent in worshipping this ersatz religion..
(pertains to football season)


adj.

Etymology: German ersatz-, from Ersatz, noun, substitute

Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial.



9 comments:

wordlily said...

I've always loved the way ersatz looks and sounds.

bermudaonion said...

I've seen ersatz plenty of times before and have never looked it up and I have to say I was surprised when I read the definition. I love the title of the book you found it in. Thanks for participating!

Jo-Jo said...

Oh now that is funny! Ersatz is definitely practiced in my home!

Lisa notes... said...

Ha. That is funny. I love the context.

lilly said...

It sounds like a German word but I don't think it is.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

That's a new one for me. I've seen the word but never new what it meant. Good one.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

You're doing well if you only found one word! :--)

Brook said...

I agree...this is a word I've heard before, but never knew what it meant. Thanks so much for sharing!

ibeeeg said...

I have never heard of this word. I do like the way it looks.