even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
Did anyone noticed that these rhymed?woooords, the most delicious treats that are calorie free
I really like the word "ersatz," and the definition that escapes me presently.
You can't really use the Scrabble dictionary because a lot of those strange things honestly aren't words. And if they are words, they are Arabic or some other far-off languageI love the Scrabble dictionary. oe and ay are also some good ones.
chocolate-kipp's may have rhymed because it's a song which means it has rhymeDid anyone noticed that these rhymed?
hahaha holy shit the word ersatz is ersatz (since it is an inferior substitute for the German)Ersatz doesn't just mean fake, it's a generally inferior substitute, replacement OR fake.
for some reason the word I get this with the most is "majesty"....maybe it is just because Jesus made me trip balls thoughi think "the" looks really funny if you stare at it for a while and think about how its spelled
I did not really want to make it a thread about me though, I mean I have a like 300 word long cool word file though.cks dream thread right here
YES Buffalo is awesome. I thought the proper sentence was "Buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo." This is from a few years ago though so I might be wrongBuffalo simply because any number of "Buffalo" strung together makes a complete sentence.
How is a cognate an inferior substitute? It's the same part of speech just for the most part pronounced differently (because nobody can pronounce German words)hahaha holy shit the word ersatz is ersatz (since it is an inferior substitute for the German)
Did you bother to check the etymology of ersatz in english? It actually comes from ww2, when pows were given ersatz bread. Hence its negative connotations in english that arent necessarily implied in german (or in substitute).Seizing foreign words for use in a language because they "sound cool" and the makers of the other language are too lazy to make up their own words is dumb. It is not like I can deny using some since it would be way too much effort to weed them out, but I definitely avoid using bullshit like ersatz (the actual German verb, ersetzen, is fucking awesome like most of German is). Obviously some seizure of other languages is necessary in some ways, but ersetzen--->ersatz when we already have the words inferior and substitute? Fucking incredibly stupid.