Wednesday, December 14, 2005

word of the day

I just woke up with this word in my head, repeating over and over:


So I looked it up on the Merriam-Webster site b/c I couldn't remember what it meant. And here's what I found. Now we can all be enriched.

Main Entry: sim·u·la·crum
Pronunciation: "sim-y&-'la-kr&m, -'lA-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural sim·u·la·cra /-kr&/; also -crums
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from simulare
1 : IMAGE, REPRESENTATION (a reasonable simulacrum of reality -- Martin Mayer)
2 : an insubstantial form or semblance of something : TRACE


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