word of the day
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-
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