Imitation or counterfeit?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Oct 13 06:51:31 UTC 2011

FWIW, "fake" and "imitation" are preferred when it comes to scallops. "Counterfeit scallops" gets only two hits.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Oct 12, 2011, at 10:34 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 10/13/2011 12:06 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> The problem with hairy crabs is that there is outright fraud (as in the
>> other cases), so "imitation" is not quite right--"imitation crab" is not
>> fraudulently presented crab. But "counterfeit", to me, has an "Ersatz"
>> quality to it, so that does not seem quite right either. It's the same
>> issue as someone serving dogfish in place of haddock
> There is "imitation crab *meat*", where the meat is from some other
> sea creature (I won't guess).  A past and perhaps still present
> scandal.  There, and also for dogfish replacing haddock, I think
> "imitation" (imitation crab, imitation haddock) is OK.
> Joel

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