Imitation or counterfeit?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Oct 13 14:46:48 UTC 2011

On Oct 13, 2011, at 12:00 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> No mystery--imitation crab meat is steamed pulverized pollock with
> additional flavorings and texturizers. The process has been around for
> over 50 years and originated in Japan. But in many situations the name
> is shortened to "imitation crab", so the point is not particularly
> important.

some discussion:

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