Imitation, counterfeit, or what?

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu Jan 12 22:43:21 UTC 2012

A chimera?


On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> I want to refer to an animal being exhibited that is a hoax -- not
> genuine, but unreal, constructed in some way.
> "Counterfeit" has the useful association with "made", as does
> "fabricated".  Imitation, fake, mock, concocted seem possible
> too.  What words are most commonly used to describe such a construction?
> Joel
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George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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