Lieu vs Ersatz - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between lieu and ersatz
is that lieu
is see in lieu or in lieu of while ersatz
is replacement, substitute.
See in lieu or in lieu of.
Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality.
- Back then, we could only get ersatz coffee.
* artificial, faux, imitation, knock off
* 1923 , Arthur Michael Samuel,
The Mancroft Essays'', ''Pinchbeck'', page 164 (possibly published before in ''The Saturday Review in 1917–1921):
*: In these days of “rolled” gold, electro-plate, and undetectable pearls, it is curious that almost the only honest Ersatz material known to the goldsmith's art should be utterly forgotten.
* 1929 , "Zeppelining," Time , 16 Sep.,
*: Ersatzgas'', ''Ersatzpfennige . Ersatz has become a brave word in Germany. As a substantive it means War Reparations. As part of compounded words it means substitute.
* 2001 , The New Yorker , 15 Oct,
*: The avant-garde's opposite number, in Greenberg's scheme, is kitsch, "ersatz culture"—art for capitalism's new man (who turns out to be no different from Fascism's or Communism's new man).
* 2003 , The New Yorker , 17 & 24 Feb,
*: The NATO visitors watched an ersatz eighteenth-century dance (complete with powdered wigs and simulated copulation) that might have been considered obscene had it not been so amusing.
* 2004 , The New Yorker , 31 May,
*: The crowd wandered out to a huge party on the ersatz city blocks of the Paramount lot.
Something made in imitation; an effigy or substitute.
* imitation, knock off