We offer the classic “Germans” scene from the original, and the promo from the imitation.
If not an imitation, though, then the question on many minds is: What exactly is it?
Reprinted from THE KNOCKOFF ECONOMY: How imitation Sparks Innovation with permission from Oxford University Press, Inc.
The very faculty of language is, to a large extent, a matter of imitation.
Actually that last sentence is my imitation of Chronicles writing.
I need a blacksmith, and if I can't get a real one I'll put up with an imitation.
"This is not so good an imitation of my handwriting as the other letter," he added.
By this we intend a compliment rather than a charge of imitation.
The tiles were of blue porcelain, in imitation of a clear sky.
This should be placed in an iron furnace, and surrounded by the imitation snow.
c.1400, "emulation; act of copying," from Old French imitacion, from Latin imitationem (nominative imitatio) "a copying, imitation," from past participle stem of imitari "to copy, portray, imitate," from PIE *im-eto-, from root *aim- "copy" (cf. Hittite himma- "imitation, substitute"). Meaning "an artificial likeness" is from c.1600. As an adjective, from 1840.