A Hideous Hermaphroditical Character which has neither the Force and Firmness of a Man, Not the Gentleness and Sensibility of a Woman.

 

-Written by Thomas Jefferson about John Adams who paid journalist James Thomson Callender to publish it

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.