Whenever a Hollywood star of a certain vintage dies, somebody always pronounces them The Last Of The Greats—the final link to a hallowed Golden Age of American cinema. But in the case of Lauren Bacall the honorific was more appropriate than usual
Leah Hager Cohen: By the Book
The author of "No Book but the World" says the last book that made her furious was "The Da Vinci Code" - "At the end of every chapter, I'd glance up and announce in increasingly disgusted tones: 'What schlock!' "
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Tony Horton and his business partners have built a $400-million-a-year empire on what might seem like a foundation of schlock: TV infomercials.
(ĭn'fə-mûr'shəl) also in·for·mer·cial (-fər-, -fə-)
A relatively long commercial in the format of a television program.
also shlock (shlŏk) Slang.
Something, such as merchandise or literature, that is inferior or shoddy.
Of inferior quality; cheap or shoddy.
[Possibly from Yiddish shlak, apoplexy, stroke, wretch, evil, nuisance, from Middle High German slag, slak, stroke, from slahen, to strike, from Old High German slahan.]schlocky schlock'y or shlock'y adj.
One who is renowned for, has expertise in, or is a connoisseur of: schlockmeister; spinmeister.
[German, from Meister, master. See Meistersinger.]***
The word Meister originally means "master" in German (as in master craftsman or as an honorific title such as David Eckstein; akin to maestro).
It has been borrowed into English slang, where it is used in compound words. It is often used as a suffix added to a noun to demonstrate proficiency in a given area. A person referred to as blank meister is one that has extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in their profession, business concerns and training. Typically the blank is filled in with a word that describes the particular skill set the person in question is an expert in, (for example, a puzzle meister would be someone aptly skilled at completing puzzles). Although these neologisms can sometimes have a sarcastic intent (for example, "stubblemeister" for someone with a short neat beard; heard on BBC TV; or concertmeister, leader of a symphony).
In Germany compound words such as Wachtmeister or Polizeimeister, the word meister has also been used as a police rank of Germany with the first usage dating to the 19th century. Many modern day German police forces use variations of the title Meister. During the Second World War, Meister was the highest enlisted rank of the Ordnungspolizei.
Word originFrom the Latin word "Magister" meaning teacher.
Etymology: Yiddish mayster & German Meister master, from Middle High German meister, from Old High German meistar.
Popular Culture"The Rich-meister," portrayed by Rob Schneider on Saturday Night Live, added meister (among other words) as a suffix to the names of his coworkers for comical effect.
The character Stifler from American Pie referred to himself as "The Stif-meister", in an attempt to portray his high self-confidence.
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher is referred to as Der Regenmeister (the rain master) due to his highly-rated driving through low-visibility or wet conditions. The same term was also applied to other race drivers before him.
In the anime/manga series Soul Eater, Meisters (職人, Shokunin; Literally meaning "craftsman," "mechanic," "worker") are people with exceptional soul wavelengths and are paired with weapons.
Song written by the German music group Rammstein.