2017年8月11日 星期五

honorific, Meister, - meister, spinmeister, renowned, schlock infomercials

 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



The studio-era siren died on August 12th 2014
ECONOMIST.COM
"They have not gotten as far as their clever video editors and spinmeisters would have us believe."

Top military official credits "clever video editors"
TI.ME


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!' "

 The renowned global news source.

 

マ イスター - Wikipedia

- [ 翻譯此頁 ]マイスター (Meister) 制度はドイツの産業発展に大きな役割を果たしてきたとされる資格制度である。 目次. 1 概要; 2 現状; 3 日本; 4 関連項目. [編集] 概要. マイ
スターになるには見習い工として就職しながら職業学校に通い若しくは1年間のワルツ(放 浪 ...



 
The Brutal Infomercial Fitness Sensation
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.



honorific


ADJECTIVE

  • 1Given as a mark of respect but having few or no duties.
    ‘he was elevated to the honorific status of ‘Dom’’
    1. 1.1 (of a form of address) showing respect.
      ‘an honorific title for addressing women’


NOUN

  • A title or word implying or expressing respect.
    ‘a sociolinguistic investigation of honorifics and their usage’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin honorificus, from honor ‘honour’.

infomercial

(ĭn'fə-mûr'shəl) pronunciation also in·for·mer·cial (-fər-, -fə-)
n.
A relatively long commercial in the format of a television program.




schlock
also shlock (shlŏk) pronunciation Slang.
n.
Something, such as merchandise or literature, that is inferior or shoddy.

adj.
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.

Line breaks: schlock
noun

[mass noun] North American informal
  • Cheap or inferior goods or material; trash: mass-produced schlock televisual schlock

Derivatives

schlocky
adjective (schlockier, schlockiest)

Origin

early 20th century: apparently from Yiddish shlak 'an apoplectic stroke', shlog 'wretch, untidy person, apoplectic stroke'.



spinmeisterLine breaks: spin|meis¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪnmʌɪstə/



noun

informal
An accomplished or politically powerful spin doctor. 造勢大師


- meister
suff.
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 origin

From the Latin word "Magister" meaning teacher.
Function: noun
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.

renowned[re・nowned]

  • 発音記号[rináund]
[形](…で)有名な, 名高い, 名声のある((as, for ...)). ⇒FAMOUS[類語]
be renowned for one's good voice
美声で知られている
It is renowned as the birthplace of sherry wine.
シェリー酒の産地として有名だ.
In the 2007 anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the protagonist pilots of the titular mobile suits are called Gundam meisters.
Song written by the German music group Rammstein.




沒有留言: