Schlock

I couldn’t help noticing, as I typed my last entry, that the word “schlock” wasn’t picked up by the Firefox spell checker. I was surprised as I’d always thought this was a nonsense word – but as is often the case, I was totally wrong.

Here’s what Webster has to say:

Main Entry:
schlock Listen to the pronunciation of schlock
Pronunciation:
ˈshläk
Variant(s):
or schlocky Listen to the pronunciation of schlocky ˈshlä-kē also shlock or shlocky
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
perhaps from Yiddish shlak evil, nuisance, literally, blow
Date:
1916

: of low quality or value
— schlock noun

Well how about that. I think I’ll integrate the term more heavily into my everyday banter 🙂

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