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schtick

and shtik (ʃtɪk)
n. a routine or act that is the trademark of an entertainer, especially in vaudeville. (Yiddish.) His schtick was a trained dog and cat act.
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We don't have much of a schtick, so I want people to see Akimbo and think 'I could do that,' or inspire younger kids that they don't have to be in an insane math rock or in a dynamic indie rock band, that they can just rock.
The word's delicious sound lends itself to puns, as in "Carrot and Schtick," the title of two separate articles.
Sandler plies his usual schtick as the beleaguered man-child caught in the eye of a storm of outrageous misfortune but his antics fail to raise a smile, unlike Walken, who is the one member of the cast having a ball.
The leading man's overpowering comic schtick (wild gesticulations, funny voices et al) cannot disguise the fatal flaws in Geoff Rodkey's screenplay, which limps painfully from one whimper to the next, punctuated by syrupy scenes of family bonding.
The younger contestants were delighted (ITV please note) but Dickenson had the hump, realising his "cheap-as-chips" schtick would be upstaged by a proper turn.
At the roast, Gilbert Gottfried, a squinting tummler with a shrieking ferret schtick, was scorching old Hugh.
But within a half-hour, as dancing dragged down into schtick and daring fizzled into half-hearted entanglements, the excitement leaked off.
The band's name (and schtick, as it were) is an homage to Kembra's love of classic Universal Studios horror archetypes like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and The Mummy.
Things improved when Spooner ditched his outerwear, although he seems to have put on some weight--maybe the overabundantly heavy-metal rocker of yore schtick is calculated?
But Tony Beringer, Clear Channel's new local vice president and northwest Arkansas market manager, said that's just radio schtick.
Her schtick is her point of view," says GLAAD communications director Steve Spurgeon.
And while shock-jock Hollywood schtick might drive their high octane action, both films also touch on profound philosophical and sociological issues--issues which just might find resonance in an English-Canadian "tradition" of borrowing from the very best of this provocative genre.
I know that many FOBs, big-name journalists, and the National Governors' Association have embraced Osborne's "reinventing government" schtick.
Despite clearly being a one-hit wonder (the admittedly awesome '212') her schtick seems to be cockily mouthing off online and generally being outspoken for the sake of it.