Los Angeles or El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula
Hello my dear students! Even though I am from Russia, I live in Los Angeles California.. which is really cool, because each year 25 million people come to Los Angeles for vacation! That’s three times the population of New York City coming each and every year! But why do all these people ...Continue Reading...
Do you give a damn?
-Rhett, Rhett! Rhett! If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do? Who will pay my rent? My car payment is due like this week, oh, and you promised me a new pair of Louboutin’s…. -Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. -Wait a minute.. a dam is an Indian coin, who […]Continue Reading...
Hello my dear students! Many of you know how much I love oysters….I post photos of oysters almost once a week on my Facebook and I made a video recently as well. Video description: Overview of how to open or shuck a live oyster. Ingredients: Fresh oysters Instructions: Take a thick ...Continue Reading...
For The Win or FTW…Where did it come from?
If you spend any time on the net, you are sure to come upon this word… FTW.. or rather the abbreviation FTW But I actually had no idea what it meant until I researched it. And I found, as you all probably already know, that it stands for “For The Win”. You say it as […]Continue Reading...
Adidas collaborating with a queen of Performance art, Marina Abramovic
Some of you have likely seen and/or heard about Adidas collaborating with a queen of Performance art, Marina Abramovic, for a new Adidas commercial released to honor the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. See below: Abramovic originally produced the short performance art black and white film that ...Continue Reading...
What is jaywalking ?
Did you know that jaywalking is illegal in Los Angeles? Well I was crossing the street the other day and got a ticket. And not a cheap one either. I tried to pay the cop directly but I guess you don’t do it in America. Anyway when I was paying my jaywalking ticket and fuming […]Continue Reading...
Who is Hotforwords?
Most of you know me here as Hotforwords, a well-endowed girl educating her web-based audience about philology. I have been described in the press as being “a smart cookie, bright, funny, charismatic, almost intoxicating with her Russian accent and large blue sparkling eyes.” Though I make no ...Continue Reading...
Who is Casanova?
A Casanova is a womanizer. But just who was Casanova anyway to get such reputation? In 1725 in Venice, Italy was born Giovanni Giacomo Casanova, the son of an actor. He was expelled from the seminary of Saint Cyprian for immoral behavior. And he went on to become a writer, a soldier for the ...Continue Reading...
Who is Sisyphus ?
Sisyphus was a King of Corinth, whose name actually means “crafty” in Greek. And because of his crafty deceptions, his punishment in Hades was to roll a heavy stone up a hill, but whenever he reached to the top, the stone would roll right back down again. So Sisyphean task is one of those ...Continue Reading...
The Word of the Day is ESSENCE
Hello MY DEAR STUDENTS! It has been awhile since we last talked. Probably over two years or so. Sorry I have been so quiet during this period and neglecting my students, followers and others (20,000 ) who shared in my etymological world. It wasn’t my intent to take a sabbatical and please know ...Continue Reading...
- Los Angeles or El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula
- Do you give a damn?
- OYSTER EATER
- For The Win or FTW…Where did it come from?
- Adidas collaborating with a queen of Performance art, Marina Abramovic
- What is jaywalking ?
- Who is Hotforwords?
- Who is Casanova?
- Who is Sisyphus ?
- The Word of the Day is ESSENCE