What’s it like being bissextile?
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Hell, In thought bisextile meant: I like sheets of different softness! I may be wrong.
funny blooper at end ..
Bring back ARNOLD…[seasons] and hot hot hot…do U know what I [mean]…so Alax and buzzword are an item :o …babies are science…. :lol: artificial LOVE….leaping for hot….Don’t Worry, Be Happy on theremin
‘Schwarzenegger’ is a pleonasm, it means literally a ‘black nigger’ (schwarz = black, negger = nigger in German). :grin:
Wow, Great Lesson!…1 year down…100+ Videos…10′s of millions of Views…HFW website…great interaction with your student base…getting more and more exposure outside of YouTube…what will the future hold? :smile:
I would like to request the word [sex] or [sexy]
after the “bisexual” slip lol :twisted: .
oh forgot to answer this year is not..
every 4 years like all answered so who is a Bissextile person?
one that was born on the extra day, it’s some one that the real date of bearth comes only every 4 years.
No thist year is not Bissextile, you would have to be able to devide the year by 4, and get an even number, some of the Bissextile years are 2000, 2004, 2008, and the next Bissextile year is 2012. ;)
Thankyou and Have a Grate day. ;)
P.s. I coud not edit me post so I just re-posted. ;)
No thist year is not Bissextile, you would have to be able to devide the year by 4, and get an even number, some of the Bissextile years are,
im sorry but i didnt get it even by reading those comments :p you should give some examples :grin:
Things started to go out of alignment lol. She’s so cute, and whats with the random animals? mmmm I’d like to see some bissextile action between Marina and hotforprofits!
As many of the comments indicate some continued confusion about the meaning of “bissextile”, I thought I’d clear things up a bit. According to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, bissextile means “containing or noting the extra day of leap year.” So, someone who is bissextile is one who observes the extra day in the leap year.
If I’m wrong, please correct me.
You’re hilarious, Marina! It’s impossible for YOU to be bissextile, but you’re funny nonetheless – hey!! nonetheless! Who came up with that word and how does that mean what that means? none + the + less – hmmm…. we should investigate!!! Is it also an idiom?
What does the suffix -ide incite? I mean what does the suffix -ide add on to the end of words like homicide, insecticide, suicide, fluoride and with fluoride – is that like the killing of your teeth? Please expound.
- Shawn M. Norris
The suffix -cide indicates killing. Fluoride is from “fluor-” meaning fluorine, the element, and -ide, meaning acid. Like “oxide” is a combination of oxygen and acid. Usually -ide is attached to elements, like bromide, but there brom- probably derives from the Greek brÅmos, meaning a stinky odor.
I looked it up on dictionary.com and you’re right! Thank you for your input – so then fluouride wouldn’t have anything whatsoever to do with killing, but an element acid would it be? I’ve heard that flouride actually over time kills your teeth and gives you some kind of cancer or something of the like, but flourine doesn’t. I don’t know how that would play out scientifically, but I definately don’t want to brush my teeth that would give me cancer or anything like it. Thanks, Qermaq!
lol so like whats the problem if Marina is bisextile :neutral: .i mean about these things i cant suffer gay people but i think lesbians and bisextile girls r hot as hell.after all it is her life and she is the onli one who decides about whats best for her.as for the rest of u.if ya all realy like Marina ya just have 2 accept her the way she is becaus who knows… it might payoff.anyways.Marina.. u rock girl !!! :wink: . keep up the good work.
what an idiot
oh just shut up :evil: ur 2 stupid 2 talk 2 a guy like me :neutral:
:oops: :mrgreen: :razz: every-thing Happens…OK…When is XXXmass??? :roll: have a good DAY and spread LOVe :lol:
Ok, so I am confused, was Marina born on February 29th, that’s why she’s “bisextile”? If so then that means she’s 28, not 27 as it says on her YouTube page? Or, is she not actually bisextile herself and was doing a “what am I” game with leap years?
I mean, I understand what “bisextile” means, but how is Marina bisextile?
As a confirmed bissextile, do you also enjoy metemptosis and proemptosis?
Hola, there is one phrase that I have always heard, as well as everyone else I am sure, but there is only one individual that has ever given me a different perspective on it.
The Phrase is “Spitten’ Image, or Spit ‘n’ Image.” Meaning: Someone that looks like or resembles someone else.
I was told that this phrase is actually “Spirit and Image.” Meaning the same but more reasonable. To resemble someone else’s Spirit and Image.
Larry Horn, Professor of Linguistics at Yale, suggests that “Spirit and Image” is wrong and “Spitten Image” is more accurate. Where an individual would come from the “spit” of another person either by salivation or ejaculation with reference to DNA.
Can HotForWords investigate?
Hi Marina!! Your videos are great, if all teachers were as hot and cute as you no one would drop school, I have a word request for you, this is a word used a lot lately on the web, music and in video games, it is “Vixen”. I really want to know it’s meaning and origin, and know if it’s right to call you a “CyberVixen”
Thanks for reading.
Neatorama ran an interesting article about the etymology of testify and I was wondering what if you could delve into the word’s origins.
I would like to know why feller, sawer. Can both mean The lumberjack and the use of a saw. A technique of sawing and the one that is sawing,
But the word to fell and to see have nothing in common apart that one is doing the other is looking
Please tell me.
PS you don’t mention enough that 60% of English is From French
I would like to request not a word…but merely the prefix “chrono” such as in chronological, chronograph, chronogram, chronobiology, etc….and why the name of Khronos, son of Uranus, Titian and Ruler of the “GOLDEN AGE” from Greek Mythology, came to mean time…????….
hope you make a video…
I think you should do the word yummy,
i dont know why but it’s been bothering me what it really came from these past few years
I just recently came out with a series of books on a form of divination that I have been working on for over 25 years. The new form of divination is called Diceology. I am curious as to your explanation of this word as you understand it.
You can see my site at:
I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun with this one.
Oh, love your page. Good luck with it.
Creator Of Diceology
I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun with my dinner.
creator of noodleology
haha, i was almost born a bissextile, my bday is on the 28th of feb. You should do a video about the expression ‘ to babel ‘, I don’t think it’s been done before. There was a documentary on tv about piramids and the fact that the pyramid of Babel was the biggest of all, and it was interpreded as humans trying to reach god, so he made all of them speak different languages so they wouldn’t understand each other, that’s why when you say something people dont understand they say you’re babeling :smile:
Greetings from Iceland
I have a good word for you…
See prospero811′s and my posts at the bottom of the Sirens page.
err … and buzzword’s and my posts. six horns. haha. :D
Wrestling vs judo
I am uncertain if you have viddied it or not, however I submitted a video response to one of your lessons a little while back. I am intensely curious as to the meaning/origins of “tintinnabulation”. If you could see fit to cover that in a future lesson, the gratitude will flow boundlessly.
I find etymology interesting as well.. I listened to your podcast regarding 11 and 12 but wonder why the trend didn’t continue with 13/14… etc. Or, why they didn’t call them one-teen, two-teen to keep a pattern?
This is for the general audience: Semantics is the study of the meaning of words. Words have literal “dictionary” meanings but also may have connotations. A good example would be “hot” and “cool”
Can a person, say Marina, be both hot and cool. Well literally it’s a contradiction, but in American parlance one can be both attractive and sophisticated. These are implied meanings of hot and cool.
With regard to the vitriolic comments of alx, as well as buzzword, I say…get a life… you misbegotten adolescents.
Thoughts to ponder:
There is neither apple, nor pine in a pineapple.
There is neither bread, nor fruit in a breadfruit.
There is neither worm, nor wood in wormwood.
Quicksand isn’t quick.
Sweetbread isn’t sweet (or bread).
Strawberries are not made of straw.
Buttermilk has no butter.
Grapefruit has no grape.
Eggplant has no egg.
There is no ham in hamburger (and ham on a bun has no name).
Panda bears and Koala bears are not bears.
Glowworms are fireflies, but they are neither worms nor flies.
Guinea pigs are neither pigs, nor from Guinea.
Titmice are birds and have no tits.
Groundhogs are not hogs.
Horned toads are not toads.
One tooth, two teeth.
One booth, two beeth?
One mouse, two mice.
One house, two hice?
One goose, two geese?
One moose, two meese?
If adults commit adultery, do infants commit infantry?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
If olive oil comes from olives, what do they make baby oil from?
Hi, Marina, my “Slavic sister”… :grin:
I’m from Croatia and I am also a philologist. Recently majored in English and Czech language and literature. I love etymology (too bad we didn’t do much of it in college) and my thesis was about etymology and comparison of football (soccer) terms in Czech and Croatian.
Keep up the great work, I guess I belong to the minority that watches your videos because they are interested in etymology. Sure, the fact that you are pleasing to the eye is a nice bonus. :mrgreen:
Oh yeah, my youtube username is hbanffzg so if you want you can check out my band’s videos (tambura music, instrument similar to the Russian balalaika or domra).
I am a new viewer and just love what you are doing, great job. I do have a word that I would like to submitt. “Contrarian”
Buzzword: You make my point “res ipsa loquitur.” If Latin exceeds your capacity: try this in German:”Affenschwanz, Lech mir am Au’l, du Schwueler!”
if you want to insult someone in a foreign language, you better be able to do it correctly. otherwise it’s pretty fucking stupid ridiculous.
I admit the superiority of Latin and German exceeds my inferior capacity. By capacity I assume you mean intellect. Perhaps this is a result of my inferior breeding. I do admit to many limitations that may in your scale of human value place me far below you. I humbly request that you provide to me the content of your post that I am unable to read. I am sure that those of superior rank such as yourself have valued the additional insight provided in the Latin and German phrases. Since the post is directed toward me, would you please afford me the access to your meaning? Your attempt to use language to exert intellectual authority over me and convey to others in this public discourse your own linguistic and intellectual dominance is apparent. Perhaps it was my brute instincts that brought to this understanding. Your attempt to use language as leverage in a social exchange is actually common and I assure you easily within my grasp. Indeed my use of vulgarities can be understood in the same manner, serving similar purposes. However, I am sure indeed that the audience is very impressed with your brilliance and have recognized your point most clearly. I hope this same audience may take pity upon my ignorance and vulgarity as you have. My inferior words have been reduced to ashes under your scrutiny. Your indulgence is further required as I am limited in capacity and left with only the most basic human rights regarding self expression. Such freedoms I am sure your are aware of. In sad anticipation that you choose not to correspond further I wish you this farewell, Shalom. It is Hebrew and means peace among other things.
Dear Hot For Words,
I can’t find the origin for the word “slang” so maybe you can help me out.
Thank you Hot For Words :grin:
This is my first inquiry and I don’t mean to overindulge.
What is the difference in meaning between “VINTAGE” (exclude wine) and “ANTIQUE”?
if you got old crap to sell, call it “antique” and double the price.
Damn! Why didn’t I think of that?! Could it because I know there are people who have no intellectual depth and deductive abilities?
Seriously: I do need productive input. I am not a ‘seller’ by any means; I collect. The problem arises when sellers try to scam others ( and hopefully not me!) by tossing around those terms helter-skelter. By getting a consensus of reliable thought, I can help my self, and moreover, my friends are come to ask now and then about ‘items.’
Esteemed teacher and favorite philologist,
What is the difference between a philologist and an etymologist? I’ll only ask this once, as bugging you with another request would be better suited to an entomologist, no? :lol:
Dobry Denh Marina:
I agree with the response to mind your “p’s” and “q’s”: that it was a custom in old English puds (Taverns) to use a chalboard at the bar to tally the drinks a customer consumed. Beer (bitters) and ale were served by the pint or quart. Essentially you “ran up a tab” by having the bartender or barmaid write down your name and then put a “p” or a “q” for each beverage you drank. If you got too inebriated a disreputable barkeep might add a few extra “p’s’ or “q’s” to increase his profits. Hence the expression imp;lies be aware of your consumption and don’t drink until your oblivious.
I propose two word for you to explore for the silly children who are always dropping the F-Bomb. The first word is SCATOLOGY.
The second word is PUERILE. There are too many puerile attempts to lure you into the semantic meaning of scatological terms.
I fucking hate semantics.
I suppose that would make you anti-semantic.
alx, I’m shocked. Hate is such a strong word. I am sure there are prettier words that you could have chosen to convey your not happy attitude.
I fucking loathe semantics.
for the silly children who are always dropping the F-bomb.
whoa, dude, wait. tom waits is one of my favorites and this is one motherfucking great song. goddammit.
Love it alx and buzzword! Also thanks for the conversation where you two talked me into coming out with my bissextile admission!
I feel much relieved :mrgreen:
:lol: I feel much relieved :mrgreen: :lol: MONKEY
1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 ****
Marina was born Year of the Monkey
How to write the sign :
Monkeys are always alert and can feel surroundings even as they are thoroughly engaged in conversation. Monkeys are sociable and have an active outside life. Monkeys sympathize with people and they in turn trust you with their secrets. Monkeys can forgive, but never forget and can be revengeful if somebody wrongs them several times. They wait their turn for the perfect opportunity and nothing can stop them from achieving a goal. They have a lively love life. Monkeys are good at making people comfortable and even the most shy individuals open up to them. Having a very attractive openness, and as a partner they are reliable, adaptable and cheerful. Inherently brainy, monkeys very rarely fail in their mission. They are good at assessing risk and financial problems. Monkeys are intellectual and their memory is incredible. They don’t care what opinions others may have of them. They know they are lucky, and they also know they have the power to change things when convenience calls. Monkeys are virtually unsinkable! If people try to trick monkeys, they will probably catch them. They never make a move without a plan. They are great strategists. They can spot an opportunity in any form. They never miss a trick! They improve and try to do things better, and often amaze even themselves. They are the ultimate diplomats and slip in and out of difficulties with ease. Monkeys are always out in front! Dragons and rats will match up with the monkey. Famous people like Will Smith, Julius Caesar, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor , de Vinci, Harry S. Truman, and Jennifer Anniston are signed under the monkey. :lol:
The Monkey (çŒ´) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is associated with the earthly branch symbol ç”³.
actually, buzzword, it reminded me of another great song.
if you don’t like the boss, you ain’t got no heart.
marina, anytime. ;)
What’s the “semantic meaning” of the word “semantics?”
prospero, did you reply to my reply or to the anti-f-bomber’s posting?
ah, nevermind, just scrolled down …
Hi alx – I was basically replying to the anti-f-bomber guy. I am not sure what that guy means “by semantic meaning.’ That’s not the thing that most concerns me about his post, however. What bothers me the more is, in no particular order, his poor: spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and formatting.
funny you should ask about the “semantic meaning”. I stopped short, too, when I read that. yeah, he probably means “meaning” since every word — even every free morpheme, if we want to go down one level — has a “semantic (better: lexical)” meaning, not just a grammatical meaning.
OK, waits, the boss… These guys are favorites. Generally I hate lists but what is artists are important to you, lyrically. Since this is hotforwords.
uh. I didn’t really get it. :/
I like tom waits and springsteen mainly because of the lyrics. I enjoy being introduced to new musical artists and was wondering who you may be listening to. I generally hate questions like, “what music is in your stereo?” Because often it is a value based question and I’ve met a lot of people who judge people based upon who they listen to, read, whatever. I try not to, being a cultural relativist and all. People come to appreciate what they do for whatever reasons. I just like listening to new stuff. Since hotforwords is all about words I thought asking about music based upon lyrical characteristics would be appropriate. Lyrically I like Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, Nina Simone to name a few. I thought you could throw a few my way.
waits, springsteen, tom petty, johnny cash, tori amos, joan osborne … yeah, well, that’s the singer/songwriter corner.
then there’s stuff that is “music-music” … freak kitchen, bumblefoot … industrial stuff like agonoize, cyborg attack, blutengel … iam (french hiphop) …
and some german stuff, of course.
From what you’ve mentioned I think you would really appreciate Nina Simone singing Strange Fruit .
Another supposed origin of the phrase “mind your p’s and q’s” comes from the printing trade, when type was hand assembled one letter at a time by “compositors,” who composed a page of type in preparation for printing. Because the letters were set backwards into a frame (so they would print forwards when turned upside down against the paper), p’s and q’s looked very similar and were easy to confuse. A competent, sober printer would “mind his p’s and q’s,” whereas a sloppy or hungover printer would confuse the two similar, reversed letter forms.
There are two basic God damn types of F-bombs. The first are ass kicking weapons which produce a shit load of explosive energy through fucktomic fission reactions alone. These bastards are known colloquially as obscenities, F-bombs, or vulgarities. A useless bag of monkey shit won’t fucking do. In fucktomic fission weapons, a big ass mass of fissile fuck material (enriched radioactive shit or ass burning pooptonium) is assembled into a bowel blowing supercritical ass materialâ€”the shit load of material needed to start an exponentially growing fucktomic expletive chain reactionâ€”either by shooting a shovel full of sub-critical shit into another (the “son-of-a-gun” method), or by compressing a sub-critical bucket of shit material using piss and vinegar explosives to many times its original density, shit so thick you can stir it with a stick (the “eat shit and die” method). The latter mother fucking approach is considered more fucking smooth than the former, and only the latter approach can be used if ass burning pooptonium is the fucking fissile material used to fuck off. Scatology is a pretty word but it still smells like fucking shit to me. Punk as fuck.
What is the “semantic meaning” of a word? Is that different than the “meaning” of the word?
Semantic meaning would be a tautology, i would’ve thought.
Tautology is redundant word use.
The adjective “Semantic” is superfluous when preceding the word “meaning” above.
Marina, i’d love if you did the etymology of the word “Tautology”. :smile:
in this case you’re right since, as mentioned above, every “word” has a semantic (lexical) meaning.
but there are elements that don’t carry a semantic meaning but just a grammatical one. consider bound morphemes (i.e. suffixes, prefixes, infixes, circumfixes, and so forth). they do have a meaning. e.g. the suffix -s, which pluralizes nouns. thus, its grammatical meaning is [+plural]. since it doesn’t refer to anything in the outside world it does not have a lexical meaning.
Perhaps someone could address the “p’s and q’s” issue in a connotative sense and also by explaining its denotative reference. Add to that an analysis of any applicable truth conditions, argument structure, thematic roles, discourse analysis, and the link all of these in terms of the syntax of 84jimmy4x4′s post. That might help clear things up a bit.
hm. I’d call “semantic meaning” in the phrase in question a (semantic) pleonasm.
I’d go with one of the (imho) greatest thinkers of the 20th century:
The tautology has no truth-conditions, for it is unconditionally true; and the contradiction is on no condition true.
Tautology and contradiction are without sense.
(Like the point from which two arrows go out in opposite directions.)
(I know, e.g. nothing about the weather, when I know that it rains or does not rain.)
(Wittgenstein, TLP 4.461)
The tautology has no truth-conditions, for it is unconditionally true; and the contradiction is on no condition true.
Tautology and contradiction are without sense.
(Like the point from which two arrows go out in opposite directions.)
(I know, e.g. nothing about the weather, when I know that it rains or does not rain.)
(Wittgenstein, TLP 4.461)
so, yes, “semantic” in “the semantic meaning of a word” is redundant, but “the meaning of a word”, even “the semantic meaning of a word”, does have a sense.
Wittgenstein? Wittgenstein? He was a beery swine – just as shloshed as Schlegel!
In the immortal words of the Monty Python troupe:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’
‘Bout the raising of the wrist.
SOCRATES, HIMSELF, WAS PERMANENTLY PISSED…
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away;
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed!
please, don’t blaspheme. :(
HotForWords why won`t you upload anymore videos???
My account is broken on YouTube.. so hopefully they fix it on Monday.
Ok thankyou!!! You are the #1 teacher on youtube!!! :smile:
Damn. That always suck when an artist is limited by technology. Let’s hope that Marina’s account troubles only appear bissectily so that we can start getting new lessons. In the meantime, there are still plenty of old lessons to learn in the word list, at least for me, that is. I’ll just use this as an opportunity to catch up after partying late night over the weekend. I’ve had my hands full, and have fallen a little behind on my own regime. I’ll try to make this negative into a positive by learning another older lesson today, as they are just as cool as the old lessons.
Best regards to your artistic outlet on youtube being plugged in and working in the near future, Marina. How dare they let their insipid technology interfere with your educational mission to spread philology to the masses! :evil: I thought the whole point of youtube was to be a showcase for video artists like you… WTF? :?: :!:
*****If I’m not mistaken, the origin of the word “cranky” is pretty interesting. “Why are YOU so Cranky this morning?!”
Check it out! :razz:
thanks marina, I spat my coffee everywhere b/c of that blooper :shock:
that was a zinger
arnold is cute, but i like monkeys.
and monks are neat too.
Marina, I like Arnold, and I’m sure the real Arnold won’t mind since he has a fantastic sense of humor. I hope as you narrow down the candidates of AT’s that you manage to pick one as cute and as “eye candy appealling” as yourself. I notice in quite a few of your videos that you like to have your hair in “pig tails”…..I’ve always wondered how hair styles get their rather unique names, so can you give us some history in how they came to be called that…..??? Thanks. PS…how does one make a living looking up the history of words and phrases, or do you have a different real job??
my first guess:
because a pigtail looks like a pig’s tail? like a ponytail look like a pony’s tail?
errr … “looks”.
For Christ’s sake, how much of Christianity is Pagan?
Well…how in the hell did this reply end up here? I’ve got to stop multitasking.
I don’t get it.
you weren’t supposed to get it, the easter bunny should have.
All of it…3333333333…you see, you need a guild— not a book…live like a human and you tell me what is a pagan????….the spirit gave you a guide
hope you got soul and train yourself where you urinate
:-) a short film about the benefits of urine therapy, featuring raw food goddesses :-) good nite
I am recording your request today.. and yes this is my career :-) I’ll upload it perhaps next week.. so keep an eye out.
Hi Marina! Big fan of yours! I am a Language Arts teacher from El Paso, Texas. I teach 8th grade students in an “Alternative” setting. These are kids with discipline problems. I use your lessons in class and they love it. One word I would love for you to do a lesson with would be “gringo”. Where does it come from? Most of my students are of Mexican descent, El Paso being a border town. Thanks for making it fun and hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you for being a teacher. Especially in the “Alternative” settings. I taught children for a while in Columbus, Oh. Frequently the Somali and Hispanic immigrant populations, some Ethiopian, Sudan and Cambodian. Many of the kids were adapted to very harsh often violent environments. The hardest part was dealing the social and emotional adaptations and helping them develop new ones. I really respect what you do.
So, “gringo” I also worked in Nicaragua during university and had a mango thrown at my head and called gringo. My first thought was, “What a great cultural experience, I being a symbol of American political oppression…” A sure sign of that I was becoming academically institutionalized. Anyway, gringo, someone told me it meant, “green go” as in a call to American military in Latin America to leave. This is not correct. “Gringo” is based on the Spanish word, “griego” meaning greek or somebody who speaks a foreign language. The meaning of the word changes depending on the country. In Mexico it usually refers to us in the U.S. In Nicaragua it is often used to describe someone blonde and light skinned not just someone from the U.S.
For you specifically I would really recommend reading AmÃ©rico Paredes’ Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border. . It is a great work and enjoyable read. Here’s a link, you should read everything by him.
Regarding linguistics and bilingualism, I am familiar with Einar Haugen a U.S. linguist who did a lot of work with bilingualism in the U.S. I really liked his theories regarding bilingualism. He grew up as an Norwegian immigrant himself and his academic work benefits greatly from his personal experiences. Here is another link.
We should think of them as crossroads rather than border towns.
And here I thought I could write a long comment! LOL
Then again, maybe you are just buzzed off of words like I am, dude. At least you aren’t one of those boobs who requests the origin of the word ‘boobs’ because they happen to have a great pair in front of them. We have a few things in common, not just the size of our comments, tho I still think I got the biggest comments of all… :shock:
Hey Buzz! I checked Paredes’ website. Very intereseting stuff there. I might even use some of that stuff in the classroom. Thanks for bringing that up to me.
I just noticed your mention of Dr. Paredes. I went to U.T. with his son. Great friend, shared apartments, graduated and taught in the same district. Really respected Dr. Paredes.
wow, cool! his father’s work was/is very influential to me. nice to know about his son. and you’ve taught… that’s cool. education is challenging, what subject and grades did you teach?
I was a band director. Taught sixth-graders through high-schoolers. Quite a bit of private lessons, too.
oh, i’m sorry. you must be deaf by now, I WILL TRY TO TYPE LOUDER.
Whaaat? I can’t hear anything.
Buzzword, I complete your information:
In many countries of South America , “gringo” is the surname for italians or people whose parents are from there.Nowadays that surname became popular and is the surname for foreign people and their family who have black or brown hair.This surname isn’t an insult and many people like having it.In addition, I specified with black or brown hair because we can see that blondies with a skin white are called “russian” “polish” ” “Ukrainian” but the most popular is the first.
I hope this information help and solve your doubt
sorry, gringo isn’t their surname, is their nick-name
Hot For Words, I have a question.
I am a pilot. Sometimes equipment on the plane does not function correctly one moment and the next it seems to be fine. This is the work of Gremlins. The movie “The Twilight Zone” took the Gremlins to a new level, but I don’t think they got it right. Hot For Words, can you please tell me who these Gremlins are and why they mess with airplanes?
What’s up Doc?
> Sometimes equipment on the plane does
> not function correctly
uh … heard ya … sure did …
what a comforting information since I’m planning to go to miami on vacation …
If your paranoid don’t visit this miami link.
“[...] Biscayne. Which, in 1993, may have been a good way to score some crack and a blowjob
His wife survived and, in getting with the American Spirit, sued a lot of people and got a lot of money.”
I’ll take my chances. hehe. :D
And don’t watch this one either, alx :evil:
Lufthansa now stands for “Let Us Fly To Hamburg And Notify Safety Authority”
thank god we’re not gonna fly with lh. don’t look up any delta or iberia crashes. :/
btw, it was the co-pilot who was trying to land the plane.
Hi Marina, I just recently fell upon your show in the iTunes store when I was doing a search for German language lessons. Anyway, I really like it and since I started watching I’ve been thinking of words and phrases I’d like to know more about. There is one phrase that came to mind, “Salty Dog,” where does this phrase come from and what relation does it have to what it’s used for? Thanks and keep up the great work!
Hi Marina! I thought it’d be fun if you tried this word. It’s not english but I’d love to see try and spell it right or explain what it means step by step. :D The word is “megszentsÃ©gtelenÃthetetlensÃ©geskedÃ©seitekÃ©rt” . I think if you google it you’ll find it but I’m not sure. If you do this one youll have a fan for life (even though I already am)
There seem to be quite a number of phrases that have animal references. The one I am curious about is “Dog Days”. Where did it come from and what is its connection to Summer?
I would like to know something about lineage a word ‘peninsula’. In my opinion It’s very weird word for english language.
Greetings from Poland,
ps. Your lessons are very interesting, but IMHO too much your breasts! Yeah.. I understand, your apperance must be interesting also for ganders. They also should know something about english.
As you probably know, it’s curently Lent, which ends on Easter Sunday. Traditionally, (and for a reason unknown to me) we celebrate a giant rabbit that hides eggs and goodies for little children. I was wondering if you could find the origin of the Easter Bunny in honor of the upcoming holiday. Also, could you find the link that ties this massive egg hiding rabbit to the resurection of Jesus Christ? I’m really curious to find out where we go this odd tradition.
Your newly devoted fan,
you should watch this video, your question has already been answered in another (not Marina) video: http://www.southparka.com/watch/158/Fantastic_Easter_Special
i would much rather hear Marina give us a serious lesson on the topic. South Park only did so much with the topic. and peter was not a rabbit……..
Oh for Christ’s sake! How much of Christianity is Pagan?
.All of it…3333333333…you see, you need a guildâ€” not a book…live like a human and you tell me what is a pagan????….the spirit gave you a guide
hope you got soul and train yourself where you urinate
a short film about the benefits of urine therapy, featuring raw food goddesses good nite
I was wondering if you could help me figure out where the word skedaddle came from. :wink:
Please and thank you,
When I was in high school my English teacher told me that “house” and “mansion” used to mean the same thing but that because “house” was an English word and “mansion” was a French word, “mansion” came to have a more luxurious connotation whereas “house” became more plain. Is this true? If it is, why is this so and is it true with other English vs. French words?
hello, marina. i am å¶çˆ±å¶å®¶.
i test your problem, [postname] work very well, here i leave a comment, do you reply me with a mail? i check it, thanks!
My first Linguistics class was taught by a visiting Chinese professor. The linguistic differences were significant. Which was really appropriate and ultimately improved our skills. It was his first time teaching in the U.S. and he did not anticipate our accents. Ohio has an appalachian population with a distinct accent and he was teaching at a appalachian branch campus. The problem always surfaced when grading our papers, especially phonetic transcription. the first test he gave we were asked to transcribe catch. The entire class (except me) transcribed it as kÎµÄ. The next day he asked people in the class to pronounce the word, and began to smile knowingly. The class he taught at the main campus transcribed it as kÃ¦Ä. So he always had to prepare for teaching the class to an english speaking population with two distinct accents. Which the linguistic geek really enjoyed. He told me it reminded him of the many linguistic variations in China.
But have you ever heard the phrase, “yellow house” which I assume means retarded, stupid, idiot? If you have where does the term, “yellow house” come from?
hitman, this comment was meant for you. I’m typing this while riding the short bus.
“It is probably not insignificant that both the mimosas and Margarita are only named in Book Two. Margarita’s flowers are a symbol of misery; yellow is the colour of the madhouse – state buildings were painted dark yellow – and “yellow house” means “madhouse”. But yellow is also the color of betrayal – one should never give yellow flowers to a lover in Russia.”
So, 1:33 am on a Sunday and I’m reading Ham on Rye, looking up The Master and Margarita. Thanks
it obvious that you should never give yellow flowers, the color of Russia is RED….
yeah, well, but the national flag of russia is a Ð¢Ñ€Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð»Ð¾Ñ€ — white, blue, and red. so, what about white and blue flowers?
however, the flag seems to have an interesting history
and, the flag of the ussr was red with yellow (symbols).
Actually I just looked and Russia is green and brown in places.
By the way alx, how are creating your links so that they appear as words?
hm, okay. edit:
<a href="http://www.hotforwords.com">text that you want to appear as a link to hotforwords</a>
text that you want to appear as a link to hotforwords
so, just copy and paste and replace “http….” by the url of the website and “text….” by well … whatever …
Thanks, that’ll save some space.
please delete the posting that I screwed up (12:14 pm). probably kinda confusing. thanks.
Yes, our flag has three colors (white, blue and red in that order from the top to the bottom), But red was the predominant color of the U.S.S.R. flag and its refers to the blood of the working class in its struggle against capitalism, I am not saying that I am a Bolsheviks (Ð‘Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÑˆÐµÐ²Ð¸ÌÐº) but capitalism bring more problems than solutions, and that why i said Russia was Red because a lot of time we fought against a system we couldn’t avoid.
I addition our Coat of arms is red and yellow and just a little of white and blue.Its is very old because it is based on the coat of arms of the Russian empire.
href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Russia”>coats of arms of Russia
By the way , for me its funny that the flag of U.S.S.R. and the logotype of MacDonals have the same colors, interesting, huh?
Ignore the link above, use it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Russia
Capitalism and Socialism have weaknesses, and they will always be exploited. “It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible” David Brin. Unfortunately we U.S. citizens often ignore our historical foundations, “There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger public liberty.” John Adams 1735-1826 2nd president of the U.S. Most of our (u.s.) most influential historical figures would be considered threats now.
lets try that again, Bush
Historical figures are considered threats now because many of them were revolutionaries and they changed (drastically) the political/economic/social situation of those days.If they are taken as examples, they are a risk for actual “order” and any politician wants a revolution in which his power is “disturbed”.
Your videos are great.
But i’m not so sure i’m liking the all new raunchy Marina. :smile:
Where’s the adorable, sweet, girl-next-door Marina we all know and love.
IMHO, you’re sexier when you’re just being yourself.
Anyway i’ll always love you no matter what i suppose.
Could you please do the words “Laconic”, “Facetious” and “Spurious” sometime.
Kinda boring i suppose but i’ve always wondered about their etymology.
Thanks Sweetie. :smile:
There are two common words I’ve always wondered about. Marina, where did “upset” come from? It seems like an obvious combination, but that would make no sense.
Hey, you’ve told us about gossip, but how did “magazine” come about?
could you please tell me the meaning of the word “disability” and where it came from,. Pretty please with super on top, thanks
Shawn aka “wheelz”
:mrgreen: I got a good word for you my wife and i watch your a lot an wanted a word so we found one for you. PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS hope you enjoy. :smile:
I’m also curious about the term constellations.
Obviously the root of Stella refers to stars. That’s easy.
But in looking into the beginning of astronomy, even before the Greeks and Romans, the stars were not grouped together to form animals, gods, or any other zodiological sign that we now have from those ancient civilizations. Each star was it’s own entity.
At sme point they began grouping them together to form the characters and they took on the term constellations. But why not just ‘Stellations’ meaning of the stars? Doesn’t the prefix ‘Con’ mean against or not?
If so, wouldn’t Constellations mean ‘Not of the stars?’
What am I missing here? How did this term come to describe the fictional grouping of stars into figures?
With all the sporting events lately, and ‘March Madness’ coming up, I have been trying to find out how ‘Mascots’ gained their place in sports.
I have found that the word mascot is defined as a person, an animal, or an object believed to bring good luck, which explains why sports teams use them.
I also found that mascot is derived from a French word ‘mascotte’, which in turn comes from the word ‘masco’ which means witch.
But I cannot find the connection. How did a word meaning witch come to be defined as a good luck charm, and adopted by sports teams, and even some other types of organizations around the world? Weren’t witches considered bad luck?
Thanks for your insight and wisdom!!
5 stars all the way,keep it up your doing great :lol:
Congrats Marina , I like the idea of putting some phrase of proverb undr the recent comment….. you are making us smarter and smater
Greetings from the northern and cold land
To convert any particular date you can try :arrow: http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/calendar/
What about the word “discipline”?
Why does it means such different things, as “a discipline of science” or “to be disciplined by your teacher” or “to have discipline and finish your work”?
I’d love to see a video on this. :grin:
Ooo, and something else I noticed. Was that calendar at the end of your video a hint to something coming soon? I hope so! :wink:
:wink: I’m a melancholy guy but you make me happy. I dance. Please tell me the origin of the word FRUG. PS: I also hope to be your teaching assistant. If I get the position, I will beL :lol:
OK.. how many levels should I allow the replies to go.. right now I am at 3.. is 3 too much?
I put it back to 1 level thread.. let me know if I should go back to another level…
since some replies are not really that short, I’d go with two unless you broaden the comments column. (moving the “google ads” column below the “recent comments” one?)
also, can you include a “target=”_blank” ” in the tag so that linked sites appear in a new window / tab? would be nice too if you let people know which tags are allowed.
The ability to reply to a reply is a nice option.
Which Plugin are you using if I might ask?
The two comment plugins I’ve listed below seem pretty nifty, but I have no personal experience with them. One allows users to edit or delete their own posts, which comes in handy for those of us who tend to make typos or write silly posts after too much wine; and the other seems like it has a great deal of flexibility.
I am using wordpress-thread-comment which is bad ass.. as it’s the ONLY one that actually emails the person you are replying to.. much like YouTube. All the other ajax ones.. etc.. are great but don’t alert the poster that he specifically has a response. The subscribe to comments one is no good as it emails you whenever anyone comments.
This one is great.. but it’s written by a Chinese guy.. so the instructions are a bit hard to follow :-)
Wo ah! “Bad Ass!” Surprisingly non-russian vernacular. I should have known you always do your homework.
How many more ways can you impress us? Open the garage and pull out the Harley Davidson, thunder down the road and lets see some biker garb in one of your lessons! :cool:
Comes from hanging around too many Americans trgoblin :roll:
I like the expression on you – makes you seem a little less geeky and a bit tougher in a very cool way. BAM – my new favorite Acronym.
As for Americans… I recall you’re one of us now – and we’re glad to have you!
Good ideas Alex :roll:
delete my previous three postings, please. here it is again.
also, can you include a “target=”_blank” ” in the <a> tag so that linked sites appear in a new window / tab? don’t know if that’s possible in wordpress. should be.
would be nice too if you let people know which tags are allowed.
OK.. I added a plugin that opens all links in a new window.
Try it out :lol:
yes, it works. thank you. :)
Does it have an option to allow opening and closing of threads? I.e. someone posts a new topic, and then underneath that, people respond, but only the headline of a response shows. If you want to read it, you click on it and then it opens. Then responses to that response show up as headings beneath that, and so on.
That way the user controls the length of the page, and which threads he or she travels down.
just so I know I understand it correctly … you mean like threaded or flat, like you can change the view in some forums? hm. this ain’t a forum, though.
and it wouldn’t be half as fun. ;)
No Eric.. cannot do that.. these are all plugins that I use.. and some of them allow that, but then they don’t email you when there is a response.. so I opted for this one as it’s the only one that emails you and let’s you know that someone responded to you.
Plus.. I figure that since I am releasing new videos every other day, then the comment lengths shouldn’t get too long as the conversations will then shift to the new videos!
Plus I like seeing these long conversations.. they’re pretty funny :razz:
Well, since the discussion here was about how many “levels” to allow, it seems logical to simply allow some threading. It might make it more efficient. Although it also would likely encourage more posting and discussion, which would inevitably result in arguments and then “flame wars.”
I think it’s just as well to leave it like it is, but provide a different location for general posts (not related to the particular word/video at the top), and a separate link for submitting word requests.
What would be cool with word requests, incidentally, would be a function where on the home page there’d be a link to click that says “Request a Word.” When that’s clicked, it takes the user to a page that shows all the words already requested and allows him or her to enter a word and explain why that word should be investigated by our trusty, and ever so lovely, Hot For Words. Then the requested word would be put on a “requested word list” that everyone would see on the “Request a Word” page. Then when multiple people request the same word, a count could be kept to keep track of what words more people are interested in. That would also help reduce the constant “re-requesting” of the same words over, and over….. and over….. and over…. again.
That last comment of mine was directed to “alx” – I had not seen your response yet.
I understand, and it’s fine the way it is. I was just chiming in with my suggestion. You can probably tell, I am not shy about giving my opinions! :smile:
Time for lunch out here, and I’m hungry. Any suggestions?
Is a palindrome bissextile because it goes both ways?
I think I get the point of this lesson: that leap years like to swing.
Please excuse my daring, “teacher” :oops: … but can you check out 2 of my words: “mazurka” and “xerox” :smile: ?
P.S. You look very ravishing, each time I watch these videos… Kisses and good-luck
Very good….BUT Every leap year a Girlfreind , a woman Who is with a Man…..can ask HIm to marry HER why did you not say about that….waiting 4 years can be a Long time… but worth the wait with tthe right answer.
Why is it said ” pinch, punch first day of the month? ”
Also i have started a Face book Group fans of hotforwords…hope you like…oxoxoxoxoxoxox
take it easy :wink:
Tu eres la Profesora mas sexy de Filologia. Yo me estoy convirtiendo en un FiloMarinologo.
Tu alumno No. 1
“FiloMarinologo” good comment!
:?: What’s it like to be bissextile? Hmmmmmmm, for right now I don’t know yet, I’ll get back to you on that.
I looked through the comments on the “Colonel” video
and a lot of people are asking for the same thing as I am,
What happened with the word lieutenant.
Why do british commonwealth countries (Canada, australia, etc.) pronounce it Leftenant, and America and everyone else says
teacher: you know a lot about how to make a feedback of the previous class. The comment about Arnold, muscle and Mice was really interesting. i will tell you know lots about pedagogy so you are such a hot for words’ teacher as I have never before known.
about the bissextile thing i would say the answer has been already revealed by hotforcars previously.
just check out a little of Philosophy of the era
i want to become one of your colleges dear teacher.
Why do we call a Hot Dog that if there is no Dog in it?
Why do we call a Hamburger a hamburger if it has no ham in it!
Vsjo xarasho! :lol:
hello girl you very beautiful you talk moves i me driver for race cars dtm audi rs big kiss for you :cool:
:razz: great lesson sweetheart :razz: lets have dinner so i may obtain special lessons my place or yours KISSES
no, no … the scooter song was not “Marina (I like it loud)”, it was “Maria (I like it loud)”.
Ain’t love sweet.
Great as always Marina :cool:
Marina, I can not find the T.A form. Plz help me :mrgreen:
Love the lessons.
Since this is a presidential election year, what is the origin of the term
We hear President Bush called this on an almost weekly basis.
Thank you from a grateful student.
Lame duck originally referred to something or someone that was ineffective. As in a lame duck can’t really take off as it should. One step away from a dead duck. It is applied to any president’s last term because of the decreasing effectiveness of the role. If you are within my proximity you will have heard him called much more.
All hail the chief! The leader of the free world?
buzzword, you don’t really have to worry about the link thing, marina’s editing them.
ah, now it’s possible to reply to a reply. good. :)
Yes, but as the field narrows it also lengthens. It would be best if replies were brief. Retorts within corrections within poems within declarations within replies… could get ugly.
yeah, but you can only reply to the first reply. :)
okay, the second one …
you two should have your own channel… I’d subscribe..
the bantor is quite entertaining.
no space must haiku!
circles in circles
the meaning of existence
Consider the origin of the word lesbian, as in the female dominated Greek island of ancient lesbos
Sure to gain an increase in both sexually oriented viewers as well as those truely interested in it’s foundation.
I did it in my Maxim Radio Interview.. check it out on the homepage :smile:
Thank god.. I thought…. :oops:
That was a good one, Marina, although I’m not sure if my friend whose birthday is on February 29, making him a true leap year baby, is bissextile. Can you tell me that?
I also have a request for a phrase: Scot-free
Does this have anything to do with Scots, as in Scottish people?
Thanks for all your informative and fun videos!
I have seen your “Bissextile” video and I thought that was cool, I never really wondered what else it could be called I think more about people being able to Celebrate their actual Birthday.. It’s funny like that. Anyway, I have posted this on three of your youtube videos, because I just now found the most updated video, and Want to make sure you get this… because I am REALLY wondering about it.
“I would like you to explain for me. -OUGH, This can be pronounce in many different ways Slough (slew) Cough, and Rough (ruff). If you could please explain why this has so many different sounds and yet it be spelled exactly the same?? I just wonder how -ough can make so many different sounds, even like -omb Like Comb, Bomb, and Tomb… That is another one that I want to know about”
Please if you could Do a lesson on these I would be Very Greatful, because I have Always wondered why -OMB, and -OUGH can be spelt the same and Yet sound so completely different.
Thank you Very, Very much,
Spellings and pronunciations relate to the root language of the word
hm. “rough” and “though” have the same root language(s).
“thorough” and “through” have the same indo-european root.
New to the net, love your lessons! What is the origin of the word gargantuan?
can u do a lesson on “facilitate” “fragment” “language” and “grenade”.
And please look at this message.
what about the term “copy-cat” ?
Hi Marina. I have a question.
Why do we pronounce Wednesday like wens-day?
I haven’t watched this lesson yet. I’ll check it out on YouTube next time I have a moment and leave a comment there if I feel the need.
Its the way of Americans, something like ibonics, slur all the syllables together to make a shorter less tongue tiring word.
Its the way of the world, something like language… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_change also check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnocentrism and by the way it is Ebonics. Your tongue must be a little tired.
tongue’s ok, typing fingers are all messed up
during my exchange year I had to choose between world history and american history. I took world history. struck me kinda funny that they didn’t teach us anything about the world outside the us. except, of course, that hitler thing.
No offense taken. Your observation is valid. Our ethnocentric approach to world history severely limits the ability of U.S. citizens to fully understand global issues. It is a common occurrence at U.S. universities and primary schools as well. It is embarrassing and ultimately destructive.
if you believe that (written) language has an impact upon the culture using that language …or that the world view of a culture has an impact on its (written) language:
it’s interesting that only one of the personal pronouns is capitalized: I.
evil to him who evil thinks. :D
I disagree that it is a “way” exclusive to Americans. Pronunciation often does not follow with the phonetic spelling of a word. British, Canadian, Australian English, and various dialects, all have their differences.
Oh, and the kalend of March would be the first day of March and the significance of the sixth day before the kalend of March had to do with the Roman calendar. According to tradition, the Roman ruler Numa Pompilius added January and February to the calendar. This made the Roman year 355 days long. To make the calendar correspond approximately to the solar year, Numa also ordered the addition every other year of a month called Mercedinus. Mercedinus was inserted after February 23 or 24, and the last days of February were moved to the end of Mercedinus. In years when it was inserted, Mercedinus added 22 or 23 days to the year.
Great video, and yes this year is bissextile, meaning leap year.
To answer the homework questions…
1) Is it a bissextile year? This could be a trick question. Yes it is a leapyear, but technically its not bissextile because…
2) Bi (meaning two or twice in this case) and sextile (referring to the 6th day before March or the 24th of February) is significant based on the Roman Calendar in the 16th century when the 24th Day of February was observed twice every four years. Now we don’t observe the 24th day twice, we observe a 29th day every four years instead.
It is a bissextile year, in that the meaning of the word “bissextile” has changed over the years from the roman “bis sextus” to our “leap year”
bisextility is not that uncommon; I guess people are tolerant enough to accept it. if they don’t they’ll have to work on their attitude. ha! great coming-out!
proofreading, of course … “bissextility”. damn.
I love your lessons! They’re entertaining, witty, and, above all, they’re educational. I always feel that I learn something new from them.
I have a phrase request. The phrase is “Mind your P’s and Q’s.” Where did the expression come from? Has the meaning of the expression changed over time? If so, how does the phrase’s earliest meaning compare with its current meaning?
Thanks so much for your time and consideration! I look forward to your next lessons!
it refers to a child’s difficulty to distinguish p from q when they’re learning to write.
btw, language acquisition is an interesting topic. three-week-old babies are able to differentiate between b and p. now that’s an accomplishment right there!
As a father I can tell you a three-week-old does indeed know the difference between poop and boob.
I was told (who knows if it is true) that mind your P’s and Q’s came from this:
Year and Years ago in pubs, beer was served in either Pints or Quarts. At the end of the night when the crowd was most likely to get rowdy, the bartender would worn those causing trouble to “mind their pints and quarts” and then eventually this was shortened to “mind your P’s and Q’s.”
It made sense but I don’t know if it is true.
It is to do with manners
minding your P’s and Q’s is to be midfull to say your:-
“P” Please and thank you “Q”
Hey Marina, another great video, cute rodent btw :cool:
to answer your hmk questions..
1) Yes this is a bissextile day but contrary to popular belief today is not Bissextile, it is the 24th of February that is Bissextile in a leap year.
2) The reason why the 6th day before the calender of March was chosen as the “leap day” because back in Roman Times Julius Ceasar decreed that in leap years the 6th day before the Calender of March or “Kalendae” as it was referred to back then, should be doubled. They rationalized it as such:
7th day before Kalendae of March 23 February
6th day before Kalendae of March 24 February
6th day before Kalendae of March 25 February
5th day before Kalendae of March 26 February
4th day before Kalendae of March 27 February
3rd day before Kalendae of March 28 February
The day before Kalendae of March 29 February
Kalendae of March 1 March
Why did Caesar choose to double the 6th day before Kalendae of March? It appears that the leap month Intercalaris/Mercedonius of the pre-reform calendar was not placed after February, but inside it, namely between the 7th and 6th day before Kalendae of March. It was therefore natural to have the leap day in the same position.
Any chance of an A++ :mrgreen:
So Andrew.. does that mean they repeated the day… so there were two 6th days before? IE.. did they just repeat Feb 24th?
“[...] its origins lay in the way the Romans interpolated their extra day every four years. They didn’t add it at the end of February as we do, but six days before its end, that is, after the day we would now call the 24th of February. At this point in the month, the Romans counted days backwards from the start of the next month, so this additional day was called “bis sexto”, “the second sixth (day)” which evolved into our “bissextile”. ”
Yes your right Marina, they considered both the 24th and the 25th as being the sixth days before…It wasn’t so much that they repeated the 24th but instead adding another day being the 29th…And in the present time instead of looking at both the 24th and 25th as the sixth day we just see the 24th as being our “Leap day”
I’m still a little iffy on Cesar’s reasoning behind the system he came up with but i got the just of it from researching…
Here’s a good resource if anyones interested:
Thanks Andrew! Useful information! :mrgreen:
No problem..It was actually quite interesting to find out the history of the Leap year, it never occured to me to actually look it up for myself, so Kudos on the interesting subject :wink: …
That brings an :idea: to mind…where does the word “Kudos” come from :?: :?: :?:
The Roman calender was based on three things:
One day = one rotation of the earth on its axis
One month = one rotation of the moon around the earth
One year = one rotation of the earth around the sun.
These occurrances did not divide up equally, one earth orbit = 365 1/4 earth rotations, So Caesar changed the old Roman calender, which had an extra month every few years that shortened February, to the Julian calender and the 24th of February was the beginning of the new year for the Romans, exactly one lunar cycle before the equinox. So the extra day was added at the end of the year, which, to the bassackwards counting Romans, was the 6th day before March, so the extra day was the bis sextus, or the doubled day that occurs six days before March :roll:
how cum this makes my brain hurt :?:
There! Now the new vid is working.. :smile:
So it was You and Your “bissextile” ways that messed-up the date on My digital watch Marina! It says “3-01″!! Since it is Your fault are You going to come fix it?!
OK… I’ll be right over tryant!
Hot damn!! I better re-set this watch back to the wrong date quick! :lol:
TY much for the replies Marina! I *do* feel good!
Could you please give a lesson about the origin of the term “to pull a boner?”
Thank you for the wonderful, and instructional, videos.
u freakin pervert u kno wat that means! its to get an erection
Hey lame brain, to get an erection is to get a boner, to pull a boner is to make a mistake. Grow up and go back to school.
U R A *…or, you became a star of todays new lesson…you rock Steve!!! :smile: Say a prayer for HotForWords and it will be answered :wink:
they teach you what “get / pull a boner” means at school over there? oO
hm. not where I went to school …
This isn’t much different than when I was communicating with the world using graffiti on the walls of public restrooms at university. Except there is a word check and it doesn’t smell like piss. I guess this is an improvement.
:oops: I don’t want to know
The way I remember it, to “pull a boner” does NOT mean to get an erection – that would be to “get a boner”. To pull a boner means to screw something up or make a rather big mistake. Exactly WHY to pull a boner means this I have no idea…perhaps our wonderful teacher could enlighten us…
i didnt know…
Not everything is a phallic symbol. It refers to a bonehead, an idiot. This term predates the boner as erection meaning. Bonehead is someone who is thick headed or dense. Pulling a boner means doing something dumb. Interestingly enough most mammals have penis bones. Except humans and some others. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum or if your interested http://search.ebay.com/penis-bone
daaaaaang…. u guys sure can get pissed for something that i made a mistake in. I realized wat nakikita said later but i already submited the comment. jeez u guys are ridiculous
no. we’re the cool guys. the ones in the back. you’re up front with prospero.
Huh? Can’t view the new vid..Says “no longer available”.
Marina,have You thought of doing email forward lessons? Would be another way to educate Your Dear students and You could call it “hotforwArds”..Not only that but the way forwards get around You would gain exposure exponentially..
how about now tryant? YouTube has a bug and it does that when I first upload.. a real pain in the butt :evil:
I watched it a couple of hours ago, I am suscribed to your Podcasts
Youtube show me an error-message and I cant see it :sad:
Try it now hitman.
you asked me about a slang word
tell me the word or insult and I hope I can clear your doubt
” The idea of ‘riding the short bus’ is used in American English in much the same way that [yellow house] is used in Russian as a reference to mentally retarded children.”
“United States public school systems have an extensive bus program to transport children to and from school. Regular buses hold large amounts of children. Shorter buses are typically used for “Special Education” (i.e., the mentally retarded) public school students who are typically educated in different facilities.”
So the term is often used to note limited mental capacity, stupid. As in, “I just locked my keys in the car, so now I’m waiting for the short bus.” The definition relates the short bus to, “yellow house” a term used in Russia. But does not explain further. Thought you might have encountered the term.
uh. busses are yellow …
Wow, that was insightful alx. You must have a certificate to drive the short bus.
yes. just tell me where you wanna get out, will ya?
alright. “get off”. I don’t like your prepositions.
Have been watching for the last 50 shows and love it! Glad to see brains and beauty, you go girl! What can you tell us about “ranting & raving”??
Now , I undestand , The yellow bus is a classic of american movies… (not the short one)
Thanks for the explanation
I just call them Ð Ð°Ð·Ð´Ð¾Ð»Ð±Ð°Ð¹ or Ð ÐµÐ´Ð¸ÑÐºÐ°, I just prefer that words…. (they mean retarded , stupid , idiot )
I LOVE YOU– you kill me/SLAY ME- YOU make me HOT With Your WORDS- Now can you please define cunillingus for me
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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