Installment #9 in my Guess the Word Game series.
See if you can figure it out! And don’t cheat! :-)
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Eat. Jam. Jelly. Headcheese. Dried by the sun. Food for the stores. Cake. Processed for consumption and thanks. :roll:
I;m sure it’s marmalade
Just found this site. Brilliant. Why are women like this only on videos.
“A witty saying proves nothing.” – Voltaire 1694-1778
You sure like to show off your fake breasts. Come on admit you use to strip?
Alas, this one was too easy. Google for “honey apple” and it’s the second thing on the list. If you’d left that out, it probably would have been much more difficult.
The first word is Marmalade!
haha and for the extra credit…
but there are other names for this fruit that date back years before that, which is Supurgillu. called that by the Akkadians i think?
haha so hopefully you use the earlier “name” so you can say Wingman86 on your next show :wink:
Hi my dear Teacher!
I’m from Germany and want to know more about the english origin as well! As I was listening to one of Eminem’s first songs called “backstabber” I wondered about this word. I now found out what it means (thanks to urbandictionary.com), but I’d like to know the origin of this word, ’cause it’s one of my favorite words ;)
Thx and don’t forget to rate my comment :shock: :lol:
The word is marmalade
The fruit is quince. :smile:
marmalade and Quince :grin:
I was curious to find out the meanings of more of the slang terms for Police Officers, mainly ‘pigs’ and ’5-0′. I think it would be cool to do a bunch of episodes on Police terms. I already know ‘bobby’, the term for a british Police Officer, came from the night watch, ran by Sir Robert Peel. Since he was in charge, the men of the Watch were called ‘bobbies’, short for Sir Peel’s name.
Calling cops “pigs” is from the 1960′s when the counterculture hippies getting busted on drug charges thought the cops should go after “more serious” crimes, and 5-0 came later from the tv show “Hawaii 5 0, about Hawaiian police officers and that is the fiftieth state. I heard that 50 is an official department name. Some Hawaiian will confirm or deny this :) .
So I am wondering, what does the phrase “cake walk” mean? Or “that’s cake” or “you can have your cake and eat it too”? Maybe you can help me out. I love your videos
I have a Word Request :D
im Wondering for Few weeks what
“jetsam” Means ..
If u could investigate it would be great .. :)
Kind Greetings ,
Usually associated with “flotsam” as in “flotsam and jetsam,” it’s stuff that has been purposefully ejected from a ship in order to make it lighter. The difference between them is this: flotsam is stuff from the ship floating in the water that was inadvertently lost or swept overboard. Jetsam is stuff floating in the water which was tossed off the ship on purpose.
I got it ! It’s old fashioned Marie-malade!
My trusty friend told me it’s made of the dehydrated orange and pear peels found underneath Marie’s bed… put in an old fashioned, hand-cranked, coffee bean grinder and powderized. Then she stirred it into her Great Great Grand Ma’s breakfast jelly made up of shlopgum and shmooey juice…
I can’t be too sure about this… hmmm?
I think I am at the back of the class. Smile!
I was wondering if you could investigate the word Hamburger. I mean where does that come from. isn’t ham part of a pig, but a hamburger is made form cow. isn’t that strange. thankyou
The ground beef patty sandwich originated in the city of Hamburg, Germany. So the sandwich was called the “Hamburger.”
waht is the orgin of the word pothole. please let me know. thankyou
I believe the word is Marmalade.
Got some more words for you :grin:
3. The prefix ‘Contra’, eg controversial, contrary etc
Thnx Marina :!: :!: :!:
Hi Marina I really love your web for word and you doing amazing job
So I have question for you where is the word Egypt came from I speak
Arabic and Egypt called msir thank Wur IN,USA
I agree with the combination of marmalade & quince. I prefer orange or lemon and think you would look exceptionally sexy eating a marmalade & toast .. esp .. licking the bits off your lips OR inviting Me to help with any cleanup required
WORD REQUEST please….
Avatar and Precursor
Thank you, be well
what ever happened to the word ruth? like you can be ruthless and there is ruthlessness but no ruth, or ruthness 4 that matter. how come?
I’ve been ruthless ever since Ruth left. Do you think there’s a connection? I’m not disgruntled about it; in fact I’m very gruntled instead. It’s a mystery.
Here’s a word for you: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
I just looked it up, and according to Wikipedia it was made up to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes’. It states it was made up to be the longest word in the english language.
If you break it down, Pneumono- relating to your lungs (pneumonia), Ultramicroscopic- Really Small, Silico- Referring to the Sillia, hair like structures in your lungs, Volcano- Volcano, Coniosis- Infection.
can you investigate the word pussy :razz: :razz: :lol:
Iwould like to ask you if you can tell me what the expression”40 winks” is all about. I know it is reference to sleeping,but why “40 winks”?please help me, thank you soo much
2 word requests that I have always been told have origins from the Christian Bible.
1) ‘Adam’s Apple’ – from Adam, Eve, and the Apple.
2) the phrase ‘Head and Shoulders above the rest’ – from King Saul whos was a man of large stature and was said to be head and shoulders above all the rest.
Can you enlighten me? Thanks :?: :idea:
Marina like i said before your accent drives up a wall
so where did that saying driving up a wall come from
your studious student DRB :cool:
Marina, I think it would be fitting for you to help us out with the word “ogle”.
O.k. – I was trying to figure out the differences among marmalade, jam and jelly. Hmmm…
Am I correct that marmalade is just a jelly with suspended pieces of fruit and rind in it? And jam is crushed fruit boiled with sugar, but jelly is fruit JUICE boiled down with sugar?
I always thought jam and jelly were basically the same thing, and I just thought marmalade was a form of jam or jelly.
Ahoy, Marina. Yea I think its marmalade. But apparently so does every1 else. I think the eating sound bite might have made people think toast and jam, or was that just me?
Any way, it’s my 21st today so if you could (if you have time) reply Happy Birthday that would be awesome!
Yuck. Marmalade is awful.
I know what I mean when I say someone has a “chip on their shoulder” but where the heck did that phrase come from? It doesn’t even seem to make sense if you look at the phrase devoid of context. I’d love it if you could address this one, Marina. Thanks!
If someone is easy going, can they be said to have a chip OFF their shoulder?
Thinking besides marmalade….. something to do with, maybe, ‘mamma + maid’ whom may have looked after her when she was feeling sick!
Honey + Lemon might have something to do with this. Sometimes added with a wee drop of Whiskey, to ease the symptoms!
Dude. Dude! Dude? Dude?! Dude…
The doddering old dude and dudette, in high dudgeon, were duded up in their duddy duds, smoking dudeens, and listening to dudelsack. They stopped at the duddery on their way to the dude ranch, duddering due to the cold.
Oh, that reminds me a question I had for Marina about her being Russian and all. Does Russian not have all the origins that English does, or what? I mean, what is it about the English language that made a woman from Russia like it so much? Not that I’m complaining that you are here to teach us English word origins! Just curious why English and not your native Russian?
Man, I tried to figure it out before I even came to the site, but I couldn’t. Now that i see the marmalade comments,I’m like arrrgh cause I love orange marmalade.
i have 1 word only why we call the barest ” BOOB ” what the resons of that please its very important for me, and we love u and ur lesson is v good me and my allot of friend likes ur lessons in Saudi Arabia
How about “ferklempt?”
That’s “Verklempt” from the German (in German, V is pronounced like the English “F” and W is pronounced like the English “V”). Now you can go look it up.
That’s totally cool, PENNSYLTUCKY9 I got it right, huh? Thank you. Oh just so you know………I was born in Frankfurt am Mein, Hesse Germany “fact” but no sprechen ze deutche”. Inbox me here. My name is Bob. Nice to make your acquaintance, and very much looking forward to more from you. Cheers!
Kanguru? I had to look. Have no idea, even how to search that one.
“Kanguru” is part marsupial and part Hindu religious leader.
here’s a word, schoolmarm. What’s a marm?
ItÂ´s hard not to take a sneakview of earlier comments since I have to scroll pass all of them … but I try (as allways) to do exactly as my dear teacher tells me to!!
So without looking at other students, I would say you are talking about marmelade.
The original fruit? Well, my guess is that no-one really knows and that the kind of preservation of fruit in form of marmelade, jam and likely forms started in different places arond the world and with different kinds of fruits…
For some reason I came to think of honeymelons while looking at the video, havenÂ´t got a clue why though…. ;)
from your dear student / Swedehunter
Use the “END” key and dive directly to the bottom of the page. :grin:
honeymelons * MMM yes ..Dripping with marmelade
Here’s a word you should dissect: “SNEAKY”
where did it come from and when? My original thought was something to do with “sneakers” but then I thought that sneakers my have been named for the word “sneaky” as it would seem (to me anyways) that “sneaky” has been around longer than “sneakers”. Anyways, I thought it would be a good word to do… let me know what you think.
what is the origin of the expression “bed and board”
bed and headboard maybe? Unless you mean “room and board” at which point that’s a place to sleep, “room” and board is food AFAIK. As to the origins of food being “board” that I don’t know. :) Marina! Tell us! :grin:
This game is the most challenging I’ve experienced. Maybe my other guess is kiwi fruit. I don’t know for sure. :???:
“This is not about language; this is not about diplomatic phrasing or wording; this is about the substance of the issue,” the Russian leader had said. “I’d like to be very clear on this. Our fundamental attitude to the American plans have not changed. However, certain progress is obvious. Our concerns have been heard by the United States.”
I would like to hear about the word – Politics.
Marmalade, which was originally made from oranges – I think!
did anyone ever watch “Wodrsmith” on PBS? Marina has ‘modernized’ (?) the former. I prefer the current
Marmalade, but do not know the original fruit
Keep up the good work!
I’d like to know the origin of the word “leather”
Since there is no other place to put comments….
Would it be possible to have a seperate spot to place comments that have nothing to do with the lesson? It would make the comments easier to read.
Any luck with “MOJO”? Do you have lots of mojo? (Does she, fellow students? :-)
Marmelade and quince was the original fruit.
Hey Marina! I’ve always wanted to find out where the word “Chastity” came from. :?:
That would be Sonny & Cher’s daughter. I wonder what kind of belt she wears?
Hey, I have a “bone to pick”. What a minute, :?: what does having a bone to pick mean and what is its origin?
If you have nothing to address with someone, do you say that you don’t have any bones to pick with them? No bones about it, I have not a single bone to pick with them!
Do you know what is Anishnawbe? or what the word stand for? find out please.
bet you can’t.
Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Serge Gainsbourg, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the French woman’s name was Malady Nelson. Or maybe it was Lady Marmalade.
And so we can all ask Marina: “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” :mrgreen:
Boiling, reducing and adding sugar removes the pucker. It would also work for an unriped honey mellon; however, if you feel the need to have something a bit sour order a margarita–o.k. make it a double. :wink:
I’ll take mine on the rocks, extra salt.
hey marina, i’m one of your subcribers but i didn’t recieve your report card.
Marmellata di Fichi! or MARMALADE
I think its made out of figs?
“I’ll always be a word man, better than a bird man.”
I am requesting “coming out of the woodwork”
For instance when someone refers to other people as crazy, weird, etc…they say those people are “coming out of the woodwork”
Can someone go into the woodwork?
Another excellent video. Too bad I’m slow on the draw today.
Now I know what to do with that nasty quince that leaves all those really sour fruit all over the driveway. I hope a pippin apple suits the purpose because that’s about the sweetest one I can think of. It will be interesting to see how the graft “takes” also.
Your lessons are deeply informative! Who would have thought there’d be a “Home and Garden” episode, now really? I love you and so does my girlfriend (but she doesn’t know it yet).
I haven’t looked at any of the comments yet, so I’m sure this answer has already been posted. I don’t know French or Portuguese, but I do know Spanish, and “sick” can be expressed as “enferma” or just plain “mal”, for “bad”. The English adopted French word “malaise” could describe how someone feels when they are sick. French, Portuguese and Spanish all have Latin roots, so the word would be similar. If you take “Marie” and add “mal” to it, you get “Mariemal” (Marie bad, Marie feels bad). Take out the “ie”, and it becomes “marmal”. Add a few letters, and you get “marmalade”. Marmalade is made from oranges and other citrus fruits. There must be some fruit that marmalade originally was made from besides oranges.
D’oh! I didn’t even think of the word “malady” in English.
Hey i would love to see a video about the phrase “hitting the head” – going to the bathroom, such as where it came from and all that ^_^
Contemplate your naval. Get it? Hint hint.
I’m going to stop actually answering these because clearly I am NOT the one people are interested in getting answers from. :lol:
An “omphalopsychite” is a person that contemplates his or her belly button.
Omphalophobia is “fear of belly buttons.”
Prospero811, that is so nothing about hitting the head! :wink: Interesting tho!
I hope you feel better. Along the line of things that don’t work to cure the rhinovirus (aka the common cold): Yes, it’s copy and pasted. Sorry, it’s geared towards pediatrics, but it’s all I had in the moment.
Antibiotics. These destroy bacteria, but they’re no help against cold viruses. Avoid asking your doctor for antibiotics for a cold or using old antibiotics you have on hand. You won’t get well any faster, and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the serious and growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Antihistamines. Some studies have suggested minimal reduction in sneezing and nasal discharge with first-generation (sedating) antihistamines. However, results are conflicting and the benefits may not outweigh the side effects.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrups. In cold season, nonprescription cough syrups practically fly off the drugstore shelves. Some contain ingredients that may relieve coughing, but the amounts are too small to do much good and may actually be harmful for children. Many experts don’t recommend their use in children. The FDA recommends that parents avoid cough medicines for children younger than age 2. They are evaluating the safety of these medications in older children. The American College of Chest Physicians strongly discourages the use of these medications in children younger than 14, because they’re not effective at treating the underlying cause of cough due to colds.
Coughs associated with a cold usually last less than three weeks but could be present up to four weeks. If a cough lingers longer than that, see your doctor. In the meantime, try soothing your throat with warm lemon water and honey (or tea) and humidifying the air in your house.
For when you’re feeling better:
“sick as a dog” or “right as rain”
I’d like to know the true meaning for the phrase
“bone dry” or “dry as a bone”
I love your site.
Hi Marina, this is the first time I have ever been on your website and I think it is great. I love your show. I was wondering if you could tell me the meaning of the word MURDER. I know that it means either a flock of crows or the killing of one human being by another, but is there any similarity?
My guess is marmalade and we actualy talked about this the other day in school and it was made from the quince
i will be faster next time
Marmalade!!!!! (Mary’s ill) and for the extra credit, the fuit is Quince!!! It helps to date someone who is from Argentina!!!!
Isn’t Quince = 15 in Argentina (and other Hispanic countries) ? I didn’t know that about Argentinians :neutral:
marmalade is the answer as noted above. when i feel blue i just watch one of you lesson. i learn something new and am reminded of something old.
devoted student fyshdoc
sorry about the poor typing :oops:
One phrase that I find interesting is “Half Assed.”
It would be great if you could explore how it came about and please…
don’t do a HALF ASSED job with your research!
Thanks. Dude of Life
P.S. Your website is great.
Make sure you do a complete ass job whenever you set yourself to a task.
OH! half assed! I thought my dad was always saying I’m half fast. :grin: JK
From the explanation of the fruit that use to be used, my guess would have to be marmalade. The original fruit it was made of was a quince, or marmelo in the Portuguese.
Also, I would like to request you to look at the origins of “euphoria.”
You fans are too fast for me !
“La reine Marie, malade, ne put manger que la marmelade ! ”
nice legend, a pity it’s not true…
yahoo answers got the very details on that :
“Though made of oranges and lemons, the conserve called marmalade takes its name from the Latin melimelum or honey apple, which was some variety of apple grafted on quince stock. The Latin for honey apple became the Portuguese word for ‘quince’.”
The portugese of 16th century made sugar preserve from it, called ‘marmalada’ .
” The first marmalades recorded, in the early 16th century, were made of quinces and brought to England from Portugal”
Actually, here in France, at those times a thick paste made of quinces (coings) reduced with sugar was called ‘cotignac’ : still made in the center of France, it’s delicious !
… dare I say just as your chronicles
thanks , Marina
:?: That wouldn’t have anything to do with Cognac, France, where a very high quality brandy is made now would it?
you induced a little search with your innocent question !
It appears Cognac has nothing to do with cotignac :
In South-East of France, very long ago, ProvenÃ§al was spoken.
quince was called “Codon” , codons cooked in wine or honey (no sugar at those times) was called “codonat” . this gave “coudoignac”.
Rabelais in his book ‘Pantagruel’ the ever-eating-philosophing-travelling giant, mentioned “coudoignac”, which later contracted in “cotignac”
Don’t want to appear snobbish, but my honor as a cook is in balance :
with quince one can prepare *very* different preserves :
– a fruit paste like cotignac,
– a marmelade : very different since you put water wth fruit,
this gives a mix of jelly and fruit
– a pure quince jelly : extract perfume and throw the fruit
I read also that -much like in Marocco-, eastern Europe countries use quince as a vegetable, say cooked with meat.
Marina, do you confirm ?
the french wikipedia on ‘coing’ – quince gives the ultimate missing link !
as always the mediterranean spreading of food/cooking recipes is the path words followed :
one of the most regarded varieties if quince, comes from NW coast of Crete -in Greece- called “La CanÃ©e” (or Â« Cydon Â», Â« Kydonia Â») .
Quince was known in antique Greece as ‘Î¼á¿†Î»Î± ÎºÏ…Î´ÏŽÎ½Î¹Î±’ (Mela Kudonia) , or Â« Apple from Cydon Â», – hence its botanic genre Â« Cydonia Â»
hence Codon in Provence !
sorry for those who don’t care a fig :???:
Indeed, Marina, MARMALADE was eaten long before Marie Antoinette was born. Though the QUINCE (AKA the Persian/Arabian/or Desert Pear) may be what you are looking for, archeological evidence is showing that the first perserves may have actually been cultured figs dating from 25,000 years ago.
I wonder if the “mar” in “marmalade” refers to the sea. “Mar” for sea and “malade” for sick. Could the word “seasick” come from that? I know it didn’t, but it would be funny if the word “marmalade” referred to seasickness. Assuming the spread came first, suppose the vomit from someone who is seasick resembled marmalade spread. It’s easy to see how wrong etymologies can seem like correct ones.
the legend has it for Mary, queen of Scots, rrather than Marie-Antoinette…
this dates back a little more
If correct, wouldn’t that make marmalade more or a Scotish word than a French one?
Could you teach the word supercilious. As in the sentence: You’re actions would not be considered SUPERCILIOUS, if you dated this student. :-)
Supercilious is an adjective meaning distainful; characterized by haughty scorn.
Nice to meet french people on this site. (Je suis de Narbonne and wha about toi ?… :wink: )
I passed through or near Narbonne, I think, on a train trip between Carcassonne and Llanca (Spain) back i 1992. It was part of a trip from Paris to Barcelona.
Yes, Llanca is not so far. Very nice town too.
je ne suis pas autant au sud, veinard !
j’ai aterri juste au dessus du 45eme parallele,
30km au large de Grenoble
a great bravo for the comics !
…. is Marina an antidote for the “blonde malediction” ??
Of course she is !… It’s a greap example for my BD “La Revanche des Blondes”.
Must I create a caracter named Marina in the nex album ?… Wy not, it would be a nice homage…
I’ll think about it… :lol:
It sounds like “marmelade” and “quince” :wink:
marie + french malade / maladie?
err … marmalade …
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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