Here is the mayday game…. I played this at an event recently.. and it was fun…
plus it’s May now.. so it’s timely :-)
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not no 2, so for me 1 or 3, i’ll go for 1
:smile: Can you believe it’s been a year since you did this video? “Mayday Game” is one of my all time favorite HotForWords videos :!:
:cool: Dear teacher the good answer is the #1
french Bud :wink:
MARINA….best of BIRTHDAYS…..luv :wink:
Hello my dear teacher!
If IÂ´m not mistaken both Titanic and Lincon went down in april … so it has to be number one then, the french connection…
from your dear student / Swedehunter
Argh too late! this one was very interesting, I go to read the answer!
Your devoted student
I am guessing answer #1.
I miss the electric guitar at the end of your lessons. I’ll have to go back to some of the earlier lessons to hear it. It’s hot like you!
I know that this is a late response to your video, but did you also know that there is a May Day in Hawaii (not mayday but an actual day in May, usually may 1st). It is a celebration in Hawaii and I just thought I’d let you know in case you were interested in learning more about that… It started in 1927, I believe.
There’s even a song by Leonard and Ruth Hawk called, “May day is Lei day in Hawaii”
Thank you so much for making me the teacher’s pet in this video lesson. I am so very honored. I e-mailed the link to all of my friends. They find it hard to believe that such a beautiful, intelligent teacher would have selected me as the teacher’s pet, but, I think they are jealous.
Keep up your great educational lessons.
My pleasure Bill.. thanks for coming here and contributing on my website :-)
I can’t believe that you are teachers pet either LOL
Answering #1 (crossing fingers)
Lately, when I log on to your website, it will allow me to post comments, but not on the most current video. For instance, I logged on just now and can post here, but when I click over to the Mayday Answer, it does not allow me to post a comment. After a while it will, but there is frequently a delay now.
I was wondering if any one else experienced this, and if it was your website or my computer that was the cause.
P.S. Abe Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, and the Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Also, on April 14, 1828, the first edition of Webster’s dictionary was published. On April 14, 1935, Babe Ruth played his first game for the Boston Braves.
just don’t log out. I never do.
If I close my browser, I think eventually it logs me out automatically.
uh, no. mine never did. neither firefox nor safari.
I use Firefox. Some sites have an option when one signs up that says “keep me logged in.” I’m not sure if this was an option I failed to choose when signing up. I don’t remember. However, I do use Firefox, and it does not keep me logged in all the time, unfortunately.
I always stay logged in.. don’t know why you would be logged out.. you have to physically log out. Are you able to make comments now?
Yes – I can always post comments, but sometimes it’s the most recent board. There are times when I will be able to post on one board, but not the most recent. It’s really strange. It might have something to do with cookies, as alx mentioned, but I don’t think I delete cookies – maybe my computer automatically deletes them when I shut my browser – however, I don’t think that’s the case since cookies for remembering passwords are always there….
Perhaps this is one of those insoluble mysteries…..I much prefer soluble mysteries…. :smile:
your browser stores your passwords differently. that’s not what cookies are. yeah, ff has a few options how to handle cookies and the like.
extras > options > privacy (or (data) security) > [x] accept cookies > keep cookies until … (be sure to not choose “until firefox is closed” or however they put it, sry, got the german version).
you have to accept cookies. just tried it, emptied the cache and deleted all cookies. after deleting the cookies I wasn’t logged in anymore when I restarted the browser. that’s it, I guess. just don’t delete the cookie you’re given. plus, there’s this “remember me” thing when you sign in. be sure to check the box in front of it.
Tx! I’m going to check out the cookie situation on my computer.
ah, crap, wrong place … again …
extras > options > privacy (or (data) security) > [x] accept cookies > keep cookies until … (be sure to not choose “until firefox is closed” or however they put it, sry, got the german version — choose “until they’re not valid anymore”).
Marina and aLx – further to my log on issue…. it’s weird – I “logged on” using the button at the top right of the home page. I then clicked to the Molotov Cocktail page and the “reply” links were on. However, I clicked to the Mayday Game page, and the “reply” links were not on. I tried a couple times (same browser window as well as different browser window), and same result. Now – after having posted my last post on the Molotov Cocktail page, this page is working fine!
This is just weird! I wonder if anyone else has had the same issue.
Or, am I just crazy? :shock:
Yes guys, aLx and prospero811, my May 3 reply was hard to do. This time, I could not sucessfully login to post a reply on my MSN browser, nor Mozilla, rather with IE7 I could. Why? Beats me.
How about “eavesdropper”? And surely there must be some funny origins of Russian words that can be explained in English? Why did you choose ENGLISH to study anyway? Popularity? And WHERE did you get that HORRIBLE New York accent :)?
I’ve taken some Mandarin classes and my teacher always tells me funny stories about how some words in that language came to be. The Italian word “ciao” also has an interesting origin.
Love the web site, even WITHOUT the boobs (take that as you may lol).
New York accent? Are you referring to her diphthong of [o]? Y’know, like “dwahg” /dÌªÉ’Í É‘É¡/ for “dog”.
Exactly. She sounds like my aunt from Brooklyn lol.
Some have suggested that this [o] diphthong came from second generations Jews who wished not to sound like their parents who used a flat [o] sound. This was not due to a generation gap, but rather a desire for cultural distinction.
To me, it seems to be a Slavic import. I’ve noticed certain Russian locutions have an almost New-Yawk sound to them. But seemingly this phonetic trend started too far back for us (linguists) to be certain for sure.
The dental consonants could be from Italian, etc. The nasality, hmmâ€”tough one, who knows… :roll:
I really don’t like that top. Others are much better. tiny designs and rufles look frumpy or ghetto or grandma like. thanks for word quiz tho
My word request is Titanus.
What is the mean of this word ??
Is particular ??
My word request:
Can you do the word ‘love’. More specifically ‘love’ from the tennis terminology. But if you want to do the other meaning you can do that too. ;)
Bet she’ll do it, ’cause it sounds naughtyâ€”well, it’s origin IS sorta naughty, but I’ll let Marina answer it… :mrgreen:
i like eating the poppycock popcorn too.
What about peppercorns?
I want you to do a video on the origin of the word “origin”.
LOVE YA, BABE!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Where does the term “stoned” come from? ie.. “that person looks stoned”? Thanks Marina
PS. Enjoy your classes – you’re a great teacher!
I don’t think that the answer to this one is set in stone.
Most likely explanation is that a particularly potent 19th century mixture of Brandy and beer was called ‘stone fence’. People that used this concoction were called stoners.
Or maybe people that got stoned looked like that people had cast stones at him/her like in Jesus’s time. He who cast the first stone etc etc,
Question is are plasterers always tired ? Has anyone seen a pissed Newt ? Or a drunk skunk for that matter ? And how can a fart get pissed LOL ?
I will guess #1.
Hey Marina!! ITs me Your favorite! Soo I have been watching the NBA playoffs and i always hear the announcers say ” He has ice water in his veins.” I understand what it means but i dont really understand how it got started. Soo i thought maybe you could explain. Have a good day! bye!
Hi Marina…Mayday is used as “the international radiotelephony distress signal” and I believe it is derived from the French word “m’aider”. According to the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) used by pilots in the US, “Mayday” is the term when repeated three times indicates “imminent and grave danger and that immediate assistance is requested.”
Here’s a question for you. Also according to the AIM, the term “PAN” when repeated three times “indicates uncertainty or alert followed by the nature of the urgency.” Where does the word “PAN” come from?
From the French as well (en panne). It means something is broken or disabled, my plane, ship, etc. won’t work right. One thing they’ll know for sure is not to count on your support in the clutch. Not as dramatic as a mayday call, but maybe that complete failure is imminent.
PT9, I’ve got a dare for you (if you’re up for it):
Next time nbeltran asks a question, answer it (i.e., post a response posthaste [i.e., immediately]).
Just a suggestion. :roll:
Thanks PT9….I’ve been wondering about that for years. :-)
And speaking of love, Marina, please teach us about the name Â«Ð›ÑŽÐ´Ð¼Ð¸Ð»Ð°Â».
Ð‘Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÑˆÐ¾Ðµ ÑÐ¿Ð°ÑÐ¸Ð±Ð¾! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Jeez, I finally found a place where we can talk.
I meant “You’re on your own” in reference to your aforementioned dare. You with me now?
Go ahead, call me chicken, it don’t make no nevermind to me. I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. Just wanna have some laughs and get out before the toll taker comes collecting. I got no truck with gettin’ all riled over somebody needin’ someone else to beat on. What our compadre said to the good Captain proves my upcoming point.
There are lots of people out there who lack danger and excitement in their real lives. They go looking for new ways to prove they’re better than others on a daily basis. People abound who make it their habit to subsist on a thin gruel of piss mixed with vinegar. They’ll even brag about their superior earning power when they have no idea who they’re talking to. Ya gotta laugh about that.
This kind of person needs something they’re never gonna find. And putting myself in their line of fire is not my idea of a fun challenge, thanks anyway. They’ll target anyone. The purpose seems to be maintaining a solid backlog of enemies. What gets their goat is to be ignored. Last thing I need: extra battles to fight. Sorry to vent… Thanks for being my therapist, WL. Check’s in the mail.
(allow 8 to 12 years for delivery)
I am terribly sorry, PT9, but I haven’t the slightest inkling of WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT! :sad:
Marina, Dearest of all my teachers,
There is the chingalalee. Go get the chingalalee. Where is the chingalalee? This is a word i’ve used quite often as a nondescript name for an object or item, usually accompanied along with a pointing of the finger, err index finger. This is my word request, is this an actual word?
My word request: chingalalee
I dont even know if the spelling is correct since i”ve never seen it in print anywhere.
Somebody in Texas Loves You
How do you pronounce “chingalalee”? :?:
hmm thats out of my abilities to type ,but i’ll try.
If that makes any sense?
Wow, gosh, I haven’t heard of the term. Hmm. :???: Dunno. :roll:
Me either. It must be colloquial. But I don’t have a whole lot of miles under my tires on the Gulf Coast per se; maybe it’s cajun-influenced. Sounds like it could be from the Acadian/ expatriate French-Canadian, ne c’est pas?
The “chinga” part sounds strangely Spanish… :twisted:
that’s right wordlover, is a spanish word, is the present form of the verb ‘chingar’, it does not have an english translation but it’s meaning is the same as the english word ‘fuck’. It has a lot of uses as well as the word ‘fuck’.
It’s funny how people think that “chingar” literally means “to fuck” in Spanish. “Manajar” is probably a better translation for “to fuck”. “Chingar” more correctly means “to trouble” (in just about every sense of the word).
Hey ok these word origins have led me to the word i should be using
chingadera, used as a replacement for an item or object if its name is not known or forgotten. Cool Thanks Guys
My guess is that you were learned to talk around someone who used the prase “thing a ma gig” and when you could not quite say it right they thought it was cute the way you did and adopted it.
My dear Marina,
Could you please do a video on the etymology of the word “taxi” as in “taxicab”?
Thank you, Sweetie! :grin:
PSâ€”Don’t forget to mention my screenname! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
That would be a good one. And, I suggested previously that she hook up with the “Cash Cab” Discovery Channel television quiz show and do the video from the Cash Cab. It would be funny and novel for the site.
I love the Cash Cab!
If I remember correctly the ‘taxi ‘ is the only word that is universal in every country in the world
I just recorded taxi.. it’s coming out maybe in the next week.
Thanks, Marina! :grin: :grin: :grin:
re: taxi â€” Norwegian still uses “drosje,” I think.
In all your lessons how could no one have fallen so in love with their wonderful teacher as to suggest the etymology of the word “Love”? We all love love, why not show it by payng due attention to where love comes from (personally, I think it comes from being Marina’s student)
does the the phrase “mirror image” have an origin :?:
does XOXO really mean hugs and kisses Ihave heard of the XO meaning senior officer in the modern military :?:
Oh, Marina, how ’bout the word(s) “ox”/”oxen”!
“XO” is sort of an acronym for “Executive Officer” and he or she is usually an assistant to the commander. Don’t know about the rest of the stuff though.
but xoxoxoxo means hugs and kisses :idea:
Has got to be #1.
I believe they used ‘mayday’ in World War I and it couldn’t have caught on in just 2 years.
And Lincoln was shot April 14th anyways.
What about the phrase “i’ll do it if you do it” or “if you can do it I can do it”
The correct answer is number #1, M’aidez that means “help me”. I love wikipedia, I love you.
You love Wikipedia? Wow, that’s makes two of us! :razz:
I love Wikipedia and Marina. You too?
That’s bullshit, aLx; out and out poppycock!
you’re a philologist, right?
so, you’re familiar with a lot of linguistic stuff. check out wikipedia’s article on “word”. this is crap. totally worthless, misleading crap.
even worse is the article on “sentence”:
A simple complete sentence consists of a subject and a predicate.
it does not say if the subject is a grammatical or a logical one. that is, the distinction between a logical and a grammatical subject is not even mentioned. this distinction can be important when analyzing a sentence — consider subject-to-subject raising constructions or even ECM which can be analyzed as subject-to-object raising constructions.
at the end of the article it is briefly mentioned that there are indeed sentences that do not follow the “rule” or “definition” above:
However, a minor sentence is an irregular type of sentence. It does not contain a finite verb. For example, “Mary!”, “Yes.” [...].
now, why are those sentences “irregular” sentences? no, they’re not irregular sentences, they just _are_ sentences. and, true, they do not contain a finite verb. “yes.” as a sentence, however, does not contain a subject either.
“does not contain a finite verb” sort of implies that only the finite verb is missing, not the subject. what about “mary!”? is “mary” a subject?
how about “look at that!”? this is a sentence containing a finite verb, but no (overt) subject.
(you may argue that a command is directed to one or more other people so the subject would most likely be you[+sing] or you[+pl] and that there is an arbitrary PRO, like in sentences with subject or object control, or that imperatives work like sentences in pro-drop languages like italian, though the subject there can be overt.)
 [heÂ° seems [ tÂ° to sleep]]., from: [e seems [he to sleep]].
 [he heard herÂ° [ tÂ° coming]].
 [I ordered maryÂ° [PROÂ° to kill her mother]].
 [(io) parlo].
aLx, I’ll admit that I haven’t read every single WP article, nor even all of the linguistics-related ones. But keep in mind that the definition of “sentence” varies in different languages. WP has a bent for eschewing systemic bias and tries too much to cater for all view points, nevertheless there’re still alot of good articles that you won’t find in any other encyclopedia.
Don’t focus too much on the errors. Besides, if you’re really pissed at WP’s shortcomings, why don’t you go there and correct them yourself? :smile:
never ever rely on wikipedia articles.
because a lot of them provide false / not enough / biased / subjective information.
one of my linguistics profs once said, “if you use wikipedia, only use it to correct articles. never use it to look something up. most of it is hair-raising.”
Es ist KuhscheiÃŸe, aLx; ganz und gar AmmenmÃ¤rchen! :evil:
Oops! Must – write – in – English:
That’s bullshit, aLx; out and out poppycock!
I agree with wordlover. I find Wikipedia very informative and accurate. Admittedly it does need the occasional tweak, but it is usually a grammatic tweak rather than a factual one.
WK tends to use citations wherever possible so one can always qualify most of it’s content
Plus, it is open to ANYBODY (whose IP address hasn’t been blocked for vandalism), so people who hate WP can unfortunately sneak bum info in to sabotage the works… :sad:
Hi Marina, i want to know two words: “Aye Aye” (heared on ships..) and “Condomium” :?:
Regards from Hamburg
..i mean: condominium :mrgreen:
My body makes Dopamine where does that word originate from
“body” or “dopamine”? :wink:
dopamine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopamine :idea:
Well, hell, Cimska, it tells right there where the word comes from… :razz:
Hi Marina. How about the origin of the term “shot glass”.
Super Duper job, Miss Marina. I do have a correction for you though. It should be written m’aidez. Since it is second person plural, it should end in ‘Z’.
I really enjoy word/phrase origins and you have put a new spin on it. Thanks to you and your sister.
I would Like to Know the origin of the word “Concubine”
thank you I love your lessons Btw :mrgreen:
I think it is the first origin…!
Thank you very much!kisses!
I would like to request the origin of the saying “going over like a lead balloon.”
p.s. I’m having trouble with my homework……..can I stay after class for some one on one lessons! :wink: :twisted:
Please, could you tell me the origin of the word “fortune”
I think the Number 1 is the correct answer. Mayday come from a french word.
for your next video on youtube tell me wat the word photo come from :roll: :lol:
Origin of ‘uproar‘?
I am forced to agree with the word Bravo, I know that it can be congratulations and bravo team, It sounds closely related to brave
From the Italian, isn’t it? Supposed to use it when cheering for a virtuoso performance.
No clue at all very famous in italy though
No that is correct virtuoso confused me. It is used as an applause
Also seems to be used in a alphabetic order could it also be used to imply the number 2? sometimes military code uses it to symbolize the letter B.
I was going to venture with the Titanic, then realized they had to have gotten the idea from an earlier source. So I ‘m gonna go with #1.
well sence the titanic sank on my birthday number 2 is wrong i think that you r trying to trick us with the whole tricky one saying i think its #1 but thanks for the game. hey how about the phrase
i take the high road you take the low road
It is choice numero uno.
I have another phrase request. Higgledy-pigglety (sp). Sorta like snafu. Something is messed up.
Is Babealicous a real word? It should be.
This Lesson Was Very Helpful, You Teach Us Well Marina! :smile:
P.S Your STUNNING! :) xxx
Marina your the best!
Can I request the word “corny”
Thanks marina :)
Back in Missouri, I had a corny sense of humor. Not that I live in Nevada, it’s more of a dry sense of humor.
I like this lesson and I LOVE the teacher, I think everybody does.
I wanna request the word HOAX.
Me too. (On all three counts.) :grin:
I love your videos, I could shoot the bull with you for hours. Wait, shoot the bull? That doesn’t seem very nice, how did that come to mean to chat idly?
Didn’t the saying originate from playing darts meaning to waste time in an idle manner.
i wonder where the origin of the phrase; ‘to pull a leg’ if you are lying or joking about something. everyone uses it a lot, and i was thinking about how it came about. Thanx Marina,
ps i think u are a REALLI hot teacher! :smile:
hey, it would be intersting to find the origin of the word “fluke”. since it is my last name, and it means luck, it would be cool to find out its origin. also can you tell the general country the last name “Fluke” would come from? thank you :grin:
You shoot pool, wes?
y do you ask?
Well, you know about a fluke in pool? It could also be called and thought of as a “lucky break”. I don’t know how popular this term is in contemporary pools circles, though.
o well yea i guess, i dont play that much, but im good at it.
You may or may not find this interesting.
How about the word movie?
Answer #1 is correct. The Titanic only had a wireless telegraph set no radio. Don’t know about Lincoln without a googling
so yeah.. its like the first one… i wanna be teachers pet too yumm
I DIGGed Marina.
At least two of us are trying to help you.
I’ll guess that #1 is the correct answer.
We’re all (or almost all) trying to help her. It’s just that most of us do the helping IN CLASS! :mrgreen:
Answer # 1 is correct
the Titanic sank on April 14/15, 1912 so #2 is incorrect
Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 so #3 is incorrect
Note to CaptJack, I heard somewere that the letters s & o
were used for SOS was because they were the easiest and
fastest to type out. Is this correct?
CaptJack already handled this at length on the SNAFU page and gave a reference for further study.
Thanks Bob, it’s just that there seems that there are still some
who think that SOS means save our ship/souls.
Okay, Bob. I read the whole thing. Now I’ll be needing some strong coffee.
Captain Jack, you rule. Now heave to and prepare to be boarded! My war canoe done gone went an’ sprung a leak…
tayljim, here’s a little info:
SOS. 1910, from International Morse code letters, chosen arbitrarily as being easy to transmit and difficult to mistake. Not an acronym for “save our ship” or anything else. Won out over alternate suggestion C.Q.D., which is said to mean “come quickly, distress,” or “CQ,” general call for alerting other ships that a message follows, and “D” for danger. SOS is the telegraphic distress signal only; the oral equivalent is mayday.Â¹
Â¹Source, Online Etymology Dictionary [*].
PT9, Canoe sinking? Shall I call out a Mayday for you? :mrgreen:
I was just thinking we have a bunch of great TAs here. (Unofficially recognized that is) You guys are why I come back to this site.
But, as the founder of the UTAs club, what’ll happen if YOU get chosen as TA? :eek:
I think it means something like S>O>Signal
Plz do the word Hacker as a Video
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you …”
:lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
geez… define Hacker eh, black , white, smoker, bad golfer…
That third one was brilliant, Billy.
How did he do that, I wonder?
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :razz:
I would love to hear about the origin of the word,”cashflow” which according to Robert Kiyosaki is one of the most important words in
financial intelligence in Wall Street.
First check your baqua, the chinese instrument for measuring one’s success among other things, also thought of under the concept of feng shui
Dea cimska; or whoever you are?? :twisted:
I’m asking a Philologist NOT an amateur, so don’t take this
the wrong way. I’m asking for the benefit for others and learning
something from a Philologist unless You’re a Philologist??
Please don’t answer any of my questions because
this is Marina’s website. :grin: :grin: :grin: :razz:
Nelson Santiago Beltran, MSCIS
Certified Neuro Linguistic Programmer;
Cimksa, don’t just sit there getting the shit kicked out of you: DO/SAY SOMETHING… :roll:Good grief.
yeah, don’t let anyone that needs to wave around with some degree try to impress you with it.
also, that nlp crap, having “linguistic” in its name, is a disgrace to every serious scientist working in the field of linguistics. it doesn’t have anything to do with anything on here anyway.
i saw red :cry: and you said yes :shock:
OMG my name gets mentioned! Love you Marina :!:
Love you mistress9nine :-)
Lucky basket ! LOL
Marina, it would be truly fitting that you use the word, “gorgeous”, that is what you are! There is something about your blonde hair that glissens like waves of wheat fields struck by the mid-day sun! Your deep blue eyes that would make the skies and the oceans jealous of the tint of yours! Your body, curved,soft and rounded in all of your peaks and breathtaking valleys! The sweetness of you sexy and playful Russian accent begs for our attention. You are the true definition of the word, gorgeous, and therefore please honor my request by giving your definition of the same word, and see if mine differs from yours, ok? Your are lucious! Love, Marcus_Easy2
But she hasn’t shown us all of her peaks and breathtaking valleys…
At least, she hasn’t to ME :sad: , I must’ve enrolled too late. :cry:
That’s the most poetic, and the most sweetest, request I’ve heard on this web site, marcus_easy2. I wish you the best of luck!
It’s origin number 1. :mrgreen:
Like jonnyboyca I’d also like to know the origin of the word “BRAVO” ….
You’re amazing, thank you teacher! :grin:
This game was too easy. :!:
Give us a real challenge so I can be proud to show off my report card when I have “Made A+”
What is a GI ?? Yes we know in Germany that an American Soldier but What is the origin of the word GI?
Thank you muuuuuuuuuuuuua ! :mrgreen:
Doesn’t it stand for general induction?
I believe you are very right senior.
Galvanised Iron (Gospel according to Wikipedia)
Glycemic Index (more related to health foods) :mrgreen:
Yep, I agree with senior on this one, it’s Government Issue. That’s where all your clothes, equipment, boots, supplies, etc. come from. Eventually they started using it as a codeword for themselves because there are people from all cultures and colors fighting under the same flag, and that’s the one thing they all had in common. Eveything they had and used daily (except maybe a photo of their sweetheart) were Government Issue.
It is Gov’t Issue. BTW the military OWNS you if you enlist. They can court martial (marshal) you for getting a tattoo or piercing. Defacing government property. No foolin’.
If you have to make a complaint you call IG the Inspector General. IG GI what mirror image
correction what a mirror image
I guess that you could have wondered where the phrase mirror image comes from :?: an image of a mirror :?:
What is a GI ?? Yes we know in Germany that an American Soldier but what is the origin of the word GI ?????
Thank you muuuuuuuuuuuuua ! :mrgreen:
how about the word “frivolous”? :eek:
Its got to be Number 1.
Wonderg about the origin of the 2 word “whooping cough”.
Thamk you for the great podcasts
Oh very funny. :mrgreen: You (the student body) don’t even need google to find this origin. A quick search on HFW site would have clued you in. No one followed my Telegraph Office Magazine link on the “SNAFU” lesson. (You don’t see it? Oh your so lazy!) I try to educate you people but your too busy watching the two bombers calling out a mayday. Now Im surprised that Marina didn’t tell me to keep quite on this lesson. Interesting. humm.. Oh now I know why… :mrgreen:
keep quite WHAT? :???: ( :wink: )
Dear Marina: GTW answer Number 1. Mayday is similar to SOS/save our ship, therefore electronics/electricity/codes are necessary, so President Lincoln got shot is out. The Titanic needed to already have a code for telegraph messages for distress signals, and SOS works well. So that leaves us with the typical 1940′s movies of airplane pilots sending a distress message of Mayday three times. They didn’t choose to telegraph that message, it was verbal. So I’ll stay with No.# 1 answer. Sorry not to post for a while, my MSM browser window won’t let me reply, but Mozilla seems to be ok. lol!
FYI, :smile: SOS does not refer to Save Our Ship. It never did. :cool:
It was brought over from the telegraph list of codes. Look at the comments in SNAFU lesson.
Sorry captainjack, I didn’t spent much time in a vessel in the water, such as yourself. Miss Marina will reply soon, so I hope you get to be the teachers’ pet.
Dear Captain Jackass: For your edification, the meaning of the distresss signal “S.O.S.” is actually “Save Our Souls”.
I have always thought that it meant S.O.Signal
CJ, two people have recently called you mean things: surfinri misaddressed you as “Jackass” and greenbush called you a “vessel in the water”… :sad:
Greenbush, No worries mate. Teacher’s pet?!? Not a chance. Hitman and myself are unloved & unwanted pets. :cry:
Cimska, Yes is just means distress. I don’t know why those letter where chosen. But it was just the thinking of early land line telegraph operators. Many letters where used as kind of a short hand to speed up communications. (i.e. CQ=calling any station, DE=this is, etc.)
Wordlover, (oh grasshopper) this is not a big deal. Im like a duck in the rain. The water just rolls off of me. When one becomes a true sailor :mrgreen: the worries of life just roll off. When you’ve seen what I have seen, Done what I have done, get the t-shirt that I got, done the movie that I have done, ( could go on you know, but I think you get the point :mrgreen: )… Things like this are irrelevant. Im not easily angered, but when I do watch out im deadly. Thank you for your concern. :smile:
My grandfather was in the navy, but he had a bad temper… :eek:
Specifically, he was a navigator. I think the sea is cool, but I don’t like getting dizzyâ€”if you catch my drift… :mrgreen:
S.O.S SAVE OUR SOULS……… :smile:
Yea your souls need saving I guess :mrgreen:
A popular statement in religious society I believe it’s just a “lure”
Hum Interesting Cimska. I think I remember that use when I attended church many many moons ago.
Obviously we do need to communicate effectively. Get Mayday (SOS) wrong & you’re sunk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC8itE7noPo
Oh that was so very funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well to give you and idea how important a mayday can be for me. Check out some video of my shipmates working their asses off on a nice day. I’ve been knocked on my ass with these waves (on a different boat I might ad). Behold the power of very large amounts of water falling on you in the dark of night.
And I pray this never happens to me. I’ve come close a few times. It scares the :twisted: out of me!
3 of my shipmates from the boat “Time Bandit” are going to be students in my next captain’s class. I bet I’ll hear about many sea stories that never made it on TV.
Mr. greenbush sir I respect your,posting here, but as for appearing to be on too familiar a terms with the teacher you may or may not know something secret.& if you do not work for the department of motor vehicles, your info may be inaccuate anyways. & if it isn’t you’d lose your job. So Miss Roadapples or Miss Rhodisia (Zimbabwe) or Miss Interpert should be properly restated as respecting teachers wishes… eg Marina, HFW, Your majesty even. There are reasons people have private lives & reveal themselves to those they trust & all of us don’t lay all our cards on the table , as it were, for our own personal reasons. Watch the last minute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmAgEnzw1yw
Watch first 35 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb19WFhbYHM
BTW I use SOS in my automotive business name S.O.S. Automotive Ltd. which goes with the catch phrase “Automotive distress, call SOS” still havent used that in an ad. yet as I think it sounds a little to corny . whatya’ think?
Thanks BillyB for your comments on how we as students relate to our dear teacher HFW. It is my intention to treat our teacher as a real teacher, not as a facade, caricature, or object. Needless to say I do not have any secret connection, nor do I presume to show others that I do to, Miss M. R. On the other hand, my son knows that he is to show respect to his teachers and neighbors by calling them Mr. or Mrs. so-and-so, not by their first names. You and me and Miss M. R. and all the other folks are covered behind their “handles”, or fake names. This illusion to hide ones true identity can lead to problems, ….to fully integrate ones self back together, before you go to sleep. But, BillyB, your point is well taken. And I appreciate your insight on how we as pseudo anonomious blogglers relate to others. If you were to try to figure out who the real greenbush was, “because he said such and such”, maybe you could google it for a while to get it. But the real greenbush is me, without lies, pretense, braggadocio, and all that other stuff that teenagers go through to discover themselves without the lies. Your point is well taken BillyB, as to our private/personal lives on how we address others. I don’t call you William B., because maybe that is reserved for a certain someone special. Miss HFW has the ability to look the camera in the lens, to really make one think, she really means you. So I will not address her as I have in the past, rather……well I guess,dear Miss HFW. Ok? Thanks again BillyB.
Loosey goosey or lovey dovey stuffs cool, I hope you “got it”
I’m just Billy, William, Hey you… even. I don’t have a good enough memory to pretend anything else. Thanks for the response anyways Later.
How bout the word superfluous?
YOU ARE THE BEST MARINA and YOU HAVE THE MOST AMAZING BLUE EYES!
I am Covered in Tattoos and always wondered where does the word “Tattoo” Come From?
Also check out my youtube at http://www.youtube.com/transformermatrix
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Mayday is a great word!!!
:idea: I have a SUGGESTION for a word. Can you please please PLEASE do a video for the word……..
I want to know the origins of this word and it’s history! Thank you!
:idea: I support the Bravo request
Origin of : ” spank your monkey “
Come on now don’t encourage her salaciousness buddy.
Salaciousness buddy? :razz:
(Sorry, I can’t resist doing that when people forget to use a comma before the vocative. Oh well… :roll: )
Hi marina my name is Justin i think ur a very sexy amazing women and u just make me feel that i can be as wonderful and sweet as u can be and i just wanna say i like the site and i would love to actually meet u in person really im sure i cant but i’d like u to mention me on a video of any choice and make me feel a little happy i mean my family has been having problems and i just would be happy if u said my screenname on one of your movies and make me feel a little better ur beautiful and i would love to be ur man hahahahha
Ps.. Im 18 so dont feel like im some werid kid.. lol
Your friend Justin :wink:
Fill out the application for TA/Pet to get mentioned. :smile:
“werid”! now there’s a word… :wink:
Do what? :???:
Does he mean Weird ?
I mean, what was the “cristina agulara” comment about? :?: :?: :?:
hello miss marina. i’ve always wondered, does the word lesbian which refers to gay women have anything to do with the island of lesbos if not, what is the origin of the word lesbian?
Hi marina, I know alot of people use this word alot in different ways whether its in a good way or bad. So I was wondering what is the origin of the word Gay?
It must be number 1, surely…..
I agree, and stop calling me Shirley.
It’s too early for Shirley to be surly…
what russian words influenced english words, and take a few moments and speak to us in your native tongue seems to me would be quite sexy to hear you speak russian
Hell yeah, Russian is sexy! :grin: :grin: :grin:
Do they have casinos in Moscow? If so, do they have wheel games like Russian Roulette?
Surely! Here. Let me buy your first “round.”
may day comes from the first definition
May day in Russia wasn’t it a womans holiday to party and get really hammered ?
I had a russian girlfreind once and she would call me “chuchello”on ocaision,which means what ?Thanks for your prompt attention to this weird word!
Since the teacher didn’t answer you, I’ll tell you: Â«Ñ‡ÑƒÑ‡ÐµÐ»Ð¾Â» can mean “stuffed animal” â€”ORâ€” “scarecrow”. For your sake, I hope your girlfriend meant the former… :wink:
PSâ€”The latter doesn’t seem to be as common as usage.
Oops, I meant as common a usage.
Gosh, I just missed. :oops: oh well. Anyway I’m going with #2.
It must be #1 m’aider because I know for a fact that the event of the Titanic and the death of Lincoln both happened in April.
Here’s another great military term for you….spiro agnew. And I’m not referring to the Vice-President under Richard Nixon.
Good Luck, Hot for Words.
Marina: Where did the phrase “the third degree” come from?
Must be the revoltin french term. The Titanic sank in April and Lincoln was shot and died in March.
Ah, the process of elimination.
As much as I despise the cheese-eating surrender monkeys, they sure now how to indicate a disaster. Mayday, mayday.
It is my birthday, but thankfully has nothing to do the the french word or any of the disasters mentioned.
Be careful or you will get a verbal lashing from Lividemerald and Bobb. LOL
April Fool’s day is my birthday and was invented to mock the French for refusing to change New Year’s Day which was on 1st April in France.
PS For sale 2 French fighter jets, only 10km on the clock LOL.
As for cheese eating, the EU are trying to insist on pasturisation of all milk put into cheese. Almost all French cheese would be made extinct.
I would like to know the origin of the word obsequious.
hey marina what does the word doogy mean?
hey marina where does the word fuck come from?
What word in the English langauge has the highest number of different meanings?
Now THAT would be an interesting assignment.
Surely “jack” must rate pretty highly…..whoops, sorry Shirley…..
Jack who? Did someone say my name? I was sleeping. :roll:
Oh rate “Jack”, Boy you can not even fathom the number of different meanings of my name.
Anyone have some examples? :mrgreen:
As Jill from foreign country say: “Eee! Jack. You late!”
is or love
My guess -
I think the OED has it with almost 200 different definitions.
Guess number two is a word that comes up every now and again around here. As Ralphie in the movie A Christmas Story put it – The Queen Mother of all dirty words…the F – dash – dash – dash word.
That word and its derivatives exist in every part of speech:
noun: a good f—
verb: let’s f— (and can be transitive – John f—ed Jane – or intransitive — Jane got f—ed)
adjective: I’m doing all the f—ing work!
adverb: She is f—ing beautiful.
I haven’t seen a complete set of definitions for the word, but just thinking about it, I can come up with a whole list of different nuanced meanings. I am not sure if it gets to the level of the word “set” but it sure is more fun to talk about.
Every part of speech? What about preposition?
How about cross for all parts of speech (except for pronouns)
noun: He was nailed to a cross.
verb: He crossed the street.
adjective: He looks cross.
adverb: I’m feeling cross today.
preposition: Pass the hammer cross the table.
interjection: Cross! (Sorry, not a good example! :sad: )
Preposition? Well, one can f— in a preposition or a post-position, depending on preference. :lol:
hey marina what does cunt mean?
cant understand normal thinking
I agree you with livid emerald you licked that one !
You must be a cunning liguist !
What does it mean? “female intracrural foramen”
‘Tis theory number 1.
hey marina what does chink mean?
ok…ok…i got it!! i say MAYDAY came from #2…A virgin, named MAY who had a bad DAY on the titanic when it slammed into the plymouth rock iceberg in 1492! that is the o’virgin you meant, right?
woo hooooo! what do i win?? :razz:
Wow your amazing! How did you know that?
What did you win? The same thing we all do… :mrgreen:
Congratulations cc! Come on down, …… you’ve just won an all day vacation in Massachusetts, with, like a virgin, Madonna! Be sure to dress up in Pilgrim cloths, no hanky panky is allowed, …wait a minute……you have to wait for Madonna to get divorced/sorry.
I finally understand the name of your website….
It’s because you are too hotforwords right? :grin:
No, she’s WayTooHotForWords!
Maybe I should change my channel ID to
but there are too many characters. Give me a friends invite enjoy observation of these vids together as they are released if you are interested buddy.
Agreed look at my channel ID
Would you please investigate the origin of the word/term “catbird seat.”
This expression might stem from the fact that birds can see a lot from their high-up perches. They can also hear all kinds of stuff. Catbirds are excellent mimics, as I recall. They are native to the area where I was raised.
I once knew a parakeet named Buzzard who had memorized three vocalizations:
1.) “Meow….Meow” she would do this for hours. It reminded me of the sound of a catbird.
2.) “Here kitty kitty kitty!” This drove the resident cat inSANE, and
3.) when brought outside the cage, she’d perch on your shoulder and whisper into your ear, “I’ll shit on your shirt” and she wasn’t kidding!
hey marina what does mortar mean?
I’m not sure. But there’s a story that a bricklayer was sued for building a wall that crumbled to the ground. He brought his tools and materials to court with him to be entered as Exhibit A. When the plaintiffs complained, the judge, in a rare slip of the tongue, cried: “Mortar in the court!” It only made things worse. Out of “Mortar…!” came chaos.
Anybody caught mixing cement with a pitchfork will henceforth be labeled a mortarforker.
There is ‘Mortar’ this word than you think. ! LOL
Can’t set which meaning you refer to in ‘concrete’.
Shell we discuss the weapon ?
Or are we going to run a’ground’ discussing it’s use with a pestle and us all having a ‘crush’ on marina ?
I think that it is numberrrrrrr….1.
I would like to know more about the word callipygic. Please use visual references.
Yes, I agree!!!!
:shock: :arrow: ( | )
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Can you do a lesson on the word “Petrol”? I just know its another word for gasoline.
I would say that Petrol is the English word for Gasoline, originating in 1892 as a brand name first registered by German company Carless-Capel & Leonard,
Benzene is the German and Russian term I believe.
I thin that you will find that gasoline is not an English term at all. It is American as are the words lobby, hood (cars) gas (cars) sidewalk, cookies, ho, hooker, jaywalking, soccer.
Marina, do you think Joe Paterno should retire? What’s your opinion Baby he’ll listen too you?
Hellasdog is my student
Uh… :shock: ..what?
The first one.
Anyone pass through a May Day if you travel with us
I’ll bet for the #1 theory; because someone post the answer here in hotforwords.com (a few weeks ago) :mrgreen:
OMG :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
Wow Hitman you know how to click on links and read the entire page. Im so freaking impressed! I’ll give you a GOLD STAR for the day! What ever you do, don’t tell Marina I gave you that. She might send me to detention or something.
Thanks Jack! We will keep it in secret :grin:
Hey!! I have a word to request, actually it is an expression: “What’s up”
I know the meaning, but I would like to know where it comes from, the thing is I speak spanish and if I translate it literally, its meaning changes, so I want to know why it means what it means.
AHHHH :D MY DEAR PROFESORA
I again my beatifull teacher ….
I wanna know if you can tell me the origen of some word in spanish….
Im from chile but all your word are in english…..
PD: sorry but my english is so bad wen I Have to write…. :oops:
Where does he word tangerine come from? Is there any connection to Tangiers Morocco?
I am so thankful that You survived Marina.
I will go with the #1 choice.
It is “ugh’ from the French word “m’aaideer: meaning “help me”. See below –
The Mayday callsign was originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897-1962) . A senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the word “Mayday” from the French m’aider.
Yes, I cheated by googling, but why shoudl this school be any different from my regular school days :cool: :mrgreen: :wink:
Where’s footnote #4? :?:
Footnote 4 was on Wikipedia (citation) and I forgot to delete it LOL
wait, you did, 2hotforwordsfanclub, or icebreaker did? :?:
Well because this teacher is hotter! :mrgreen:
Ok Icebreaker. I have one for you. What is the Morse Code for “Mayday”? :twisted:
Forget Morse Code, just stick your head out of the cockpit and yell; someone’s bound to hear ya! :mrgreen:
Sorry. You can answer that, icebreaker: IF YOU DARE!!! Mwah-hah-hah-hah-hahhhhhhhhhhh! :twisted:
WL, have you ever stuck your head out the cockpit window at 120 knots? I suck my whole arm out once when I was riding in my friends biplane. The keyword here is “ONCE” Their is a reason they have little windows in front of the cockpit. :mrgreen:
Yeah, I know. It was a really dumb joke. :sad:
It sounded like a joke but it wasn’t oneâ€”wonder if there’s a word for that… :?:
I’m pretty sure it’s #1
im taking a wild guess… theory number one? and i would like to request the word ‘movie’ or ‘film’ well, theyre both the same
OBVIOSLY IS NUMBER ONE FRENCH WORD MAIDER WHICH MEANS HELP OR SOMETHING ILKE THAT :D GOOD JOB MARINA
I WOULD REALLY LIKE MEET YOU SOMEDAY IN MY LIFE JIJIJIJI
I’d like to know the origin of: surprise
Nr.1 for sure ;-) Remember something from high-school history classes. It was some misunderstanding during radio contact.
Okay, the consensus seems to be #1, from the French m’aidez. But I am going to go one further, and suggest that it is specifically from WWI biplane pilot chatter in the French war theatre, and that is why it is mostly an aviation term…
I’m willing to say 1, I’m hoping you changed the pattern of the answer always being 2
No 1 for me thanx hot teacher :wink:
I would like to guess that the answer is #1… however…
I was told from a questionable source that the word really came from some guy back in the hood… circa 1261. Supposedly he said to his executioner… “may I live another day”. This guy said it SO FAST… it sounded like… Mayday! This is what the crowd heard and the guy’s last words lived on. Sort of a legacy.
:arrow: :shock: Je ne sais pas!
Neat, but where’s footnote #4? :?:
Note #4 musat have been a mistake. It looks like a faamily-tree reference. In case you are interested here is a link to wikipedia for the reference:
Not that I was interested in who Frederick Stanley Mockford was or anything. :mrgreen:
Where did you find that answer? :evil:
icebreaker found it at Wikipedia. Was that the question or were you asking about something else?
I’ll go with #1 – there was quite some exchange of words between English and French during all those past wars and rivalries. England was even conquered by the French once.
Anyway, being the oldest profession known to men, where does the word prostitute originate from?
the oldest profession wasn’t a prostitute. Prostitutes came from the temples after the priestesses were “engineered” out of existence by new religions and ways of worship.
It’s much older than that. When people still lived in caves, men hunted prey and brought the meat to women as gifts and proof of their strength and capability. In return for the meat, the women ‘rewarded’ them. It’s that old.
No. no !, caevman beet wumin on hed with klub, she giv bodee. bodee guud! but then kum babee. no guud. bad cavenma! ug! :sad:
that’s not prostitution as a profession.
That’s interpersonal relations in a patriarchal hierarchy.
The priestesses were “paid” with “tributes” to the god/goddesses they represented. and afterward were paid for the services they provided.
Priests and Warmongers (for cavemen- shaman and chiefs) were around long before.
Random lesson leads to random comment: nighteye, I back [prostitute] word use analysis by Marina
the minds temple…HotForWords…Republic of LEXICON*****minds #$ …. know no scattered…pound the cash bar :idea:
I think that most people know that the Titanic sank in 22nd March 1912.
As the French word Maider means come and help/rescue me we have our answer
Just to confirm as i am not American so i had to cheat and I had to look up Lincoln’s assassination date April 15, 1865
PS it is obvious that the worlds most cowardly nation should invent the term mayday LOL
PPS……… 2 French fighter jets for sale . Only 10km on the clock !!! !!!! LOL
Check your history. The French have been in many wars over the centuries, and they have shown great courage in many of them. The whole notion of French cowardice stems from the 20th Century world wars. However, cowardice was not the reason the French fell to the German invasions. Also, during WWII, the French Resistance worked very hard to screw up the German occupation and gain access to valuable information through political infiltration. This helped pave the way for the American victory. It’s so easy to fall prey to long-held views that were inaccurate in the first place. And, of course, the American media has never been kind to the French. Oh, and just for the record, I don’t have an ounce of French blood in my ancestry. But I have studied French history as part of my M.A. in French Literature.
Hopefully you only say that, in jest. When one speaks against his own nation , he is an activist. When one speaks against a neighbour, he could be considered an enemy or at the very least a fool or agitator. (context is key) :neutral:
Thanks Billy B
Of course it was said in jest.
Lividemerald I also study history it was tongue in cheek !
It is fact that most French hate Brits despite all we did for them in the war so it’s just my little jovial dig.
The recent reputation comes from France’s opposition to the invasion of Iraq, which when UK and US propaganda is filtered out was absolutely immoral and wrong. So the French were right.
Not quite sure why you think WW2 was an American victory.
I think history books will say Russia from the East and Britain from the West with considerable invaluable assistance from the US after Pearl Harbour, but certainly not a US victory
If your not american, where are you from?
Hey that was the year I was born. No wait. Im off about 100 years.
April 15th hu? TAX DAY?
My beautiful teacher, would you know the origin of the phrase, “pulling your leg?”
hi marina, just wanted to ask you, if you plz can tell us from where this word came from >gasoongazz? :twisted: plz and thankyou!
p.s. if you can start giving your subscribers a post card each month i think you’d have alot of people appreciate what you have to say much more! kisses :grin:
I think #1 is the answer. It makes sense when I think of the past 100 years of European history. The Germans gave us the term for “Surprise Attack” (Blitzkrieg), and the French gave us the term for “Help Me!”.
Hey, that gives me an idea: “ambush”, you haven’t done that one already, have you, Marina? You could do some fun etymology games with that one. Like, “people used to hide in bushes before attacking,” stuff like that… :mrgreen:
It’s an abbreviation for AMerican georgeBUSH, and describes what he did to Gore in 2000. :grin:
In other words, he gored Gore… :mrgreen:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0O7fVZ8Gs&feature=related What’s this?
1 May in Poland is the same as Labor Day in U.S.(your link).
3 May is is also the celebration of Poland’s national constitution.
I think on 2 May everybody in Poland just takes day off from work.
Here in Canada some celebrate Mayday as a month long festival, but the real long weekend is “Victoria Day”, it’s always a monday, on or before the 24th. It is in recognition of Queen Victoria & a little bit of King Edward the ?? thrown in. As Canada probably can still be considered a commonwealth nation (we don’t want to lose a long weekend) we have parades & stuff. My kids have been involved in our city’s parade for many years now (too many) this year is the last whew :sad: Ironicaly My citys name “Victoria” celebrates Victoria Day but not for the city’s recognition. Tell me I noticed teacher had a little electronic device, do you “get” Canadian Humour??? eg.
typical small town Canada, now how a tourist see’s our city
Cheers & hope you had a good Mayday.
Well Im celebrating boating season today. Does that count?
As funny as “Red Dwarf”?
Loved the tourist video. Victoria is a pretty city. I’ve been there so many times It beginning to feel like my back yard.
i want to know the origin of this word: “Wisdom”, we know we can use it like inteligent (wise). But where is it come from?
Is just i am curious because i like the word.
The piston engine on the jet plane wasn’t a clue not to fly on that airline? cute though. Mezmerized me Marina, with the hot pink hair tie.
I know the answer without the google ’cause you did this @ the cocomment thingy, which you were great in BTW, really showed you off, your charm & stuff, work on the mic thing though. This guy just wouldn’t trust you though LOL http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WHlKlLvZy20 but I’m hotforwords ha ha. Two hot blondies http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=JW8zgzg9GxM&feature=related I can’t believe these haven’t got more views they’re hidden treasures to Marina fans. If you want the answer to the homewaork without google Look around. oops that’s let the cat out…
OK my guess is #1 which would be a great relief to see that you have given the # 2 a rest.
Tres chic – pardon my french – #1
May 1st – May Day – maypole dancing?
So, that’s the origin of pole dancing!
Can you do a video for the word “massage”?
Keep it up, Honeypie! :grin: :mrgreen: :!:
BTW, the videos work great now on the page! Yippeeeeeee! :mrgreen:
It’s “m’aidez” from the French. Aidez, or help (aid), the final Z being silent, and in the formal or collective plural command form of Help Me! the M at the beginning is a reference to whom it is you should help… Me, that is.
And even though it’s a day late, I must reprise the ever-popular folk lyric:
It’s the first of May!
Ditto to the “z”… she was close enough, though. Close enough for me! :twisted:
The French do not say “m’aidez” at all. That is grammatically incorrect. They say “aidez-moi.” So Mayday does not come from the command form. It has to come from the infinitive form: “m’aider.” Perhaps the “senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford” did not know his French grammar…
I don’t know why, but I can’t watch the video today. It doesn’t works for me.
But I read yoyr comments. I’m french and I think the origin expression is “Venez m’aider” (“venez” Come and “m’aider” help me). Only the end of the phrase was kept and it’s Mayday (with the accent).
That’s what I often read about this subjet. :lol:
Kisses from France,
Excellent. :idea: So that’s why I failed that French test about 100 years ago! Thanks lividemerald. And thanks also to bibul, whose extra clarification is invaluable as well (but I’d be satisfied with a handshake if it’s all the same to you).
A tout a` l’heures!
Answer = â„–1
In reference to your question from Cat out of Bag Answer vid:
no, I made that one up. BTW, there’s a ‘bird in the hand’ response from a really old NatLamp you should check. It’s in that same string…I think it’s a response to Prospero or something.
The bushwack things makes me think of Chevy Chase for some reason… Boy, now THERE’S a kook! :roll:
Hi Marina ,,,, I love all youre lessons and I have a a word request ….
is HOMOSEXUAL…. and I wanna know the origen and why is using for de people`s like the same sex
Would you please look up the origen of the word time? Its a common word but many people don’t know what time means or what it is.
She might… if she has the time! :lol: :lol: :lol: Har-har-har-har-harrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
I’m French! Why do you think I have this outraaaaageous accent?! OK, so I’m not French, but that word is. I cheated though because I saw the video from that event. Can I still be the teacher’s pet even though I cheated?
Oh way to go cheater! I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!
Please no farting in the classroom. You will offend lady Marina.
“and who are you whom are so wise in the ways of science?”
“I am Arthur, King of the Britons.”
Don’t forget, they can kill
Oh thats so funny!!!! :lol: I about died myself!!! :!: :!:
That is laughable.
Yeah, saw the event too. hehe.
No 1? Why not. Love your lessons, keep it up teacher!
Aww man, you must’ve beaten me by like 3-1/2 seconds.
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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