Where does the word tip come from?
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Best 1min and 50 sec of my life!! What’s with the umbrella? :shock:
gratuity….random lesson….what is Arnold favorite cheese?
like the sound of # 3 however, i think it is # 2
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You are a real cutie, no doubt! Your trip to the fridge proves (again) that you are hot forwords & hot backwards as well… What else to say to someone who likes good tea & good cheese…
:mrgreen: :shock: :???: :cool: :idea: :oops: :!: :?: :arrow: Use a Chalk Board as a diagram chart as visual samples.
It was originated in the old English pubs. It stands for To insure prompt service.
I was trying to find out what going on with the Mexican Newspaper
but some how I came here instead… :mrgreen:
In australia a TIP is where you take your rubbish.
You are really too HotforWords!!! I’t nice to have someone so lovely make me a little smarter. Love having the ratings stars back!!!
I am merely guessing that it is #1, but I dare not cheat.
Teach, word suggestions; OERO
7UP, DR PEPPER
what about the word Multimedia. This is a very common word, where does it comes from?
Marina can I request the word ‘Peeping Tom’? I want to know where it came from and if it has anything to do with a guy named Tom. Please and thank u- Mikei14975
Oooo I have a word request: forwards. As is HotForwards. Why did you choose that name? Its silly! :razz:
As you were making your tea, I had to wonder if you were wearing any panties.
Oh yea, the lesson: TIPS #3
To Insert Panties Service
What am I thinking? Now that you’re an almost-famous type in HollyWould, maybe you only tip rock stars onstage with your panties.
Takes me back to the days on Sunset Strip when the rock stars used to throw ME…well, that’s another lesson:
This one works. I’ll get it right in a minute. :oops:
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Here’s a “word”? that I found reading today.
Is there a word for this word?
Does this mean “overestimated”?
I’ve always assumed it was to insure prompt service but I don’t think the spelling and grammar around the use of insure is correct (ensure?). I’m going with #2.
For a word suggestion, has you done the for unlawful carnal knowledge word?
Hi Marina, I would like to know where did the words table because in italian was tabola and castellano tabla
Hola marina soy de argentina, mejor dicho de puerto madryn chubut patagonia. Mi duda es la siguiente. La palabra en ingles “table” de donde probiene??? ya que en italiano es la tabola en espaÃ±ol tabla y en ingles table. son muy parecidas entre si. Espero que sepas castellano jajaja bueno besos grandes y sos una diosa… directamente ya vas a pasar como un amor platonico.
Hi Marina, I would like to know where did the words ‘Cellar’ and ‘Basement’ originate from, and do they have the same meaning, I did not want to register on your website but I had to somehow to be able to request a word, now I challenge you to tell me the meaning of the word ‘dafiina’. All the best ! :wink:
I like emotions that I feeling when looking at you. I like your emotions too when you are teching us :)
So I just want to know the origin of the word – EMOTIONS
I’m guessing #3. btw, can you tell us what the origin of the word, “reptile”. I heard it’s from a middle-eastern word “reptil”, which was from the old french word, “reptile”, which was from the latin words, “reptile” (long e) and “reptilis”, which means “creeping”. But I don’t believe this as the Komodo Dragon can grow more than 4 ft, and when it walks, it’s not exactly called crawling.
It would have to be word origin #2, the other 2 use bad grammar, the context that your using the word ‘insure’ should be ‘ensure’ which would make it T.E.P or T.E.P.S
My favorite tip is “Don’t use Drugs” I guess #3? Oh, nice legs!
Dear teacher Marina, I often come across the word ‘cum’. e.g. i am working as a janitor cum office clerk. and i shoot my cum all over her belly. please help me my beautiful ans sexy teacher. thank you very much.
i’ll have to go with Number 3.
Can you please tell me where “Pretty Ugly” came from. these two words are exact opposite but we use them together all the time.
I love you and love your lessons, keep them coming! :grin:
i’ll go with #3 :cool:
I would like to know where the word “Masturbation” came from, its a kl word and would love to hear you say that in a sentance lol
Great site btw
i would guess #2 or #3 but i just want to watch you get some more tea, or could you make me a cup…
I’m going to go with origin number two :!:
can you do the word Love??
Hellloo Marina!!!!! I am back. I have neer really left persay, just VERY tied up with oboigations. I’ll be sure to catch up on all of your video segments and buy your books, dvds, etc…
p.s. have you read “who moved my ceese?”\\also, for the record you look amazing today.
While you were gone, someone moved your cheese You sound busy, must be looking for new cheese. “Smell the cheese often…”
Marina looks amazing everyday, too bad you have to miss out sometimes.
what, i love different kind of cheeses but didnÂ´t get any
I’m guessing number one. I’ve heard it’s “to insure promptness”
Marina, I like the human side of the show today. You sure
are a cutie pie! I’m gonna look out for that tea.
Thanks again and +5 for you.
Welcome back Dvdpage. Missed ya. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Kinda missed the favor of her old videos that where less scripted. I guess thats why people where attracted to “Real World” show. It was a bit harder to predict what was going to happen. And YouTube is filled with unscripted videos. Think about what makes a great movie. You laugh, You cry, You fear, You get mad, You get happy. You experience all the emotions in an hour and half. That makes a good movie. Do you agree?
I’ve been busy but wouldn’t miss out for long.
Marina keeps it real and I do agree with you.
I was lively in the latest “tips answer” today so
I’ll catch up to you later. Its 12:30 and I’ve got
a 6:00 wakie later on.
I’m also wondering where the phrase “What’s up?” came from.
I’m thinking it’s option two.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say #2.
To Insure Prompt Service would be the answer here… and also..
I’m wondering what the origin of the term “Cloud 9″ comes from? As in, someone that is lost in their own world, not paying attention, or extremely happy. But the origin?? I know if anyone can find it, you can!!
Hello Marina, I’m from (ParanÃ¡ – Entre RÃos – Argentina)my name is lucas you wanted to say that I am happy to see you and you’re very nice
I leave you a hug
to insure prompt service is the answer.
I think you should go over the origin of the word threshold.
Are you a NorthWest Sailor? I sail in Seattle.
Maybe I should have posted this here and not in the Bistro Answer. Just wondering if you gave credit to the wrong person on Bistro request. You said BOGAMIR requested it. Did you mean me, BOARGMIR?? I did not request Bistro. Just thought I’d let you know that someone else may want the credit for that word. :smile:
yes, she meant you. but she’s right, your name is bogamir, you just spelled it wrong.
i looked that up in the dictionary… can’t find it. so you can’t spell it.
Actually there is a bogamir and he requested the word :-)
are you saying my dictionary widget is wrong?
pah! write your own dictionary! including your own spelling! and when you get like 300 years old you’ll have an expert opinion on correct spelling and make others spell as it says in buzzword’s dictionary!
btw, the spelling check in safari marks “ain’t” as not being in its dictionary. sux0r.
that’s like my point, who’s dictionary is correct? the authority of a dictionary is situational. sure writing a resume, term paper, article whatever a dictionary is handy. but, when i need to define a word i heard on the street where do i go? back to the street, where the action is. i mean consider the word, “junk” the phrase, “do you want to see my junk?” one could find themselves in a garbage heap with a naked dude selling heroine. the usefulness of the holy dictionary is situational and infrequent during conversation. i use it when the situation demands it, and that situation doesn’t necessarily establish rules for word use in other situations.
What do I get if I beat some sense into aLx and buzzword?
you’re already down by 8, oh prose perro, how you gonna beat anyone given this score?
With my bare fists, and mercilessly. That’s how. :grin:
Prose Perro – I like it!
Thanks for clearing that up, Marina!
:lol: forgive me :lol: had to watch this 5x yes 5x and still all i see is you in that yummie yellow sexy dress :lol: pls wear a cheerleader or french maid outfit that would be AWSOME thanxs for making my day sooo much better :smile:
hey marina im a fairly new subscriber to you and i’ve always wanted to know where does the word epi come from or mean?
see what i mean? i would very much like the origin and the meaning of that
I have a word, rather a phrase, I would like to know the origin of: ” THE WHOLE NINE YARDS”
Which is used to describe using every thing availible, going the distance, giving everything you have. I have heard that this comes from WWII, that fighter planes had the .50 calibre ammo laid out before being s-folded into the ammo trays in the wings. The capicity of these trays were 27 feet of belted ammo, or NINE YARDS. So if you came back empty, you gave the enemy all you had, or THE WHOLE NINE YARDS!
This is a good story and sounds very feasible, but is it true. I know Marina can find the truth! :grin:
I will go with # 2.
Teach, PRODUCT PLACEMENT!!! CAACHING!!!! I think someone like …….Victoria Secret,,,needs to supply You with all Your outfits , And so and so, Your back drop furnishings, Make up?? shoes?? what ever You need. Hell ,,You need an Agent , Baby.
I think she has one. Well at least for booking appearances.
acronyms are are usually wit, not words
I’d like to request the origins of where 5X5 came from :eek:
Mathematics lessons ?
Someone already covered that one.
Hey I have another one…lol. How about “roof”? Now that would be interesting.
“disambiguation”, i find alot of people dont understand this word.
Hey beautiful…I was wondering where the word “Dad” or Daddy originated from…since I happen to be one!
Homework Assignment : TIps
I have chosen Option Number : 3
and I request the word
The fairest segment yet, a simple slice of Life. My compliments to you Professor.
Marina, why is this very sexy citrus fruit called a grapefruit? They do not look or taste like grapes. Grapes grow on a vine, grapefruit on a tree. What gives with the weird name? Please investigate!
Love you Marina!
Number two, no doubt. Lots of comments on this one, wonder why.
can you tell us the origin of the word muse or maiden? :D
Iron Maiden. Legendary. Goin’ to ‘em tomorrow. Sweet. :grin:
How are you going to fuck A, Buzz?
You got a triangular dick? :lol:
I just had a m8 of mine recently work at an Iron Maiden concert, and he just told me a couple of hours ago that he’s gonna be working at the upcoming Judas Priest concert here as well :D
Buzz loves to have sex with the alphabet. I wouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried doing double DD’s. :shock:
whoa, bob, you said “dick”!
This week I met a modern day vagabond. He is traveling the country aimlessly and documenting his travels with a video camera. He has a website, aimlessmovie.com. A most interesting character, to be sure. Can you tell me were the word vagabond comes from. Is it from the Latin vagari “to wander”
There is only one word for this guy: Angel. You have met an Angel.
73 and 88
:wink: can you do the orgin of the word summer for the first day of summer june 21 or whatever the date is and for my graduation from grammar school i might be 14 but i know a hot girl when i see one
Can you point out where the hot girl can be found please.
Us Marina fans don’t know any sorry :wink:
Yea Im with Tig on this one. I can’t seem to find any hot girls on here either. Wait on second thought I think Tig is looking for a hot hamster. :mrgreen:
I know of one. :evil:
no one of the 3 answers is correct!
The word originates from the 16th century verb tip, which meant “to give unexpectedly”, and was derived from the German word tippen, meaning “to tap.”
Hey Tiger wouldn’t you like to take the place of her mouse she is feeding cheese to. :mrgreen:
Don’t even go there. That was my instant reaction. :mrgreen:
But I would rather be her computer mouse to be honest.
Imagine her having her hands all over me. :lol:
LOL. She should put you up on her next vid. That would be cool. Its funny Marina named the Peacock Bob. Now its Bobs favorite avatar.
It’s not a pea, Jack, more like a courgette; come on now, girl, and eat your vegetables. :lol:
i’m thinkin’ yellow is now my favorite color (or is that colour)…
i’m going with #3 – #1 tripped too quickly off the tip of your tongue and as for #2, i can’t imagine anyone tipping a servant…
well, not gratuitous tipping, anyway…
oh, wait…maybe tipping a servant was a game they played, like goin’ cow-tippin’…
how about new word “cucumber”?
Establish the rules first on the tip. Could also be used @ the dutch lesson.
3rd rock, that was a funny show.
With all the bad puns & some good ones that fly around here, I can’t believe nobody wanted to rename the Video. “Marina cuts the Cheese”, “Hotforwords favorite teas” or “Almost Embareassed” :oops:
Oh My Gawd Mr. B. We must have been sleeping on the switch on that one. Your right she did cut the cheese and then never apologized about it. In fact I heard the knife hit the counter when she cut the cheese. It must have been bad because did you see her put the cheese into an air tight plastic bag? Oh then she sits right in front of the camera and eats the cheese right in front of us. She didn’t even offer any cheese for us. She gave some to that rat. She didn’t even offer any to our pet hamster Tig.
Well that was my feeble attempt to poke fun at Marina cuts the Cheese joke. :roll:
I’m trying to play the ‘guess the cheese’ game. It looked like a big wedge of Jarlsberg that got sliced into, but the lack of holes within the cheese would denote otherwise. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that the cheese in this video lesson was Edam. I may never know if I’m right. Anybody else out there have any guesses? :???:
Ok I’ll bit your cheesy game. Monterey is my guess.
better yet let’s guess her laundry detergent! oh how i enjoy contemplating any innocuous item owned by marina. it’s a hoot!
Trader Joe’s Laundry Detergent?
ha, that was funny. and you know trader joe’s laundry detergent is really good and a bargain to match. i use it and my dishes sparkle!
And I bet you use your dish soap in the laundry. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
no, i use it in the shower, where i bath, wash dishes and do the laundry. it’s all very efficient since i eat while sitting on the john.
yeah, you figure it out. edam, gouda, whatever. in the meantime, have some ice cream.
Uh-oh. Brainfreeze. :shock:
hey, aLx. i know how <a
href=”http://www.misterwhippy.com/P1010054.JPG”you could pick her up.
hey, aLx. i know how you could pick her up.
what? 97% fat free ice cream? what the hell is that gonna taste like? nah, man. I once bought this fat free milk. tastes like water.
I also don’t wanna be named “mister whippy”.
dude, if that chick wanted to call you mister whippy you would be there with a paper hat and an ice cream scoop.
and a whip.
you just provided me with this really fucked up indiana jones image. indiana jones and the chamber of the dairy queen.
yeah, I got the wonder whip.
Shades of Trees Lounge!
wonder whip, dead on, you can shoot from the hip.
Why does Captain Jack want to know about Monterey ? :lol:
Well I’ve been to Monterey, Cali and heard there was some cheese there so I just took AWAG (A Wild Ass Guess) and picked Monterey. I like Monterey Jack mixed with Colby. But it has to be organic or I might die with a smile on my face. :mrgreen:
Captainjack, would that be orgasmic instead of organic then?
Naw cheese doesn’t turn me on that much. Im highly allergic to bovine products that have pesticides in them. I frown at the “Drink Milk” ads. :sad: I can’t understand why they want me to drink poison. Oh now I remember why. Its so I can buy some kind of pill to make me feel better. Drink the Kool-Aid they say.. yea right! :razz:
It would be nice if someone could figure out a way for a site like this one would automatically reload itself instead of hitting F5. :?:
F5 doesn’t even do it for me, I have to click on the “latest lesson” icon.
Pennsyltucky9, what web browser are you using? I’m using Firefox and it reloads automatically.
Oh you guys are having refresh problems too? I thought it was just me. Hummm…..
Do you ever drink what we call Russian tea. We drink it around Christmas time. :?:
Marina, while we’re tossing around ideas for costumes I don’t suppose you would ever consider body paint? I’ve seen some incredible bodypaint jobs at FantasyFest in Key West…
Body paint!?!?! Im losing conscious just thinking about it.
CPR CPR help help or is it SOS SOS this is month of May how about Mayday Mayday save the Captain. Don’t let him go down with the ship. :cool:
CPR? (Best Scottish accent) It canna’ be done Cap’n! I haven’t got the power!
@ Capman,You crack me up Mike. I’m trying to finish making comments here so I can to shopping for my dinner but this is just too funny to walk away.
@ Sniperskaya, I love that man. I chatted with him one day when he was at a mall signing his new book. The man has many stories to tell. Its sad he’s gone.
It is #2. I was wondering where the expression “Loaded for bear” originated.
Hi Marina :lol: I think option #1 is the correct answer to the meaning of the word tip.
It was a great pleasure to see you standing in your kitchen.!!!! :eek:
Zdravstvuj HOTFORWORDS, you’re word skills are good but I, Mr.CatchMeIfYouCan, am here to challenge you!!! (Cue ominous organ music)
Three words for you…JABBERWOCKY…HONKY-TONK…SUCCUBUS…
Good luck HOTFORWORDS…and do svidaniya!
i like to know where the word fajita comes from
On the packets in Wall Mart ?
Number 1 is the choice! :D
I’d like to know, where does the word CANON (as weapon) come from. :)
NR #3 :wink:
where does the word gay come from
Which meaning of the word gay ? Jolly or a shirtlifter
sry the BB codes aren’t working… so my word is
Ok i want this word please [color=red][b]chocolate[/b][/color]
Let’s see this word: Hacker
I am not one of them, ok?
Well you might not be But I am… :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Well more of the white hat hacker. Old school type. Im no longer an elitist. :sad:
Number 1, Marina, this is the hottest hot for words yet. A chance to see your legs and your kitchen, but especially your incredible edible legs … ah.
Can you find the origins of the phrase “on cloud nine”?
I’ve been working in a mine for 2 years, a really big hole in the earth. Recently I discovered your lessons, and I was wondering, Why is it called a Mine? Im sure there must be some history to it.
Umm I would say 2 since 1 and 3 are very similar, it’s unlikely that they are right. I also have two words that would be interesting to use in the show. I already know their meanings but they come from the same period in time and are two commonly used phrases, they are:
2: The phrase: A square meal
Great video as always
[: zdravstvuj marina:]
i think maybe you should od word “robot” , cos i guess you know it is not of american origin, but of a czech autor karol capek, it is actually a abreviation. i think that might be interesting…
filip from slovakia(former czechoslovakia)
I think its number 2…
And if i am wrong i will be willing to wear the Dunces Cap :lol:
Which brings me to my request, where did the Dunce cap originate?
I think that she has done this one already.
Is there anyone that can find it ?
Pencil case tuckey you are good at finding these
Look in your grandma’s attic. The original one is up there.
Are you from Bradford, PA?
How did you guess that one P? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I am from Bradford England. Its in the West Yorkshire district, Nr Leeds and Manchester
I have something different for you -
I would like to have your take on the phrase “Russian Roulette”. We all know the game but does it have it’s origin in fact?
i think is the number 3 ….. :roll:
Hi marina!! I wanna request a word… well actually more than one, but about the same topic: well, in my language (spanish) the name of the days has a relation with a planet or satellite: Lunes(monday)= Luna(moon), Martes(tuesday)=Marte(Mars), etc…so my question is: what is the origin of the name of the days of the week in english?
I’ll be waiting for an answer dear and trusty teacher :razz: and im sorry if a made a mistake with my english :neutral: , greetings from MÃ©xico!!
I think none of these origins are correct… :roll:
Like laconickid said 2 of those origins are backronyms. And i think that for the other choice that the origin is germanic :wink:
We’ll see in the next video from my dreamy teacher! :mrgreen:
I’ll go with origin No. 2. Apparently the other origins are examples of backronyms.So by the process of elimination, I choose No.2. Unless, of course none of these choices is correct. :???:
To insure prompness is the correct answer. Once waiters saw the opportunity to make extra money, they purposly gave slow service to those who didn’t prepay, making the non-tipping customer wait. Eventually, when even the advance tip did not bring good service, because everyone was paying, the customers started giving it for service after the meal.
The third answer is interesting, because it is almost the same as the first, but I don’t believe that a single box at the door would have incented the staff to be more prompt.
you got me stumped again marina, well done!!
The more I hear the origins, the more I have a feeling that tip is not an acronym. Therefore, I will guess origin number 2 :)
I think with origin #2, that you would give a small amount of money to someone who he or she believed to be inferior, seems to make more sense.
Because when someone tips. It is usually to someone who has a public servant role. (ie, a waiter, or doorman, or maid, or bartender). So I believe that for that reason, a public servant would be considered as socially inferior, as they would be catering to your needs :) of course i could be wrong :wink:
hope that made sense :grin:
Dude! Iron Maiden rocked so hard! first time i’ve seen them, i’ll be going back next time around! do you know if JP is coming to the states? hope so :smile:
Would it be untoward for me to ask you for the origins of the word “untoward?” :mrgreen:
I have a fench word request :grin:
I’m from Belgium (french part) and newly discovered this website and i liked to know the origin(s) of my favourite word in french.
This word is “azimut or azimuth”.
Thx teacher! :wink:
I have a word request.
The morning radio show I listen to was talking about the word “pompon” – one of the guys is a stickler on grammar and spelling issues, and when someone said “pompom” for the thing’s cheerleaders use, it was pointed out that the correct word is “pompon.”
So, is pompom also correct? Or is pompon the only correct spelling? And what is the origin? What does pompon have to do with hand-held things with tassels?
And, obviously, it’s very important that you dress the part if/when you do a video.
Anyone concur in this request? Cheerleader Marina?
aLx – it should have been clear that word origin was not my primary motivation in this instance… :grin:
Yea it might not have been your primary motivation but now we might get to see Marina’s Pompons! :twisted:
cap’n – bingo
B….. I…. N… G. O and Bingo was his name’o.
Great suggestion prospero811! Any excuse to dress up in a cheerleader outfit :-) It looks like it comes from the French word.. and the English misheard it. Now.. I can’t seem to figure out where pompon came from.. hmm…
Talking of dressing up, I still want to see you in a Navy uniform doing Candyman.
Marina, if you’re contemplating costumes, might I suggest a white fur ushanka with matching white fur bikini under a long white Russian lynx coat? :shock:
As for the cheerleader outfit, I think most of your students would agree you already have the pompoms. :twisted:
Marina, I have a word request which has been prompted by this video and which I think is pertinent, but I hope you will not be perturbed by it.
The word is “pert”.
Whilst I’m about it how about doing “perky” as well?
I hope you don’t find my request impertinent. :lol:
Oh I would pay to see Marina in a Navy uniform. :mrgreen:
Simmer down, fellas. Don’t try to muscle in. I’m getting her into a cheerleader outfit, and don’t want you monkeys screwing it up for me.
She won’t be in any cheer leading outfits I’m sure
I heard from her sister the other day that she was going to do a video with a cheerleader outfit on. We’ll just have to be patient and give her some time to put it all together. :grin:
I gather from the comments on that video that it’s some lady calling in to thank Putin for something. I am not sure what you’re getting at though. :?:
well, it says “Orig. incertaine” everywhere, anyway. so I guess she’s good to go dressing up as a cheerleader and not giving the word origin. but maybe there’s a few theories. could be interesting. (the theories.)
translation of the conversation: click “more info” without hesitation. it’s no sensation but a fun situation
Tkhans for taht lnik, aLx.
It’s a ftsacniinag scejubt, isn’t it?
Prospero, Marina, Anyone, Who decides what is correct spelling of a word?
those decisions are just arbitrary decisions.
spelling ain’t that important anyway.
I recently saw an article about reading comprehension and misspelling. It seems that as long as the first and last letter of each word is correct and all the other letters are present in the correct number, the brain can work out the correct spelling.
I can’t find the example I had at the moment but I’;; try to find it and post it later on.
Everybody, through custom. Dictionaries tend to provide expert opinion on correct spelling.
I disagree with aLx that those decisions are “just arbitrary.” “Arbitrary” means “subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion.” The determination of correct spelling is a collective decision, and when the OED and Webster decide on a “correct” spelling it’s not based on a determination of the collective practice, reviewing databases and files of language, and by consulting reference works. A dictionary is descriptive, not prescriptive, meaning it is a demonstration of how the word is actually used. That’s subject to the lexicographer’s judgment, but an exercise in reasoned judgment is not arbitrary, particularly where multiple sources agree.
Spelling has degrees of importance depending on the type of communication involved. In on-line message boards, texts, emails, and other informal settings, spelling is of little to no importance to most people because what matters is whether intended meaning is conveyed. However, in textbooks, scientific papers, and other strictly formal writings, spelling means a great deal for obvious reasons. In casual reading, novels, short stories, etc., I also would argue that spelling is very important, because one wants to enjoy reading what is written and not have to decipher someone’s mess.
When I type a text message on my phone, for example, I get 160 characters. Each character is, therefore, precious, and to fit the most information into 160 characters, shorthand, phonetic spellings, skipped letters, etc., are normal and appropriate. Who cares? On the other hand, if I’m writing a resume and want someone to take me seriously for a job, I should use accepted spelling.
Err…. I mean… it is based on a determination of collective practice…. oops… I clicked “submit comment” too quickly….ugh.
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Translation into orthodox spelling for the other 45 people. :smile:
If you can read this, you have a strange mind too. Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.
I couldn’t believe that I could actually understand what I was reading.
The phenomenal power of the human mind, according to research at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Amazing huh?
Yeah and I always thought spelling was important!
I could read it so easily – you really do learn something new every day!
prospero, oh great grammar hammer, what is the formal system by which everyone by custom determines correct spelling that you mention? how is it organized? i mean has everyone been meeting and voting without telling me? this could explain why i disagree with you so often. arbitrary also means casual, which i think is an appropriate description of the way word spellings change. yours truly, the mean grammar jammer.
WOW!! I OPENED UP A CAN OF WORMS ON THIS ONE.
Hey Bob, That was interesting. I read that just fine. I don’t understand how I did that. I guess its like Morse code. You just learn the sound of the word and not the individual dits and das. Im horrible at spelling. I spell check every word I type.
So Bob how did you type that? Using a special website?
With all do respect, buzz, I checked several dictionaries and none of them say that “arbitrary” means “casual.” For example:
arÂ·biÂ·trarÂ·y Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[ahr-bi-trer-ee] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation adjective, noun, plural -trarÂ·ies.
1. subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion: an arbitrary decision.
2. decided by a judge or arbiter rather than by a law or statute.
3. having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical: an arbitrary government.
4. capricious; unreasonable; unsupported: an arbitrary demand for payment.
5. Mathematics. undetermined; not assigned a specific value: an arbitrary constant.
The first definition of the word above appears to be most applicable to a decision to do something or another.
Note – I did not state or imply that it was a “formal” system. I said that lexicographers do not act arbitrarily. They don’t. They study how words are used in common usage, and review databases of language, reference works, etc., to determine how words are used in real life. The dictionaries, like the Oxford English Dictionary, then print those definitions as “descriptive” of the spelling “as used,” not “prescriptive” of how a word “should” be spelled. This isn’t one guy just capriciously assigning meanings left and right. If you go to the Oxford English Dictionary’s website and/or Ask Oxford or look in the preface material or appendix material to any good hardcover dictionary, they will explain how they come up with spellings and definitions – they don’t make them up out of thin air, or with caprice – they aren’t “unsupported or unreasonable” and they certainly aren’t subject individual will or judgment without restriction.
There are no spelling police. There is no official body of English spelling. But, if it’s between some guy posting on a message board, and the reasoned, researched decision of the lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary or Merriam-Webster, then I’ll go with their spelling as more indicative the way the word is spelled now.
Yes, spellings can change, and that does happen. But, it doesn’t happen every time somebody spells something wrong. I’m sure you agree with that, I suspect. If someone says “dog” is spelled “gargantuanadon” it’s fair to say they are wrong. Sure, someday people may opt to spell “dog” with the letters “gargantuanadon” but right now that’s wrong. And, that’s not arbitrary.
cambridge university never did this study. you may be interested in this, though.
now, what would be an “expert opinion on correct spelling”? what in the world is that? you may have an opinion on spelling, but an “expert opinion”?
no, it is completely arbitrary. we had a spelling reform a while ago over here. so … a group of people came together, they decided that this-and-this has to be written so-and-so now. the old speliings are not correct anymore.
plus, you can’t be serious about dictionaries not being prescriptive. I mean, come on now. for real.
okeydokey, all those obsessive compulsive short sighted doinks at oxford and the over educated under sexed merriam-webster stooges rely on the collective whims of who can count them all individuals and the unquantifiable cultural wtf force of acceptance to identify word and definition. the whole kit and caboodle system is based on casual word usage. you can rely on the relative value of oxford or merriam-webster or you could recognize the responsiveness of urban dictionary and wikipedia they all rely on the same haphazard public discourse to get their wordage. which is arbitrary or marked by whim or caprice rather than reason. i know this isn’t an eloquent argument but i couldn’t do any gooder.
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: Determined or marked by whim or caprice rather than reason.
Synonyms: capricious, whimsical
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: accidental, adventitious, aloof, carefree, chance, contingent, cursory, debonair, desultory, dishabille, disorganized, easygoing, fortuitous, free and easy, haphazard, homey, idle, impromptu, incidental, indifferent, indiscriminate, informal, insouciant, lackadaisical, loose, natural, nonchalant, occasional, offhand, perfunctory, precarious, random, relaxed, stray, superficial, uncertain, unexpected, unimportant, unpremeditated, unstructured, unstudied
dictionary.com, no direct spelled out confirmed separated by just a comma relationship between casual and arbitrary. but i’ll hazard to guess that my usage would pass the public, “do ya dig?” test. but based on the merriam-webster-oxford holy trinity your right, but i’ll just visit urban dictionary and change all that. i like you prospero your fun, you bring out the words in me.
prospero, by the way… word out dawg.
Err… the Oxford English Dictionary, which has been in the lexicography business for several hundred years, would be an “expert opinion on correct spelling.” Merriam-Webster, too, has been in the biz for quite a while – I’d say they have more expertise than the average message-board poster.
And, no, aLx, it is not “completely arbitrary” – at least not under any definition of arbitrary in any dictionary on the planet. And, yes, a dictionary like Merriam Webster or the OED is certainly better than any individual “man on the street” as far as understanding what a word commonly means and how it is spelled.
Dictionaries are not prescriptive, because they can and do change over time. When an additional or alternative spelling for a word arises in common usage, the OED will adopt it.
I really am not sure what is so hard to understand about this. It is certainly false that any spelling mistake is not a mistake at all, but an equally acceptable alternate spelling, if that’s what you’re arguing.
Is it acceptable in common practice to spell the word “cat” using the letters “beeblebrox?” If your answer to that is “yes” then we’ll just have to agree to disagree. However, if you wrote something using the letters “beeblebrox” as the spelling for “cat” then I think it’s fair to say that you’re just wrong. That is not the English spelling for “cat.”
What if two people have a difference of opinion as to how to spell a word. Let’s say that one person says the word “cat” is spelled “cat” and the other guy says it’s spelled “beeblebrox” How do we determine who is correct as to what common English spelling is? We could take a poll of every single person who speaks English and see if there is a substantial majority that agrees on the spelling. That might be somewhat inefficient. We could have the bright idea to go out and consult English language works, and databases and linguists, etc. and see how the word is spelled in real life. That, again, would take quite a bit of time, and we might not want to do all that research.
Hey! Here’s an idea! There is a profession out there that actually specializes in researching how words are used in the English language, including spelling, meaning, etc. Yes, that’s right – lexicographers do that kind of stuff for a living, and have been for hundreds of years. They’ve actually done serious research on how words are spelled, what they mean, and even what words might not have existed in the past but now are used commonly in the language. If we look the word up in a dictionary prepared by such a person, we are likely to get a good understanding of what the correct spelling of a word is.
As an aside, aLx, I see you on these boards and very often you correct other people on various issues of linguistics and grammar. You even pointed out my misuse of a word on a previous video. If everything goes, as you continually point out, on what basis you correct anybody on anything?
I don’t think I’ve ever said something like, please use correct spelling, or it’s “you’re”, not “your” or whatever.
we discussed the grammar thing already, dude.
if you’re saying that there is an “expert” opinion on “correct” spelling, and you accept that opinion, you simply accept the fact that there is an instance telling you — and other people — how to spell. that is prescriptive. that is what dictionaries do. they tell you to spell “cat” “cat”, not “cadt” or “catt”. as much as you’d like them to, they’re not 100% descriptive. same goes for your textbook grammars.
I welcome the fact that you read douglas adams’ works. your “cat / beeblebrox” example doesn’t have anything to do with the spelling issue, though.
the experts are the individuals using their language, the collective behavior of every, “man on the street” and, “message board poster” not the lexicographers. the majority of words used throughout one’s life are never referenced from a dictionary because words are primarily defined during a conversation or observing conversation. i don’t need no damn dictionary to tell me what to say or what you should hear. the expert’s dictionary, the whole thing, is all in my head.
Oh did I say a can of worms? :shock: I meant a hornets nest. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Oh this site is so fun! hehehehe
Well, Captain Jack, make sure the bilge pump in your email inbox is running at peak because there’ll probably be some overflow from all this!
buzz and aLx – is it possible to spell a word wrong?
Yes or no.
Buzz – on the definition of “arbitrary” – how would you propose to determine whether the word passes the “do ya dig” test?
aLx – you have corrected grammar, word usage and word meanings – and all of that we discussed before as somehow subject to this same “anything goes” and “nothing is wrong” philosophy you seem to have.
I recall contemplating, after our last debate on this issue, busting your balls about correcting someone. I’ll try to track down where it was. I decided not to, because I figured it was a cheap shot, and I figured we actually didn’t disagree much.
However, now you appear purposefully obtuse – maybe it’s to be contrary, which I can respect. You obviously on some level agree with me. You are saying that “beeblebrox” and “cat” is not a relevant example. The only reason it’s not a relevant example is if you accept that “beeblebrox” is an incorrect spelling of “cat.” If someone tries to use “beeblebrox” for “cat,” they are what? Wrong? Why? Because nobody in their right mind thinks that’s correct English spelling.
I am willing to bet that when you were putting together a resume, or writing a paper for school, you have used a dictionary to get the meaning or spelling of a word. Why? Because it’s a pretty good source for a pretty good opinion of what is proper/common English. If multiple dictionaries agree, you might even conclude that it’s pretty strong evidence that the word is (not should be, but is) spelled the way it’s spelled in the dictionary.
If you were having an argument about how to spell the word “cat” how would you prove to them that “beeblebrox” is NOT the correct spelling? Or “kkkaaaatttt?” Would you just ask you’re friends in the area, and say “what’s the current prevailing English spelling of the word cat?” Or, would you pull out a dictionary? Why? Isn’t it because the lexicographers have experience and expertise in the area, and have actually done the research to determine what is the common English spelling(s) of the word?
buzz – you can’t possibly have misunderstood my posts as much as you pretend. Do you realize that I said EXACTLY that the spelling of the word is determined by the collective will of the people that use the language? You do realize that that is what I said, right?
The issue is “how do we determine what the collective will of the users of the language is?”
Buzz – you and I can both have an opinion what that collective usage is – but neither one of us has, most likely, researched the available data on how a word is in general spelled. My point was that there are people out there whose profession is to analyze the English language and add new words to dictionaries, and determine how people are defining and spelling words in common usage. That’s what lexicographers do. So, yes, a dictionary – the product of extensive research and study – is a better source for common/proper current English usage than your or any single individual’s opinion or any small group of people’s opinion.
I don’t know how to spell a single word. I just put these little shapes in agreed order of the masses.
Hey does anyone stare at a word you know is spelled correctly than after a few minutes you start to doubt that it is spelled correctly? Then you begin to wonder if thats really a word or not? Then you think why am I doing this? Then you run to your fridge and grab your favorite beverage and forget that this even happened.
No Jack, that was a copy and paste from an email I received from a friend, but you can find a utility to scramble your message on this site.
you are referring to an infrequent situation within the context of everyday word usage. i agree with you that under distinct circumstances this, “common/proper/current English” must be used in a very accurate manner to receive an expected positive social evaluation, and that the merriam-webster or oxford dictionaries are recognized by the authorities active in said situation are useful canons of reference to achieve the desired response. outside of this context which is like the majority of the time, the usual source of word meaning is amid the casual discourse of the man on the street. i mean when you go on an interview or a business meeting you change your clothes, change your identity to fit social expectations, so to you dress up your language, so its a situational response. a dictionary’s usefulness is situational and thus not the universal authority that you are suggesting.
oh, further prosopero… spelling a word wrong depends on the judgment of the individuals involved in the communication. again you are assuming the authority of the written word, whereas the spoken word is of primary interest to linguists. and the “do ya dig” test is merely a reference to the process of establishing mutual understanding which occurs during casual discourse that determines the meaning of words in the context of the immediate situation without need of the holy dictionary.
Which, buzz, is precisely what I said.
You and aLx, however, translate this situational, relative usefulness of a dictionary into “it’s all arbitrary” and “anything goes,” as if there is no right and wrong. There is, and the OED, among others, are fine sources to settle issues regarding spelling and meaning. Remember, the argument started with the question of whether spelling was arbitrary. It isn’t. It’s not carved in stone, ordained by holy writ, or codified into law – but it also is not arbitrary, capricious, irrational and without reason.
i will not accept that the oed is the authority on spelling and meaning for the same reasons i will not accept that the christian bible is the authority on ethics and appropriate behavior.
prospero, that statement i just made seems a little out of left field. i’ll explain what i mean. not everyone recognizes the authority of either the oed or the christian bible. even though both are frequently used in particular situations to discern what is and is not appropriate. both are used by a majority of the population as well. their are obvious differences, i admit. but you cannot ignore the right of an individual or group to interpret their own symbols and meanings regardless of the relative authority of institution or majority. you may say that an exchange may ignore your established guidelines the words do however serve the purpose of those communicating and thus are consistent within their interpretation and are correct. just as that right is accorded to you to hold whatever interpretations best serve your needs.
buzz, the key in your post above is that you acknowledged that there is, in fact, a “common/proper English,” and that the OED is a recognized authority on it. Naturally, if a bunch of other sources agree with the OED, then that’s even stronger support.
If you have thought that what I’m saying is that everyone must always use correct English and spelling, then you’ve failed to read what I’ve posted time and time again. When people are writing on message boards, sending informal emails, and sending text pages, and similar communications, then spelling does not mean much as long as both the sender and receiver of the message understand what’s being said. That, however, does not make dictionaries and word meanings “arbitrary” and it does not mean that “anything goes” when it comes to proper English.
It just means that proper English is not always necessary. Heck, sometimes proper English isn’t even preferable (like when writing an informal email, you don’t want to sound like you’re writing an English composition essay).
However, I do appreciate you acknowledging that there does exist something called “common, proper, current English.” Those were your words from the post above. If someone is using English that is not common, not proper and not current English, then they are…….. drum roll please….. using IMPROPER and UNCOMMON English, and if someone is using English that is not current, then it is either outdated, or hasn’t yet entered the language.
Bingo. So, in summary, yes it is perfectly fine and dandy to spell things in a text page (by way of example), like “Hi Jane! want 2 go 2 Wings game 2night? Will b kewl!” There is nothing morally wrong with that. However, that doesn’t mean the words are spelled right.
buzz, regarding your Bible analogy. To carry it to its logical conclusion, to analogize to what you are saying about spelling and English in general, you would argue that not only is the Bible not the definitive guide for ethics, but that there is no such thing as Biblical ethics at all (just like you said, up until your post of 5/30 at 12:42pm above, that there is no such thing as correct current English spelling).
In your analogy, Christianity is to the Bible as English is the OED. If a person were to ask, “what do Christianity say about X?” I could either make it up out of my own head and say that my personal opinion is as good as anybody’s on what Christianity says about X. That, of course, let’s me say that Christian says that Xenu brought Thetans to the Earth in spaceships and dumped them into volcanoes. However, it would not be unreasonable to say that since the Bible contains no mention of Xenu, that Christianity, in fact, does not say anything about Xenu.
Similarly, if one asks “how do you spell the word ‘cool’ in English?” You are certainly free to say that it’s spelled “keewl.” However, if someone looked in the OED, and verified in Websters and Random House and dictionary.com and yourdictionary.com, etc., that the word was spelled “cool” then it’s not unreasonable for someone to conclude that the person who spells it “cool” is right.
That allows someone who is unfamiliar with Christianity to learn about Christianity by reading the Bible, and someone who is unfamiliar with English to look up the spelling of a word rather than going to the man-on-the street and then being told six different ways to spell “cool.”
Does that mean that people are “bad” or “stupid” for using non-standard spellings? Does it mean they’ve violated the law, and that some spelling police are going to come arrest them? Of course not, not anymore than saying that Christians believe in Xenu is a crime or “bad.” It’s just that in the case of Christianity, Xenu not current, proper, common, or correct Christianity, and in the case of English “keewl” is not current, proper, common, or correct English.
This is very interesting. I never knew such a small question would generate this many comments. :???: Im glad my sister isn’t on this blog. She would be putting her 2 cents in for sure. I probably leave the site because she would be continuing to spell & grammar check me all the time.
So my next question is why does my sister get so annoyed when I miss spell a word? :roll:
I’m down with that request.
I am always suspicious of “acronym” etymologies for common words. They are almost always wrong because they are made up after the fact to explain the letters not vice versa,
So, I would say it has to be number two on that basis.
However, my actual guess is that it’s a trick question and that none of the three is exactly right. Just a hunch…
prospero811, don’t second guess yourself :-)
aw, man…I shoulda known…shucks.
Is that a hint?
maybe sniperskaya :-)
Hmmm… the question is… was my “actual guess” a “second guess” or would I be second guessing if I second guessed my actual guess? Or, would that be “third guessing?”
OK.. my head is going to explode :-)
Mayday mayday, cranial pressure gauge critical. Please advise.
Just give her a tip on the head and she’ll be right. :lol:
If that is a hint-ski, I am so screwed-ski :oops:
The answer is simple. Prospero should stick with his first guess (#2) and not his “second” guess. The alternative is unthinkable; if none of the options are correct, then how can Marina be our “trusty” teacher ever again?
You know Prospero, Im starting to rethink my choice. :neutral: Im not comfortable with #3 story of a box next to the door. My first guess was going to be #1. Then I remembered the TIPS story on cruise ships. So I wanted to pick #3. But I think #2 might be right but something is wrong with its logic. You mentioned
I am always suspicious of “acronym” etymologies for common words.
I just threw everything I heard out the window. When taking a test if any part of the answer is false then the whole answer is false. So I would have to check none of the above. Since that is not an option in this game I would just have to …. :shock:
Sorry, I had to reboot my brain. Hang on.. Its starting up…. just a few more minutes. Almost there… *sips more tea*….
Ok what was I talking about? I was unable to save my past work file. :sad:
All I know is I make bank when people TIP me. :mrgreen:
Also, regarding 1 and 2, are we buying an “insurance” policy? Isn’t it “ensure?”
According to the Oxford English Dictionary both “ensure” and “insure” have the meaning of guaranteeing or making sure of something so it appears that the two forms are interchangeable.
on the whole candyman thing, i agree. i was lucky enough to see christina 2 times on her back to basics tour. once in a sports arena type venue and the other in a “private” type show with only 2700 seats. i sat within the first ten rows at both and that girl has an amazing voice. after seeing her i went and bought the back to basics cd and her voice sounds flat on cd compared to live. you can also get that show on dvd now. i still gives me goose bumps ever time i watch it! we love christina…can you tell ?:shock:
What is the origin of the phrase “hand you your lunch?” As in “He will hand you your lunch.”
I request the word “Success”
hi marina!! hmm, what does minimalism means?
sorry for my bad language , im from greece. :) cheers,
keep driving us crazy!!!
I have a girlfriend that lives in Athens, Greece that could help you with your English. She is always correcting me. :roll: :lol: :mrgreen:
Cap’n, I had a German once point out to me that we Americans do not speak English, we speak American.
Girlfriend in every port?
Sorry sniperskaya but I believe that the German is right. There are over 100 American words that don’t exist here in England. Spelling is different also
You got that right Sniperskaya! Its a language all unto its own.
Warren, no not yet. But I am working on it. Im starting to regress back to my old days when I was in the Navy. So now my current plan is if they give me any crap I just leave them at the next port if they are lucky. A port of call might just be a deserted island with Gilligan. :twisted: :twisted:
Hey Guys, when are you going to make some gravatars? :mrgreen:
How about this Gravatar cap?
It’s a bit small and squashed but it suits me :shock:
Yea Spikeysteve. Very funny! I could never figure who would win in that game. The dedgehog or the bike. I guess its one of those Frog vs Crane .
I used to sell hedgehogs at a pet store years ago. Fun pets. Not hard to care for.
Someone mention my name? :???: :?: :smile:
I say, “What about Bob?!?”
I’m not buying into origin #3. I question origin #2, but it sounds plausible. Origin #1 is where I’m putting my money today.
By the way, I’m an old man and I’ve been through a lot of schooling (well, I’m not THAT old and I haven’t been through THAT much schooling) but if you’re looking for a pet, I’m house broken, never chewed anyones shoes, don’t run after cars or chase cats and rarely ride anybodies leg. (kind of paints a picture, huh?)
I don’t want to sound too desperate, but then again, it is what it is.
Feel free to use my icon photo. It’s one of the better photos of me.
One more for the S.O.U.P.?
Sorry Melikadothechacha, you’ve lost me on the acronym. What does S.O.U.P. mean? If pathetic and old are anyplace in the phrase, den dat be me :grin: (Sad, Old, Ugly & Pathetic perhaps?)
Society Of Unappreciated Pets? :roll:
something like that… :mrgreen:
Pretty close Melika, Society Of Unwanted Pets. We are the ones that sit all day in the cages. No one wants us. I guess its because we have cold wet noses. :???:
at least Arnold has a hamster wheel in his cage, I’ll bet.
What’s with Hamsters and that water bottle?
Too proud to drink from a dish?? :mrgreen:
NOOOoooooo!!!! There has to be a way! :oops: I mean, That’s okay, I really didn’t want to be one anyway :cool:
Well if aLx can get picked so can we.
We must Meow, Bark, Squeak, Chirp, and any other noises we can make to get lovely Marina to pick us up as the next teachers pet.
All for SOAP and One for SOAP! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
My guess is #3.
could you please check the origin of the word “Cheapskate”?
A skate can also be a fish…
food for thought :mrgreen:
Is this the right plaice to post my sole reply, or this this a red herring ?
We’d bass squid this seahorsing around.
I’ve kelp Bonita’s picture in my walleye,
just for the halibut. I swordfish I was a
Teachers Pet. It would take a mackrel
for that to happen, pray to Cod.
Guess I octopus harder toward this porpoise.
I dolphin Marina needs a haddock.
OMG! Chacha, you look reely eel! Stand clear and give this man some room to breathe. He needs the kelp of a sturgeon.
frankly Scallop, I don’t give a clam.
Hi Marina, I like to use the word “gooder” for fun and of course many people and English teachers always have a cow and tell me I can’t use the word because it’s not “proper” English but they were never able to tell me why or any reason or rule that makes it wrong or improper to use. I also let them know that the word “do-gooder” is in the Merriam Webster online dictionary. So, can you tell me why using the word “gooder” is improper?
Okay, Ed. Let’s say that “gooder” is your basic “prop English.”
If this is so, then “damn good” is even prop-ER English.
And I guess that means “better” and “best” would be prop-EST English. Jeez, this is already way out of control, Ed.
Tell you what. When your new dictionary is ready for release, let us know.
Meantime, show one real-world situation where “gooder” stands alone without (do-) tacked to the front. I’m curious to see what that might be.
And don’t just try to use it in a sentence like “I played ball asbestos I could.” You can do-gooder than that, Ed :roll: . You found your way here somehow. I have every confidence in you.
I think it’s fine.
“good” is one of those exceptions to the rule. its comparison is irregular. that’s all. just like the plural of “child” is “children”, not “childs”.
eliminating irregular forms is one way of language change, happens all the time. it makes things easier.
maybe the comparison of “good” will change in the next 20 years or so. then they will look at ps9 like, wtf?
err … that’d be pt9. sorry about that.
You’re right to a certain extent, aLx. For eample, had someone told me 20 years ago that the verb “do” would soon see regular usage in the form of “do-able,” I would have immediately suggested “possible” as a replacement and thought it a ridiculous idea. But today, the expression has acquired everyday usage.
Plus, they already look at me like, wtf? So no problem there, hombre.
It’s fine in an Orwellian sort of way.
“It seems unlikely that Orwell would have approved of many of the uses to which his pseudonym is applied. The loose definition of the term and the often poor correlation between the real life situations people describe as Orwellian and his own dystopian fiction leave the use of the adjective at best inexact and frequently politically inaccurate. In many of his essays and letters Orwell criticised words with formally precise definitions being used badly and the vague slide in meaning for many of these words.” wikidpedia
Buzz – good, gooder and goodest are part of the “Newspeak” specifically written about by Orwell in in 1984. Take a look at the appendix. I think something written about by George Orwell in his most famous work could conceivably be properly called “Orwellian,” all respects to Wikipedia.
oh, i never read that book. lit teacher assigned it back in high school but i was like, “dude… it’s 1986, like i remember almost everything from 1984!” but then i did see the movie, that part your talking about wasn’t in that. but then it wasn’t about 1984 in the u.s. at all, it must have been about the 1984 they had in russia or germany or france maybe. your probably right about this one though, can you break dance?
How dare you correct me in the first place, Buzz. The word “Orwellian” means whatever I want it to mean, right?
sure, your the expert on what you wrote, that’s why i prompted your meaning. i put the definition down in the prospero/buzzword dictionary i keep in my head.
Well, good for you on being able to maintain a complete dictionary of meanings for every person you deal with. The rest of us look in the dictionary.
fo’ shizzle prospero.
oops, forgot who i was dealing with. i mean, for sure, prospero.
What? I have no idea what you mean.
I see letters but they’re all arbitrarily placed together. Could mean anything…..
Well, I’ll have to say “have a nice weekend, buzz” – rest assured, if you look those letter combinations up at dictionary.com, you should get my meaning.
Just funnin,’ really so don’t pay me no nevermind. Started a fire, though, didn’t we? :grin:
Happy trails neighbor.
you just provided more fuel for thought. but the fire’s been burnin’ since the world’s been turnin’. burn baby burn!
I just clicked Buzz’s link and was told,
“This video is not available in your country.”
How did that happen?
Are we being censored?
Is Big Brother watching us?
the u.s. government knows what’s good for you, don’t ask too many questions. dick cheney is watching
Why does everyone think its the government watching us? It big business that is running the country. Our government is just the puppet being controlled by the puppeteer hiding behind the curtain.
Matrina! I’m shocked! Drinking tea not made in samovar and not using podstakanniki? And cheese with no caviar on toast points?!!! Are you sure you’re Russian and not Finnish?? :razz:
P.S. Try the Oolong tea.
I’ll go for numbers one and three.
If you want to get good service, put a stack of $1 bills on the table and when your waiter/waitress comes, tell them “This is your tip. Every time your service is less than satisfactory I will take one dollar from the stack. If you are particularly good, I will add more. How much you end up with at the end of the meal is up to you.”
Sniperskaya, I heard of people doing the same thing with the tip. I hate having to bust my butt to work for a tip and find out the guests are cheap scape’s. It just makes it worse for the next guest.
Cap’n, I see your point, but I hate getting piss poor service from some moron who thinks that he/she has automatically earned the ight to a 20% gratuity simply because he (or she) did the job they were paid to do and brought our food. I consider a tip a bonus for outstanding service. What really gets my goat (and my Yak) is when the restaurant automatically adds a 20% gratuity to the bill regardless of what kind of service we receive. :evil:
Yes Im well aware of that restaurants do that. Part of the reason is servers are paid a basic wage. They make most of their wage from tips. So if your in a large party of 6 or more guests they tack on 18-20%. Business save $$$ when their employees are paid in tips. They don’t have to pay taxes on those tips. The real winners in tips is the businesses. The best way to run a business is to run it “Cut Throat” My sister and I used to argue about the need to run a business that way to be successful. She later on leaned that was the best way to make it work in this day and age. Show me a very successful company and I’ll show you a lying, stealing, cheating company. They all are hungry dogs for market share. Being ethical cost money. It can kill a business. 22 years playing the games I know it well.
Some businesses in UK are so unethical that they keep the service charge and fail to distribute it to their employees. Some even compel their employees to hand over any tips they are given in addition to the service charge.
Ethics. Thats where the whole capitalistic plan fails. If good ethics where practices then capitalism would work. But its human nature to stab the other guy in the back and say its good for business.
Is there a litle monkey in that kitchen closet or something?? Can’t imagine someone saying oooooooohhhhh over a can of thee :smile:
a wild guess #3
rated 6 as a 5 is not enough
Origin number 3…to insure prompt service.
Just a little extra. Lets not forget to vote for the sevenmilliondollar man today. Jay we will get you there. Keep up the faith and the hard work. :smile:
Good point Mike, Jay is a funny guy. I hope he tries some comedy when he gets done with the Olympics. :smile:
OK I am going to go with # 1 But that was shortened from # 3
ZDOROVO,dorogaya Marina,ja bez slov kak oby4no…probably even this time i’ll be surprised like last time and none of the three turns out to be completely correct,however as far as i modestly know number 2 is the most probable solutions :wink: s bolshim neterpeniem ozhidayu tvoego reshenia!..oh i forgot.. in Italian word sTIPendio means retribution and wage! itak zna4it,… :grin: oh kak interessno!
OK, This time I’ll actually go for “d) All of the above”. This one really sounds like it started out with #3, then got shortened to #1 and finally became a word by itself, used as in #2.
Oh, and while we’re talking about “pubs” and stuff, I’d like to re-request the origin of “Cocktail”. (OK, I know a few theories myself, but I guess it’ll still be a great lesson.) :razz:
number one to insure promptness
hey marina, how u doin?
I was reading Paulo Coelho’s novel ‘Veronica Decides to Die’ when i came across a question that i thought you would find interesting, and i quote:
“especially in a hospital, where each and every one is a “lunatic”. She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between mad people and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the mad.”
so what do you think? can you help answer my question and find out if there is a relationship between the word ‘lunatic’ and the moon??
thanks and keep it up, love ur stuff!
I am going to go for answer # 2.
the last video ( Don’t Stiff Me! ) was really super :mrgreen: !
Hi Marina, I will say number 3. Captain Jack gave some good advice futher on down the comment list. :smile: :smile: Oh happy day.
PS. I just love that yellow skirt. It will go excellent with your yellow Bikini top. :twisted:
Binkini top, Binkini top, Binkini top, Binkini top, Binkini top, yeay for Binkini top! As much as I hate yellow I might just start to love that color again. The yellow skirt was fantastic. :mrgreen:
It’s only fantastic in your eyes because it is a wide belt.
Well Mike you might have to read my other comment. Prospero really put me into a loop and my brain crashed and burned. I doubt everything people teach me now. I have been so stupid in thinking of what I had been taught in school was correct. :???:
You just need to remediate some
things, Cap’n! It’s all good science.
Our gravity based physics (and
Atari 2600 era technology) got us
to the moon. Now, they’re examinig
plasma physics and showing how
the universe is bound by electrical
and magnetic force, and this force
overwhelms gravity and is the
force which forms galaxies.
Our Sun’s dynamic behaviour fits
the model as a node in a galactic
energy stream which receives
energy streaming in from the
galaxy. The proof is that the
atmospheric temperature of
the sun is several orders of
magnitude higher than the
temp. at the sun’s surface
the sun is too cold to be
radiating this heat – has to
be incoming, Anyway, it’s deep.
Just because things you know change
doesn’t make you stupid, sir. :mrgreen:
I’m amazed at the levels of intelligence that most of the characters
exhibit here. You’re levels up from me as most are that visit this site.
I enjoy the “Intro to Philology” that Marina teaches and I always learn some more from the other contributions that are made by subscribers.
My brain is always running in circles when I visit here.
chacha , I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, “I drank what?”
About gravity, you say its the weaker of the forces. I have to disagree. Yes elector magnetism can easily over come gravity but I think gravity (or the graviton) visits our universe briefly. This makes gravitons appear weak. But I have no experiments to prove my thinking here. We’ll have to see how the hadron collider experiments work out.
Once we find out the existence of the graviton I think it might answer many questions only to add a lot more later on.
Am I stupid, no. I had many I.Q. tests done on me when I was a kid. My latest test show that I’m a bit gifted. I thought of joining Mensa, but could not find a good enough reason to join other than finding a hot date.
Thats great Warren! Keep your brain in shape. Don’t want it to get to fat. I hear from many old timers say this is very important to keep your mind working on anything like puzzles. I’ve started early. I hope someday I’ll be able to solve the grand theory of everything. Yea Im nuts thinking I can but its fun trying. :wink:
if your brain is running in circles its because prospero811 uses circular logic. ha!
Oh funny Buzz, I was watching some Youtube videos last night to learn Circular Breathing. Why? I’m thinking of learning to play the Didgeridoo. I need a weird instrument to play on my sailing yacht. :cool:
I must go with 2 as acrynems were not common till the late 19th and 20th C :smile:
I would go with number one, although I don’t think the actual tips were given before the meal. Rather, a tip was promised before the meal, if the service was fast.
I don’t know todays GTW, guess the word game answer. P.S. We are playing guess the word, ….then you ask, “if you know the answer…..”, this is illogical. We can play guess the word, and you could say, guess which answer is correct. Or, we can play, if you know the answer, please let me know. P.S.S. No, I’m not in a bad mood today, and yes I know that it is bad etiquette to try to correct our dear teacher. And yes this website is somewhat a mutual admiration society, ….just trying to help. Don’t be too hard on me with your ruler! Five stars for this video, and Five Hundred stars for the lesbian game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yj-WoOA8zs, the first four seconds, where you show your amazing interaction with the camera lens/us your dear students!
Good observations, greenbush. Agreed. btw, she can really swing that steel meterstick.
Reply to a comment you posted earlier. What can’t get up can’t get out. :razz: :razz: :razz:
What did the leper say to the prostitute?
Don’t know but he laughed his head off at her reply. :roll:
“You can keep the tip.”
I am going to go with answer #2. Acronyms did not come into use in language until the 1930′s.
It’s a corruption of the Latin “stips” meaning a small amount of money, as in “stipend = stips + pend (from Latin pendere=to pay)”
I’m going to say number 2, to give before a meal would be improper in as much as to give after would give the person being served all the cards in their hands and thus insuring good service in waiting.
Although, 1 & 3 sound plausible and could be right in themselves, good game! Not sure about teachers pet rodent though, if you’re looking for a good creative manger, hey I am your man Marina, indeed management.
Your loving student,
I believe the answer is #2.
Marina, could you please explain the origin of the term “or bust”? As in “Miami or Bust!” or “New York or Bust!” Thanks!
It’s #3. It would be an insult if you say to either a waitress or waiter “Tip? I got a tip for you, get a real job”. Chances are you may get kicked out of the restauraunt.
Nah. They let you leave peacefully, then they meet you out in the parking lot.
Oh! She’s playing games with us again. Since #1 & #3 are essentially the same and acronyms are a modern phenomenon, and since today it was “Tea for Two” with Arnold I’m taking the hint and going for #2 again.
this might be a simple one… “BOO” as in “my boo”… not the expression used to scare someone… i have my own theory on the etymology of this ebonicized slang word… would love to hear Marina’s take on it..
im fascinated by that umbrella thing :razz: how the hell did it get trough the door lol
i have no idea wat the answer is, i gues number 2…
Teach, Try Trader Joe’s Matcha Latte, Not bad. You need to get a bamboo whisk, For frothing. You can cheat and use a blender. Or just go to Starbucks.
roadrunrnch, that IS Trader Joe’s Matcha Latte! I just blurred it out as I am not sure if I can show brand-names in my videos that have advertising in them.
Marina, nothing wrong with showing brand names as long as you get paid for showing them! Welcome to capitalism! (Remember, the only bad publicity is if they spell your name wrong.)
I think Trader Joe’s would love have you show off there stuff. The only issue I see is fairness to your advertisers and YouTube policies. But what I would do is let it fly until you get a letter in the mail to cease and desist. Other than that its fair game. Your just reviewing the product you purchased and recommend us to try it out. There are hundreds of vids of people reviewing products.
It’s good for the product because they don’t have to pay you royalties on the free advertisment. :grin:
any company that didn’t want you parading their wares (and where did wares come from, anyway?) would be both stupid and blind…
which would be the antipathy of your slogan…
’cause you already know that intelligence is sexy… :wink:
check the boiler plate. you may retain
certain rights under your contract giving
you license, much as SNL, Letterman
and other media. You are allowed to
comment on a product – it’s America!
Be responsible by not endorsing a
clients competion – liable issues if
comments prove to be impediment
to client and cause real loss.
When in doubt, play it safe.
Does anyone around here speak Russian? :wink:
What does Marina’s identical twin sister say at the end of this FuelTV video? :smile:
strangely arousing, but I have’nt a clue.
I’m from Russia.
Marina says something like: “Could you shut up?! You just don’t know what to say now at all!!!”
And why do you think there were Marina’s twin?
It was Marina herself :)
Great find of Marina doing a commercial.
Numero 3 for sure
youboob (youtube) Think you are very race-y, 18 over to see you? What a bunch of dolts. of all the crap that is on youboob and they flag you, Maybe you need to kiss your sister and then the pc assholes will leave you alone.
well first dvd movie sh aint no virgin
Word Request……Foreclosure…… Considering the numerous plebeians plagued by this misfortune recently, I think it might be worth exploring???
Its #4, sorry I count belive either ones you provided and googled it and found out that tip originally meant “to give unexpectedly” in old slang english and its actually a “backronym”. But if its not htan #2
yeah i just noticed that as well, so hopefully my guess of origin #2 rings true :)
Gotta watch a dvd on this computer and monitor for the first time
Word Request: “Moot”
As in: “It’s a moot point.”
answer? who the heck could even think after watching that lesson :neutral:
ive said before and ill say again, blue and yellow together are SO your color :!:
I’m surprised that swedehunter didn’t comment on the colours; same as the Swedish flag.
I reckon that clear polythene is more your colour
I’ll agree with you Pagedoll. I was totally in awe a couple of times. :grin:
new game boys; what is the black umbrella for?? Back drop or hiding a messy kitchen? Hey, no puppy, sleeping or He got hold of Her pumps. Or maybe too many carpet mines.???
This is simple. The umbrella is for photography. It has a flash strobe in it for defused lighting of subject being photographed. I think she uses it to do her videos in the evenings or on over cast days.
Marina kitchen is clean. You don’t see dishes piled up in the sink do you now?
Yea where is the mutt? Oh there she is… She has Tig in the corner of the dinning room. OH she is licking Tig’s nose! Tig doesn’t know what to think now. Hey Kobe! Don’t lick Tig. You don’t know where that hamster has been… :shock: :shock:
maybe…. captain Obvious but what is it for? now. any? But I thought She was going to scream when She kicked it. Or it was a cut, ie splice, edit .
Are you sure? Usually, those umbrellas are white, in order to let light even through… ;)
At first, I even thought, it was added afterwards, but I dropped that theory the moment, she came back to the camera and dodged it.
The inside is reflectorized finish. the white ones spill too much light ambiently, so the outside is black to provide precise light control.
could be a strobe or halogen set up .
If you look at some older videos Marina has done you can see the inside of the umbrella in the background.
Uh ? :shock: Eh ? :shock: Uh ?
Yes but I know where Kobe has been and don’t care
What was the song now
‘There were 3 in the bed and the little one said roll over’
So Kobe rolled over and then fell out,
Tig alone with Marina too scared to do ‘out
I can assure you that when I called to visit and was molested by Kobe and not Marina, the place was in a right state. She only tidied up to make the video.
That’s the kitchen in the old flat so this video was made a while ago, probably before the puppy arrived.
So observant Bob!
Made you look…april fools :razz:
I am you obedient B-ob servant. :lol:
So when do we get a tour of your new place?
You’re right, Bob. It sure isn’t my idea of the luxurious penthouse kitchen. It could be a galley in one of the many slave quarters, though.
I thought something was weird in the layout of the place.
as long as you use your keen sense of observation to study marina’s videos it shouldn’t be a problem. but if you find yourself standing outside of your neighbors windows you might consider seeking counseling.
I’ll be moving to my new flat next week :D
Unfortunately won’t be online for a couple of days (hopefully) as from tuesday :(
That was totally whack!!
Wickety whack, babe! :smile:
Arnold is cute. He sounds
just like a little … bird!? :roll:
I also like cheese with my tea(se).. :cool:
Let’s do lunch :!:
Right! …to the conundrum-du-jour :mrgreen:
#1 and #3 : both are acronyms
“to insure prompt service” (and
are paid in advance). Odd :roll:
#1 is for meals, #3 at the bar.
A tip is a gratuity for services
rendered. Post facto (factum?)
#2 is a tricky one… Marina
did some quick takes through
this part. One might think she
was trying to carefully qualify
her words (so as to deceive?) :twisted:
She rattled off #1 lickety split,
stutter-stepped through #2,
and kind of restated #1 as #3
Perplexing – Hm’kay?
I would find it unlikely that
#3 is correct, unless #1
is also correct (acronyms)
#2 fails to actually give a
word origin for Tip.
I conclude the correct
answer is Number One
spank me if i got it wrong
that yellow mini with the
PLEATS kept distracting
paraphrase- “Never match wits with a Sicilian when death is on the line”
“A little inaccuracy sometimes
saves a ton of explanation.”
– H. H. Munro Saki
NOW she tells me! :roll:
shoulda known it would
be #2 [mutter,mutter] :mrgreen:
“don’t second guess yourself ”
Have you ever seen that movie? (The Princess Bride)
The way that you came to your conclusion brought that to mind.
I did get your joke!
you made me laugh.
Buttercup vs screamung eels :shock:
(she doesn’t get eaten) :roll:
Yeah – very good movie
Mandy Patamkin -
“Permit me to introduce myself…” :mrgreen:
Hello dear teacher
Tough question. i would have guess it had something to do with “tip of an iceberg” like the little extra on the top… but since that wasnÂ´t an option, I go for #3 since we also have the word tips in our language…
Just wonder where they got the word “tip-ex” from, is it when you tip your ex-girlfriend?
from your dear student / Swedehunter
I have a request…
Where did the phrase, Mind your P’s and Q’s come from?
Hi there my new teacher! :cool:
hey i would like to know about the word TARE as in the weight of a contaner i always wondered why we use it and not another word and i think t.i.p.s. is the correct origin
I am becoming a lazy and slothful student indeed! I not only am not researching the words anymore, but I find myself wanting to know the answer right away rather than on the next video!
Without looking it up…. :oops:
I cannot rate the video again :mad: the stars don’t appear. Well, I have an idea but didn’t realize if it’s on your website…Whatever, all the new students wanna know who have been teacher’s pet until current videos, so why not to make a list of the teacher’s pet names ordered by date and by video. Today I was watching the teacher’s pet name and thought something about it. hmmm , I think it would be interesting
By the way, I’m going for the number 2 origin
With love your dear student Gio, many kisses for you my dear profesora Marinita muuak :smile:
Video ratings have been removed from this site because they where bogging down the servers. If you want just wait for the video to finish and click on the video screen. It will take you to YouTube and you can rate her video there. Enjoy and thanks for rating her video Gio. :grin:
but she says: Please whrite it in the coments below, so she refers to youtube watchers ??? and rate my video muuuuuak–> also to youtube watchers ??? and what about we the hotforword’s home watchersss :cry:
That’s discriminative :razz:
Oh I see man, so Our server’s falling down hmmm…well maybe we must buy more RAM memory or Hard drive ??? what is it about ??? May be a hosting trouble ???
Marina makes videos to upload on the YouTube servers. Then she links them to this site so she doesn’t have to pay for server space on HFW site.
Yes its a server problem. Computer RAM is not the problem nor is the hard drive. Its how the internet works. When you link to other sites you get a performance hit on the speed at which the web pages load. The advantage of linking is sometimes save bandwidth but mostly it saves space on her server that she might have had to pay for.
So its simple Gio, Just go to Her YouTube Channel and rate her video if you so wish to. I personally don’t rate her videos anymore. I choose to comment on this site. Others choose to comment on YouTube. Take your pick.
Hope that helps. :wink:
It helps …amigo, but, there comes a day when HFW channel server also will fall down because it works same way like this or not ???
Well, however is good give rating to her videos and I wonder why you already don’t wanna rate them :?: cause is fun
HFW channel is hosted on YouTubes servers. Most of the youtube servers are well networked so that does not become a problem on their end.
I don’t rate her videos because I borer me to tears. I don’t care to visit YouTube unless I’m doing research on something. :grin:
oops spelling and grammar errors.” I don’t rate her videos because it bores me to tears.”
The president of the school board here in Fayetteville told the teachers as long as the students were not in spelling class then spelling correctlly did not count. :?: A real dumb a** I think. We had to spell everything correctly in every class I took. But that was when Moby Dick was a minnow. :grin:
And people wonder why the eduction system sucks.
Hello my teacher,
I would like to request the word “Apocalypse”. Also, I think the answer to the latest lesson is #3.
Well Marina my Darling Teacher,
I investigated this word up here in Canada and the consensus is a bit different. People in these parts say that the word TIP came from romantic stories back when the Frenchmen were first here. You see…
when they tried to kiss their fair maidens in CANOES often times they leaned a little too hard one way or the other, the Canoe would TIP.
Your trusty fan in The Great White North eh!
In Canada, it’s the canoe’s that do the tipping.
My CPO has soft colors, eh?
Hey Malvinas! How’s your fish?
Oh damn I forgot to post my vote in the game. Ok being in the cruise industry I make a lot coin in tips. A friend of mine that used to work as an airline steward years ago told me the origin of TIP. Well first off it was called TIPS (To Insure Prompt Service). He said back in the day of longs ship voyages, passengers would pay a little extra to the stewards when they boarded ships to insure they received prompt service on the cruise. This was always paid before services where rendered. Not after the fact. Which in this day and age I see tips paid for whether service was good or not. You would think if I laid down a $100 dollar bill to my waiter or waitress before I ordered my meal that I would get the best service ever. I get the worst service ever when I do that. I guess people hate being bought.
Ok so Im guessing number 3.
I think that if you TIP first the crew no longer has any reason to be courteous.
I don’t know Captain Jack is usually right on these matters. :cool:
Oh I wouldn’t be so sure. Its just hear say. I don’t have a refernce book on this word so Im just using a wild ass guess. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The good old swag system huh. :???:
I thought that was WAG.
I wanna request the word LOVE or LUST for the next lession!
Hey Girl, What a nice change up on the video. Love it when I see you wander around the HFW pad. (Hey guys, didn’t I comment months ago about we would enjoy watching Marnia doing just little things around the penthouse and be entertained for hours? I yet still don’t understand why this is so? :shock: )
So I see Marina, you like to drink a bit of tea. You have any other favorite flavors? This is what I have. I bought mine at Shanghai Merchant in Nanaimo, B.C. Canada.
Rooibos Very Berry – Dried various Berries
Rooibos Strawberry Cream – Dried Strawberries
Rooibos African Queen – Kind of fruity taste
Last Emperors Treasure – Green tea with flowers
Lychee – Black tea
and Zen – Green tea
I keep them in tin cans in my treasure chest. Yes, teas are a treasure and should be stored as such. There is much history in USA trading pelts for tea. Tea was highly valued.
For those of you that couldn’t get a good look of the tea can here is a photo for you:
So how many of you guys drink tea? Come on guys and fess up! :neutral:
I am a tea aficionado (there’s one, Marina). My preference runs to Jasmine and Oolong. I recently acquired a box of Russian black tea, which is very tasty.
I have some Japanese powdered tea, as used in the tea ceremony, but have not yet perfected making it. There’s a bit of art involved in the process…
Funny you should mention that word. There is this store near my class room that has its windows filled with magazine covers of Cigar Aficionado. Every cover has some Hollywood star on it.
Hum… yes interesting word. [ I Captain Jack declare myself as a Marina (aka Hot For Words) Aficionado!]
Humm I have not tried Japanese powdered tea yet. There is this new tea store in the Pike Place Market I should go visit and see if they have any that I could try out. I’ll see if they have any Russian BK tea. I mostly use Black Tea mixed in with Hazelnut for late night watch standing aboard ship. :smile:
I don’t mind some tea. I mostly just go for the generic tea you get in supermarkets, but occasionally go for a different one. Some herbal tea isn’t too bad. I didn’t like the lemon teas tho :(
Mind you the weirdest tea-related thing I have tried is some Green Tea Ice Cream, which I tried at a Japanese restaurant :)
Stay away from Lipton tea. If you knew how they boxed it you would be burning it. I found tire tread in a bag once. My friends tell me thats nothing compared to what they have found. :shock:
Don’t look now, Jack, but there seems to be a couple of submarinas sneaking up on you – periscropes in your six o’clock. :grin:
Marina’s not the only one showing her Rs today. :oops:
Oh boy! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You won’t be able to get a range on that submarina with only one eye, Penny. :lol:
Bob tell Pennsyltucky9 what can’t get up can’t get out. :razz: :razz:
Problem is gettin’ down.
This might help.
and this one is for Marina.
hot tea with Chinese food, ‘course…
and in the winter, Constant Comment…
used to drink Early Riser back in college, but that’s long since discontinued…loved it’s bite…
speakin’ of bites, what kind of cheese does Arnold like?…
Arnold the pet gerbil.
cap’n…just what distracts you from listening to the content of the lessons?… :mrgreen:
can you do the word tease?
ok, i bet she will pull the same thing again, it’s all three! but if I had to choose one its number 2
and i’d like to request the word kamikazie
That is an incredibly sexy skirt you have on there.. Thank you for the intro as it was very entertaining to watch.
Anyway, having two options that sound very similar leads me to believe that it’s either 1 or 3 which is exactly why I am guessing that the correct option is #2 and that the others came after the fact.
Hello my jaw-droppingly gorgeous blue-eyed blonde teacher, I have several words for you to investigate if you so choose.
Hangi (as in Maori oven)
Thank you for taking the time to do this, I think your videos are very informative and educational… as well as hot!
Take care my dear teacher. x :lol:
You gotta find a better place to keep that umbrella, girl. Don’t you know it’s bad luck to open an umbrella in the house? These things should be taught in public school.
Evidentally it is hiding something like the stove maybe.
Yeah, along with some hot cross buns.
I don’t know if it’s bad luck, but it sure goy in my way! :mad:
GOT in my way
sounds like time to investigate “superstition” :)
Better to wait till the moon is right, dont’cha think?
I’ll just get my black cat :mrgreen:
Every true die hard sailor is superstitious. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I like buns hot cross or other wise. :twisted:
I recently heard that Betty Crocker was in the hospital because she burned her buns.
Scientific Wild Ass Guess. :lol: :lol:
Copy that. You never can be too sure about these wild-ass guesses!
teach , Very nice, A little personality , very cute. caso y te’ yum….? insight..ful , un grande casina. cozy. as for the tip thing, Tipping is the way to keep the staff from spitting in your food. but really, I like the format of this video. Lets us see you as a …..real person.
The correct answer is number 1. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Well after that cold shower I might be able to think a bit clearer.
#1 or #3
So…#3 (7 in a row so far)
Ok, Re-thinking (not changing my answer) it sounds like it started out with the 1st answer and evolved to the 2nd answer.
I think it is number 3 just beacause I heard that theory years ago, and as everyone knows, everything I heard years ago are true. :shock:
i heard years ago that geronimo was dead…
lucky for you not everything i heard years ago is true… :lol:
The reports of my death have been greatly exagerated!
You May be right, :lol: and because your a cat it must be Fursday.
Rats! No – Cats!
I meant “you’re a cat”
I hope he is only fursday and not hungry
cheese dipped in tea? what?
Well that was cheesy! :shock: :roll:
New Pic aLx? I like the pose. Its totally you. :smile:
uh. huh? say what?
The new pic is probably what got you picked for the Teachers pet on the new video. :cool:
Nope. He reverted to his earthly form before the sacred ceremony. It’s the gravatar he used to use a month or so ago. I think the finger icon is more indicative of his true word-warrior nature, however. No reason to present a smiling countenance just to slice to the bone and then disappear, no-how. Gnome sane?
#3 sweetheart and i wanna give u a huge tip !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks, Captain Jack.
Its got to be #2 :shock:
I will guess Number (#) Two (2)
LOL at your Arnold impersonation, Marina. I see now that it is you that makes all the animals twitter that way.
As a fan of tea, cheese, small rodents, and your entire body appearing in a video lesson, this may be my favorite lesson yet… if I didn’t suck so much at these games. At least I had a nice inspiring break from my current recording endeavors.
The only tip I can add is to keep taking care of yourself with plenty of tea if you ever feel your voice is exhausted from all the narrating you do in your videos. A brand of tea called Throat Coat is excellent if your voice is worn out. Also, tea with lemon and honey are very good. Besides hot tea, room temperature water is good for the vocal chords. All these tips are tools of the trade for many professional singers as well as those that do voiceover work. The voice is an instrument whether singing or talking, and you have a very lovely voice, so take good care of it. From the looks of the video, you are taking quite good care of yourself in all departments. Kudos!
Peace, Errin : )
hey marina, can you please do the word surgery. i recently had elbow surgery and was just wondering where the word came from.
Cutting edge question that one
dang cut-up… :mrgreen:
Here is a tip.
Always look both ways before crossing the street!
Wow was I 2nd.
You were 3rd. Got you by 10 minutes. Only because I skipped past the beginning bit to get straight to the game.
All of you perverts were busy freeze framing to examine Marina’s bottom than to be there for the lesson.
Yeah, too bad about that umbrella.
Perfectly placed if you ask me.
I wonder how many takes it took
Hey don’t they eat mice and hamsters ?
I still have a date for youTiger. :?:
I am a bit cagy about this one.
I am going to Europe’s main dance venue this weekend and I am wheely sharing a room with a lady hamster. If she doesn’t survive the weekend I will take you up on the offer. You will say I couldn’t saw you for dust.
Your so cute, do you bite :?:
Thanks I only bite people that stand in my way to be Marina’s teacher’s pet.
I am just too lazy to walk round them
I got an invitation to a party the other day, and it got me to wondering what the origin of the term “R.S.V.P.”
Im guessing origin #3, although they all sound legit…
Oh, by the way….here’s your apple…. =o)
I thought it was an acronym for Really Shit Visitors Party so I never go to them.
Or maybe is is Really Scary Vicious Pussycat :shock: :evil: :sad:
Or from the French Term “RÃ©pondez s’il vous plaÃ®t”. Reply if you please. (or else I can’t plan the catering numbers :wink: )
:smile: hehehe :smile:
hahahahah funny Tig. :lol: :lol: :lol:
How odd… I learned something from a crazy hamster. humm I must be going nuts. :shock: :shock: :shock:
I like the first answer the best.
I think that is two too
You think that who wears a tutu ?
Bishop Desmond Tutu ?
He do ?
I’ve never seen a hamster wear a Tutu before.
Hamster in a tutu
Ain’t the internets amazing…?
Hey the html link is faulty . I can’t see myself in a tutu
Try this Tig,
Hey that was my girlfriend. I though that she looked so sexy in her tutu that I wore her out. She was buried last week
Woot! now time to actually get the lesson :lol:
It’s gotta be number two….mostly because it would be called a ‘tep’ if it really was an acronym. The word would be ensure, unless you really did want to get insurance for the service? Could be a good idea….especially if you get a guy like in the movie Road Trip…. :lol:
Hey I said number 2 at 6.45pm.
6 minutes before you did , so how come I answered befor you and you are lower down the page,
……………….HEY MISS …….bricotius cheated
Anyway I’m at the bottom of the page now
Darn I was reading some pages and then logged on Cocomment and I still missed the post by 45 mins. :roll:
I hit the post bang on time. When I regained consciousness Markie at 2HFWFC had beaten me. I’m all black and blue.
The bottom of the page is mine!!!! :twisted:
I did think it was #2 even before you posted…but I hadn’t seen anybody else posting on this yet, so I was kinda afraid that I was in a twilight zone episode because usually you can’t go 30 seconds without somebody making a new post. :shock:
Hamsters are excellent sneakerupers so I crept in at the end
Don’t touch my bottom hamster! :evil:
If you hadn’t been busy looking at Marina’s bottom then you would have got straight to the lesson and beaten me.
As for hamster http://www.joecartoon.com/games/8
haha nah I just saw an opportunity to be the first post and seized it. It’s not like I zoomed in and took a screenshot of Marina’s bottom anyway. Not to knock it though…because it is nice…..anyway I’m getting sidetracked here. Point is, the bottom is mine. :lol:
Hey you can’t do that to film stars http://www.joecartoon.com/cartoons/195-froggy_funwheel
I say she should move that damn umbrella! Gnome Sane?
I think the beginning was unnecessary. Not just the umbrella
Hey I got the bottom !
Ok, I have three things to say:
1. Wallace and Grommit kick ass, nice avatar.
2. The Celtics better get their act together so they can win the championship.
3. The bottom is mine. The only person I will ever surrender it to is Marina herself.
Naw you didn’t. Im touching the bottom of HFW blog and its nice and *click* ooops I hit the monitor’s power button and the screen went black. :sad:
I’ll knock you off the bottom, Skipper, with theory # 5 which says that Tips is an acronym meaning “To Insure Posterior Spectacle”. :twisted: :lol:
I am getting a bit worried about you two talking about knocking off each other’s bottoms.
Ok whatever does it for you. If you want to give insurance to posteriors then that is your business. :grin:
Also, it’s probably in your best interest that you turn your monitor off, because then you won’t see me retake what is rightfully mine.
Yes I see that Botius is talling about having other people’s bottoms as well :lol:
I think we should take this discussion down to the courthouse at the county seat and get to the bottom of the SITuation.
Your really a wise person you must have had owl shit for breakfast. :razz: :razz: :razz:
Now Im deeper in the quest for the bottom… of … this … page.
Yes I’m going there! :mrgreen:
Deep-sixed again! Dang.
Watch out for the whale shit! :twisted:
whoa, bob, you said “shit”!
what the hell? damn your right, bob said the poo-poo word. that’s just fucked up.
Deep Six… Humm I’m having a hard time finding the correct origin of that phase. I couldn’t find it in my library so I googled it and found this.
“While “six feet under” meaning “dead and buried” (from the standard grave depth of six feet) might seem the source of “deep six,” it actually began as a nautical term. In the days before sonar, soundings of the water’s depth were taken by the “leadman” with a weighted line marked in fathoms (a unit equaling six feet). A leadman’s cry of “six deep” or “by the deep six” meant six fathoms (36 feet), or quite a bit of water, beneath the keel. Since something jettisoned into six fathoms of water was unlikely to ever be seen again, by the early 20th century “deep six” had come to mean “to get rid of” something, especially by putting it where it could never be found.”
Then I found this,
It is my understanding that the term deep six refers to a proper burial at sea. the term is derived from the time when they still measured the depth of the water with a phathom line. six phathoms was considered the minimum depth consider to be deep water, and the minimum depth depth need to give a body a proper burial at sea. thus the term deep six.
Disposal or rejection of something, as in They gave the new plan the deep six. This usage comes from nautical slang of the 1920s for tossing something overboard (to its watery grave; see def. 1). It was transferred to more general kinds of disposal in the 1940s and gave rise to the verb to deep-six, for “toss overboard” or “discard.”
And this from Online Etymology Dict.
“discard,” 1940s, originally from nautical slang, perhaps from earlier underworld sense of “the grave” (1929), perhaps a reference to the usual grave depth of six feet.
So that said I think Im going to request Teacher to add some light on this one if she can.
I am deeply honored, Captain Jack!
Why does the ocean roar?
You’d roar too if there were crabs on your bottom!
well, there’s always crap down there, too… :sad:
:lol: :lol: :lol: ahhahaha the further we go down this page the dirtier the words get. How funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Awe shit. I think I stepped into something. Yep I did.
You see what I mean. I could listen to you comment all day Pennslytucky9 really a wise old bird. :roll: :roll:
I don’t care who is at the bottom.
Marina is smart she will look at the posting times so i don’t care if I am not at the bottom….oops did it again
Hey i am getting squashed by the weight of all you people on top of me
I think you should be more worried about the bicycle tire on you first.
Does anyone fancy a hedgehog sandwich ?
With Mayo and cheese? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Yeah, Monterey Jack, Jack!
Aw hell, I think I stepped in country music…hmmm. Smells good to me, though!
Aren’t you Arnold’s brother ???
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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