100 Million Video Views!

Hey everyone! I wanted to thank you all for getting me to 100 MILLION video views on YouTube! That’s a pretty MAJOR milestone.. considering that that number is 1 third the population of the United States, for example!

You guys are the BEST!   Here’s looking forward to the next 100 million!

Lots of love,



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  1. mrcool1 says:

    Congrats! LOL This is probably a little late. :d

  2. abominio says:

    Sorry, Marina, but I speak a little and bad English only, :cry:
    Can you me excuse?

  3. leonard says:

    randon lesson, congratulations

  4. annuddermale says:

    Marina, I guess I owe you some thanks. I was notified by WhiteSmoke that I was one of the winners of the software contest! Hopefully my grammar and spelling will be vastly improved once I begin using this software.

    Thanks again,

    • pedantickarl says:

      Congratulations Tom, that makes two of us.
      I have been using Whitesmoke for a few days now, and it has helped me solve some ways in structuring sentences correctly.

      Thank you again Marina and for thinking up this game and selecting me. I am truly honored and humbled.

  5. marinaalexis says:

    this is a reply to, Raymond Borowiak’s,
    “Funny I didn’t know Alexis is Russian maybe it was Alexisoff or Alexispov. I remember some people came to this country and got their really long names changed by INS to Smith.”

    It is not a Russian name actually.
    It is short for something but nothing Russian, it is short for Alexandra.
    I have a little Russian in me but not too much.
    [I'm a mutt]
    If you have any other questions or statements then feel free to e-mail me at stormysgirl37@yahoo.com or
    at http://www.myspace.com/summerlove48

  6. Warren says:

    Hello Marina,
    Congratulations on such an unprecedented achievement. Too bad it wasn’t a musical album or book- but then you might not be making anymore shows for us to enjoy. You’d be on a permanent vacation while having Bob fly you all over the world. :wink:
    I see that you must be tired from all the work that you’ve been doing since you couldn’t even get up to dance for the announcement.
    For all of your efforts- Thank you Marina

  7. alphaclone0220 says:


    I’ve written an entry, but every time i try to send it, it says that the your email account ” loveletter@hotforwordscom” is not valid :( How can I send it in??

  8. animalntaz says:

    :neutral: Well, it looks like I’m out of that contest. I’m lousy at making love letters. Too mooshy and stupid and stuff.

  9. protac6 says:

    A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli! :razz:

    Congratz yet again.

  10. BillyB says:

    Marina, thanks for the effort & energy you’ve poured into this, for lack of a better word, project. Haven’t seen anybody with your enthusiasm for word origins & teaching them. Kudos to you for finding a way to make this youtube thing work for you (and sticking with it through the $$ dry times). First time I saw you was the featured “womens dictionary” & I could not stop showing Clients, suppliers & friends the videos ’til they got sick of me. Anyways, most afternoons around coffe time, a small group of us gather in the office (one guy just shows up on time because he has no computer at home) to view, as he says “the word of the day”.
    Thanks for starting this forum thing too, this is cool, I hadn’t done any of this talking on line stuff before, so now ,at home, I probably seem like I’m trying to keep up with the kids… well only one left, so kid.
    Question, sort of… you said you were going to explain later why you moved into the new place (or out of the old), did I miss it, or is it still a mystery?

    • Warren says:

      I agree, I’m new to this also and I enjoy this forum on several points.
      In regards to the new living space-I think she mentioned that it had to do with her getting Kobe.

      • BillyB says:

        Hi Warren, just goes to show how we remember different things.
        I think I remember her saying she got Kobe because the new place couldn’t accommodate Gucci, so he went to stay with relatives, but she said that she would explain the move in the future, which is now , or tomorrow, or the next…
        Anyways as you state above, she didn’t get up to dance. I can think of at least two possible reasons. One… it was very hot & the A/C is broken, (or even being controlled by big bro.) draining all her energy. Or two… getting up from that position may be a little less than modest, wearing that lovely yellow outfit.

  11. protac6 says:

    Sent it! Check it out pleasee! :sad:

  12. protac6 says:

    When is the deadline Ms. Orlova?

  13. zach-whitesmoke says:

    To Marina’s loyal readers & fans,

    We appreciate all the positive feedback you have given us directly or posted on http://www.hotforwords.com. We are always looking for ways to better our products, and our service to you all! That’s why you can contact me directly via the form available on http://www.hotforwords.com/whitesmoke.

    This form is for any feedback you’d like to offer as well as receiving special offers for those interested in purchasing WhiteSmoke Software today! I look forward to hearing from all of you soon, and Congratulations to Marina on a simply amazing achievement. 100 Million and counting!!!

    Best Regards,

    WhiteSmoke Executive Marketing Team

  14. hutchiee says:

    Congratulations on 100 million views.

    I think I’ve contributed somewhere in that 100 million – please look for me at views #321,832, #321,996, #685,451, and (hehe) especially at #960,069.

  15. protac6 says:

    I wonder if you have over 100 Million comments on your videos as well. :shock:

  16. Capman911 says:

    While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
    ‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it
    seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
    ‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the senator.
    Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is
    have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
    ‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the senator. ‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’
    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
    They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
    Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. Now it’s time to visit heaven.’
    So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. ‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.’
    The senator reflects for a minute, then answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.’
    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
    He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above…
    The devil comes over to him an d puts his arm around his shoulder. ‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the senator. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?’
    The devil looks at him, smiles and says…….

    ‘Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted.’

    • danielpool52 says:

      good one mike make you think its true :sad: :?: :

    • explicit cont3nt says:

      haha, nice. :lol:

    • BillyB says:

      Where’d you get this, a friend of mine is a pastor with a website & he has a pearlygates e mail & clean joke list… I’ll send it to him. He may have already seen it… Should I give you credit capman?

      • Capman911 says:

        BillyB he is welcome to it. My wife sent it to me. So please pass it on. I don’t need any credit for it as long as someone else can get a laugh out of it.

      • BillyB says:

        Thanks, sent.. I’ll let you know if he’s seen it. We call him the “Pastor of Disaster”. Raced with him @ Western Speedway, He drove Demo Trucks (Hit to pass racing) We drove claimer division. Chris #69 my oldest son, drives in the claimer division now, & is good… hope to be able to afford a better class of racing next year for him, although claimer racing is challenging. If you’re fast, the car gets claimed (bought for $650.00) and you can then claim another car & try & beat the fast car you had last race. Keeps costs down, but it’s a lot of work to bring out a faster car the next race. We blew our motor this last weekend. ouch. Yak Yak don’t get me started…
        That story is funny in more ways than one, thanks for sharing.

  17. ilakin. says:

    What does “Lakin” mean?… please and thank you :D

  18. welkin says:

    “bee-stung lips”; thank you.

  19. cheriloveaffair says:

    beast of burden

  20. luby-loo says:

    Dear Teacher,

    What does “lost his marbles” mean?

  21. James says:

    Congrats marina 108,000 subscribers.. I unsubscribed then subbed again so i could be 108,000

  22. eyeswideshut says:

    ‘ello Dear Teacher,

    I’we got one for you; it’s “secularization” (let’s go international).

    I’ve already checked wikipedia, int. dictionary and few other references on it’s meaning, and I am interested if you could pull something interesting out on it’s etymology.

    Looking forward to it and good luck,

    ~Marco :wink:

  23. mijj says:

    so .. that’s your plan is it? ..

    … conquer America and divide it into three parts to be governed by your TAs.

    Well … be careful .. you don’t want to end up like
    [Mary, Queen of Scots]

    [Mary, Queen of Scots: Biography]
    Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland.

    … so beware!!

    [A song dedicated to Mary, Queen of Scots as she awaits execution on the isle of Fotheringay.]

    {.. sniffle .. blink blink blink}

  24. Capman911 says:

    Moose and Squirrel just pushed the votes to 215. :grin:

  25. pire002 says:

    Well Marina i got this one for you… ”Perform” See you later =)

  26. tryant says:

    “I was going to suggest that you write one to me, but then I thought that would come off presumptuous…. yes.. please write me a love letter! I need all the love I can get!”

    Dearest Teacher

    You are beautiful.I love Your wonderful way.Poets will place You among the constellations,I place You deep within My heart.Light makes the stars shine,hearts lend the shimmer. To Me it is Your eyes wich shimmer most of all.

    signed- Student Body

    tryant (snif n smile)

  27. foxbow15 says:

    LOL, I totaly suck at this “cute” love letter romantic thing :lol: if i did…..i’d make a complete fool out of myself so yeah…….. no letter from me probably……anyway….YOU RULE Marina! :grin: :mrgreen: yeah..

  28. Capman911 says:

    210 votes and climbing. Lets keep on our toes and vote. I know this is redundant, but the more you see reminders the more you’ll vote and that’s what this video is all about. So lets keep Teach in mind.

    • pedantickarl says:

      Mike, from your question below, yes it is 5 votes per day. If you only voted 3, try again to see if you can get 2 more. You might need to let the page refresh longer. I noticed that their server gets bogged down once in a while.

  29. bobmando says:

    Congratulations Marina on the Hundred-Million Views! And although it’s not PC, you also want to thank your “SLOW” students….. the ones that watch your lessons over and over and over :-)

    How about the word “convention” …. a popular word for the next two weeks….

  30. James says:

    Wow 2nd channel honour 95 most viewed today

  31. James says:

    Marina, as I am a social outcast. Can we write love letters to you??? I cant actually write love letters to people I know because they are either male/family

  32. stamid467 says:

    To commemorate your appearance on The O’reilly factor I was hoping you would do “Diatribe” in honor of Bills favorite tool.

  33. mijj says:

    100 million seconds
    1,666,666 minutes 40 seconds
    27,777 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
    1157 years, 9 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds

    100 million seconds ago, in the year 851, the vikings plundered London and Coventry!

    [The Anglo-Saxon ChronicleAnnals from A.D. 851 to A.D. 880]
    The same year came three hundred and fifty ships into the mouth of the Thames; the crew of which went upon land, and stormed Canterbury and London; putting to flight Bertulf, king of the Mercians, with his army; and then marched southward over the Thames into Surrey. Here Ethelwulf and his son Ethelbald, at the head of the West-Saxon army, fought with them at Ockley, and made the greatest slaughter of the heathen army that we have ever heard reported to this present day. There also they obtained the victory.

    • mijj says:

      :oops: :oops: :oops: oh no!! .. lol .. that’s crap!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
      (where’s that “edit” button when you need it!)

      ahem …
      100 million seconds
      1,666,666 minutes 40 seconds
      27,777 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
      1157 days, 9 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
      3 years, 62 days, 9 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds

      .. ahem … :oops: … no vikings anywhere

      • roadrunrnch says:

        At that rate it seems that about 2.0? per second are viewing her videos.
        give or take ……….wow! over a year and a half straight 24 hours a day.
        Is that accurate??

      • mijj says:

        when did M produce her first vid?

        … i shall zoom off to ‘ave a look, matey.

      • mijj says:

        yep … good thinking to see it that way, roady ..

        [very first Marina vid]
        = March 02, 2007

        August 24, 2008 – March 02, 2007 = 541 days
        (according to the date difference function on my calculator)

        541 days = 12,984 hours = 779,040 minutes = 46,742,400 seconds.

        100,000,000 views / 46,750,000 seconds
        = 2.14 views/second

        i.e. a shade over 2 views / second average.

        of course, the view rate will generally be higher the more recent the vid.

  34. cufan71 says:

    Since this site is all about words, what about the word spelling? When did it become the word for creating words? I know spell has two meanings: spell a word and cast a spell. Since you love words I bet you are a great speller! I can’t say the same for me! Without spell check I wood bee domed!!!! :grin:

  35. tayljim says:

    congratulations on 100 million views :!: :!: :!: :!:

  36. The numbers game what does it mean?

    I mean look at Ron Paul he got all that money from the internet, and you don’t see him running for President?

    Look at it this way it will take you 999.9 years to get to 100 billion views

    And congrats to Marina and the twins on your feat. -=#;P

    73 and 88


  37. wetsuit5 says:

    OK 205 and climbing.

    Let’s send teacher on a vacation.


  38. tarball says:

    Request word: Congratulations


  39. wetsuit5 says:

    How very sad. :cry: :cry:
    Sister Words is Sooooo jealous, :evil: :evil:
    she couldn’t even offer up congradulations to her sister on an outstanding achievement. :cry: :cry:
    Come on Sister Words you gotta admit she done a good thing. :wink: :wink:

  40. mizu says:

    Hi, I was wondering what the origin of the word “Cap-a-pie” came from. :neutral:

    • Capman911 says:

      That’s what Cap-a-man-911 gets measured for when he goes to the doctor. :wink: Just kidding, :razz: I know the definition of the word, but I’ll let Miss M add that one to her list as for the etymology of the word. I have never heard of that phrase so I hope she will do it too. :smile:

  41. subarashii says:


    a new word to investigate:
    sounds interesting, right?


  42. sniperskaya says:

    A hundred million bottles of beer on the wall..
    A hundred million bottles of beer…
    If one of those bottles should happen to fall…..

  43. pedantickarl says:

    Don’t forget to vote for Marina’s Best Weekend Ever video.
    She is in third place with 194 votes and needs 52 votes to be in second place.


    Thank you to the person that just voted. :smile:

      • pedantickarl says:

        Thanks for the votes Bob. :wink:

        You’re on a roll; you’ve been cracking me up all week.
        The name Marina Supernova was out of this world. :lol:

    • Bob says:

      Actually, I’m not so sure that my analogy of a supernova was a very good one.

      A supernova is a stellar explosion. They are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy before fading from view over several weeks or months.

      I hope I haven’t tempted fate and that Marina doesn’t fade from view, at least during my lifetime. We might all be left with the White Dwarf! (Guess who I’m thinking about. :wink: )

      After the core of an ageing massive star ceases to generate energy from nuclear fusion, it may undergo sudden gravitational collapse into a neutron star or black hole.

      However, the prospect of Marina sucking us all into a black hole is … Wait! maybe she’s already achieved that. There’s no escape, I tell you!

  44. marinaalexis says:

    :eek: Hey, I know what the word means, but do you?=]
    Okay I’ll tell you the short story.
    I will capitalize the words I would like for you to look up
    and find out where it came from.=]please?
    I was drinking KUTZ Soda and my OPA starting laughing.
    I asked him what he was laughing at and he said the name of the soda.
    I said what do you mean? So I asked my unkle-in-law what was going on since he speaks the same language and they said it meant something else.
    Do you know the language and what the words that are capitolized?=]
    :mrgreen: :smile: :cool: :grin: :wink:

    -MarinaAlexis [and yes we have the same nameC:]

  45. krazedbutterfly says:

    where does the word, “derrière ” come from? :oops:

  46. alexdied093 says:

    Where does the word “Pimp” Come From?

    Please And Thanks Alex, A.K.A. Alexdied093

    Also Grats on the 100million!!! :grin:

  47. pedantickarl says:

    Marina, I see you changed the background of the two links in the lessons list. :wink:

  48. labbatt78 says:

    100 million views? amazing!

  49. smalleman243 says:

    ok marina this is a word from hawaii humuhumunukunukuapua’a try to digest this remember of hawaii i place origin this is smalleman243

  50. pire002 says:

    Hi Marina… Im new at this and this is my first word request ^^ ”Ring” Im from Venezuela :mrgreen: Srry for my english.

  51. protac6 says:

    Damn Marina your cut and curvy. :oops: :oops: :razz: :razz:

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    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I hope your ready to be touched by my letter! :wink:

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  61. austzio says:

    Hello my dear teacher, please do the origin of the word “EXIT”. Maybe you could also do “egress” at the same time as I notice that you have not done many word from the letter “E”.

    See ya later mate.

  62. allieallieoxenfrie says:

    Your vid on the next best thing brought to mind, what was the best thing before sliced bread? From your very good student.

  63. proejockey says:

    I would love to know the origin of the slang “Bone” and “Fin” to describe $1 and $5 bills.

  64. gallaghersangel says:

    Hey i’ve been playing on my computer and made this as a congrats on the 100 million videos. Hope you enjoy it!

  65. pedantickarl says:

    Vote For Marina Best Weekend Ever Contest
    A new voting day starts in 30 minutes.
    Marina is in 3rd position with 148 votes and needs about 98 votes to make it to second position.


  66. leonard says:

    Good for you and keep it up? :wink:

  67. buzzword says:

    what is love? never ask an anthropologist, you won’t just get a love note, you’ll get a lecture.

  68. natlyrics_95 says:

    i was wondering if you can check out the word briceyda well its mi name but i really ddont know anything about it so i was wondering if maby you can find out sum facts about it and yes its spelled like dis briceyda ok thannkkkkkkkkk youuuu veryyyy much =]

  69. dimitris.g says:

    Hey Marina

    High 5 on the 100 million views
    Great job I’ve Learned so much
    from you’re videos instead of
    my actual english teacher :P

  70. wetsuit5 says:

    Message for Kobe. :smile:

    Shhhhhh, :shock:
    You got Marina on the floor. :cool: :razz: :wink:
    Now pounce and start licking her toes and send her into a tickleplex. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Make sure to let her catch her breath…..and do it again :razz: :razz: :wink: :lol: :lol:
    (There’s a squeak toy in it for you)

    Ah come on Marina, we can’t toss you in the air in a blanket for congradulations over the internet. :oops: :oops: Bribing a tickle is the best we can do. :grin: :grin:

  71. aLx says:

    oh, man. fuck creativity. damnit. it’s way overrated. can’t there be a … curse contest or something? syntax? morphology? binary branching is beautiful. :/

    • roadrunrnch says:

      Just write her a really nice hate letter. It could be a turn on ?
      Women love men that treat them like crap. You just never know?
      You could win, she said it is arbitrary who wins.
      Spin a long drawn out venomous diatribe of hate of which there is no equal.
      Make Her sleep with the light on. You could you it.

    • Bob says:

      You’re a very sick man aLx. :neutral:

    • buzzword says:

      perhaps participants could have submitted narratives that provide examples of language used to manipulate the brain chemistry of another individual to achieve or maintain the desired relationship of the writer. the language could be judged based upon the success of the language to release dopamine and other neurological compounds in the brain of the reader and thus promote chemical induced bonding between people. oh, wait thats what she’s doing.

    • You may be interested in this. :mrgreen:
      Battle of the Brains IQ testing.
      Part of the answer to your first question
      occurs at time index 17:00 (Re: creativity.)

  72. jgmclovin says:

    can you find the origin for helmeting, i think that would get laughs

  73. kaph squall says:

    hey marina, congrats on the 100 million. hmmm on a topic pertaining to that, why is it that the prefix mil is used in so many different lengths and measures? in english it is used in a million, and 1/1000th, in spanish mil means 1000, and i see it can also mean 1/6400th in a military measurement. could u help me figure it out? ty in advanced if u reply

  74. sean_vgl says:

    The word “cold”; as in temperature Please and thank you.

  75. buzzword says:

    marina, congratulations, word up!

  76. harry9 says:

    something educational can be sexy-this will get some young people to learn that one can think and not get a headache.they can even get excited!
    way to go,Marina

  77. appleforteacher says:

    Hot4Words, thanks so much for educating a lot of people. And so you rock for that! And now, I have a word request for you. What is the origin of the word, word?

  78. People in love say almost the same things
    Wampires do! :mrgreen: Some examples:

    “I want your blood love.”
    “I need your blood love.”
    “I cannot live without your blood love.”
    “The world would be a colder place without
    your blood love to keep me warm.”

  79. annuddermale says:

    done – i don’t expect to win anything, but it’s a good exercise, very cathartic…

    thank you, Marina…

    and bless be…

    annudder :cool:

  80. cufan71 says:

    Congratulations!!!! Your videos ROCK!!! :-)

  81. gamoulis says:

    Hey marina !

    First of all Congratulations for the 100 milion views ! It’s really amazing ! Furthermore, being a greek i know pretty well many “difficult” words that are taken from greek :mrgreen: , but i dont know some words less difficult but not taken from greek..! What i am requesting you is investigating the origin of the word “bureau”.
    For a long time i didnt even know what it meant.. I recently learnt that it means office but i would like to know the origin :smile:

    Thanks in advance ! I wish you have another 100 million views Marina ! You truly deserve it !

    Greetings from Greece,

  82. koalabear says:

    Congratulations Marina.
    100 million video views is a lot, it’s 5 times the population of Australia. :shock:
    That’s a lot of students to control. :mrgreen:

    best wishes


  83. Capman911 says:

    If it wasn’t for you and your idea of a learning site for people like us all over the world to watch and participate in then we wouldn’t now be congregated in one spot in from of a computer screen watching Marina Orlova give her daily lessons. The care and compassion you put into each lesson shows us that it’s not for self importance, but to truly teach the biggest class in the world the understandings of words and their meanings we never knew or cared about. You have got to have the biggest heart in this world to put up with the bad comments as well as the good ones and still carry on.You are loved by so many that you have never met and probably will never meet. I one am glad I found this site and was able to stick with it and hopefully have you as a friend. I congratulate you on a job well done on reaching so many people and wish you the best in the future. Your student always.


    • Marina says:

      Thanks so much Mike (Capman911)!!! I hope to meet up with as many of you as I can someday! I love the responses I get every day.. I’ve learned to laugh at the negative comments for what they are… and I really appreciate all you guys for sticking around here and letting me know how I am doing!

      And for talking among yourselves while I am off recording and editing videos! I am so glad that things keep going here when I am working… as it’s really fun to jump in on conversations that are already happening, then go back to work, come back and find all new conversations going on. I LOVE IT!

      And I want to thank you, Mike, for all the help you have provided on this website, welcoming new people, etc.! So thank YOU and thank YOU ALL for everything! :mrgreen:

    • annuddermale says:

      well said, Mike…but Marina is right. without fans like you and a host of others (see how i cleverly avoid having to remember everyone’s username?), the site would have dwindled into the electronic ether long ago…

      sure, the lessons and the lady are marvelous (especially the lady :oops: ), but it is the sense of, well, for lack of a better word (!), community that keeps me coming to websites…and this one has a great big family

      like all families, we sometimes bicker (you should see me go at it with my 10-yr-old boy when he doesn’t get the dang WWE cards he wants), but, again like family, we find a way to forgive & forget…

      or maybe that’s just being adults…i don’t know – i’m still learning that part…

      ‘course, if i ever met Marina, my heart would be throbbin’ so dang hard i probably would be taken to a hospital, and for sure they’d find one heck of a fever ragin’…

      oh…did i say that outloud?…

      annudder :cool:

      • mijj says:

        {throws bucket of iced water over annuddermale}

      • Capman911 says:

        Tom it is still like that even now with my two grown children bicker and make up. But I made one point in my life when they were old enough to understand is that I would never go to bed angry at one of my children or for them to be angry with me.I felt because of my job or if I was at home and something happened to me at night I didn’t want them to remember that as the last thing we said to each other. I would usually give in then they learned to do the same so we would all be happy together. Children are hard to predict sometimes, but they are our lives and will always tug at your heart strings. Sorry to carry on.

    • annuddermale says:

      oh, carry on, carry on…

      lol…and my love letter for Marina’s contest was to my children, of course…

      many of the same sentiments were expressed there…

      tom :cool:

    • roadrunrnch says:

      As your now a member of the TA team, Maybe a meet and great Marina book,CD, what ever the hell else you can round up to sell tour is in the future?? Maybe a bus tour?? Rent an RV and drive cross country. Set up several venues along the way. You and Captjack could be Her roadies and do the driving too. Anyone that comes here to the site will also know you two. You guys would be like rock stars too. Have the RV people veneer the side of the RV with Marinas face and HFWs logos. Get other sponsors to pay for everything .
      Do like 500 miles between stops. 10 days out, lay up in NY and go on the O’Reilly show to talk about the trip then 10 days back. Keeping in touch on the internet all along the way too. Daily report videos if town names or food names origins or what ever stupid crap you can come up with along the way.
      Hey ask her if she got the package I sent to her?? tell her IT”S not a bomb ok? just a peace offering :roll:

      • Capman911 says:

        You got it RRR. I have use of a Trailways Motor home so we wouldn’t have to rent one. I think she got the package, did you notice she had moved all of her furniture out of her living room during the video. :lol:
        Probably just taking precautions. :lol:

  84. misscupcake says:

    omg yay marina! thats so many video views! my goodness, i cant even fathom that many to be honest haha.
    i want a love letter from you! LOL i should enter the competition!!! :grin:

  85. fiend02 says:

    I was wondering about origin of the word tryst.

  86. socksandviolins says:

    Congratulations, Marina. You deserve every ounce of the success you’re having, and many of us are looking forward to seeing you hit 200 milion views.

  87. d3m0n says:

    Hey HotForWords… :)

    First post.

    The first word that popped into my head that I wondered about the origin of was ‘erstwhile’… I use it a fair bit, and now you’ve got me thinking where it came from!


    d3m0n :twisted: :twisted:

    • First post, eh? :mrgreen:
      Marina has not done ‘erstwhile’
      I tend to use it to avoid reduncancy
      for the words ‘meantime’ and ‘meanwhile’
      This weekend is turning out big for Marina.
      Excellent first post, dude.
      Have you seen these Gravatars peoples got?
      There’s some simians, hamsters, pandas, etc.
      Only one fishy, though :smile:
      Get yours here.

  88. mijj says:

    100 million = one thousand two hundred and fifty x [Notre Dame Stadium]

    Notre Dame Stadium seats 80,000

  89. vaja says:

    :shock: youre just looking awsome

  90. deviance says:

    Marina I want to know the origin of the word satan and God!!

    Thank you in advance…

  91. damaxterpiece says:

    whats up hot for words…i would like to know why most theaters end with MAX….like “IMAX” , “CINEMAX”….was there something related with a person named max….i really want to know cause my name is Max…lol….congrats on making 100 million views.

  92. James says:

    Marina, When is the love letter deadline?

  93. harry9 says:

    100 million that’s a lotta looks
    and your approval rating is higher than the clouds


  94. pedantickarl says:

    ♥ Congratulations Marina on your 100 million views. :cool:
    ♥ Passion combined with professionalism commands respect and
    ♥ results. Continued success as always…
    ♥ With Great Admiration, ♥ and Respect, Karl

  95. harry9 says:

    angst-word request

  96. _recon_ says:

    but hey i got a word what means bitch :)

  97. declan69 says:

    Hi Marina. Congratulations on reaching 100 million views!! :D

    While I’m here, I was wondering where we get the word “horny” from?

  98. hardcharger66 says:

    How many negative prefixes are there in English? I can think of de-, dis-, un-, anti-, non-, no-, im-, in-, and there are likely others. Why is there a need for so many? Is it due to the French/Germanic roots of English. Other languages get by with a comparitive few.

  99. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina, Congratulations! What a nice way to celebrate! By giving away valuable prizes! Few people would be so nice, after such a super achievement! I’m sure you’ll reach 200 Million in less time than the first 100 Million. I’ll e-mail you a nice love letter tonight. I need to ask if you are going to publish the winning love letters? You see, some of your fans are so jealous and posessive, it could be dangerous to tell you how much you are loved! :-) Your dear student, seesixcm6

  100. _recon_ says:

    where doo whe post are love letter by the way congratulation :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :smile: :smile: :smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  101. blair baby says:

    Hay marina i wanted to rquest a word school i want to know more about it and i would just like to say i learn more from you than in school

  102. smokey36bear says:

    My Dear teacher,
    Great job Marina!!! Wow 100,000,000 views.
    I not sure how I stumbled onto your site on YT, but I’m so glad I did, because it brought me here where I have met new contacts like Capman911, James, CaptainJack, just to name a few. I look forward to your lessons each and every day. I’m not sure how long I have been here, seems like only a week or so, you make learning new things exciting and fun. When I was relatively new and heard my name on your ‘Bar & Pub’ lesson I was so happy. I showed everybody I knew. If I didn’t say it already I’ll say it now. Thank you!!!!
    Thank you for the knowledge I share with people every day.
    Your ever so humble student

    P.S. Here is to another 100,000,000 views.

  103. roonan says:

    hey :smile: i already requested this word on you YouTube account, but is was only after that when i saw the link.

    can yo explain the word ‘rucksack’ for me ? it’s really weird word, and i’d like to knw where it came from.

    thank you ! :mrgreen:

  104. Chemikal says:

    This is huge!
    Congratulations one more time, from me!

    I told you before, I’m starting to talk a lot like you, also sometimes I feel a cute Russian accent coming on… Beats me why though! :D

  105. murdoc129 says:


  106. CaptainJack says:

    A hundred million?!? I can’t even count that high. I can’t even imagine how many hours of video views that is. Average of 3 minute lessons = 5,000,000 hours? 208,333 days? Well its a lot.

    Congrats Dear Marina. This is one amazing feat! You have come a long way in almost 2 years. :mrgreen: Imagine if someone told you when you first started that you would have 100mil views in 2 years. What would have you said to that person?

    • Marina says:

      I was excited when I hit the population of my hometown in Russia… like 100k a year ago! 100 million will never happen! Oh wait!…

      • wetsuit5 says:

        Captain Jack quotes some very interesting numbers. :idea:

        The news last week quoted how the Russians did a cyber attack on Georgia’s internet infrastructure. :evil:

        Thankfully, Marina is not a sleeper plant. :oops:
        Talk about painlessly taking up bandwidth. :wink: :wink: :wink:

        (Progress in Iraq was held up today as US Troops wanted to watch HotForWords video’s first, Iraqees in protest are demanding she wear burkas in the future) :cry:

        How well does Marina know Putan? :cool: :cool: :razz: :razz:

      • roadrunrnch says:

        Hey if we can get Marina to go and pay a visit to Putin, do you think She could cheer him up ?? If he had something better to do like chatting on her site. Maybe then he would not start WW4?

      • wetsuit5 says:


        Putin’s KGB and dorked up from the get go. :twisted:
        But I bet she could get Medvebbeh (or what ever his name it)(the guy who looks weird in a suit) to smile. :wink:
        Now would he be a pun tonka or a pun tonko? :roll:

      • CaptainJack says:

        Where I see you in 5 years, I know you wouldn’t believe me. :shock: I hardly believe myself but I have been right about 8 times out of 10. :smile:

      • pedantickarl says:

        Marina, I’m watching the first appearance of O’Reilly again where he says with such amazement, “… her YouTube site has received more than 40 million hits.” That was just a short 4 months ago and you’ve more than doubled that number.

        By the way, I loved your graphic showing the US in thirds as it relates to the US population. But, then again I’m a numbers & words man.

        Look at the Tube Mogul chart. It looks like you hit another daily record of 1,040,936 views for Aug 23. The previous record was on June 18.

      • pedantickarl says:

        Oh, and I just noticed you added another chart, cumulative views by month. I love it. :smile:

      • sniperskaya says:

        Marina, where is your home town in Mother Russia? Can’t be Mockba, they’re past 10 million. I’d love to go there and see if there are any more like you at home. If there are it would be a perfect reason to invade Russia! (Besides what’s going on in Georgia!) :razz:

    • James says:

      CaptainJack Do you still get to keep your blue thing??

  107. ferasbayern says:

    :mrgreen: :grin: :razz: :eek: Congratulations!!! and is that way you celebrate when u achieve something incredible :!: :!: :!: wow :shock: :shock: have got the medal i am just jocking i love u ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhh ohhhhhhhaaa eeeeee ad aaaaaaaa eeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaa hoaoaooaoaoao waaaaaaaaaaaaa huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu dada adada dada dada dadadadadd dadadad

  108. zippppiz says:

    Hello Marina

    II wanted to say congratulations on the 100 million views. :smile: I like your videos a lot. Anyway I would like to request the word “Breakfast”. You know, the first meal of the day :wink: .

    Thanks :) “See” you soon

  109. Bob says:

    Congratulations, Marina.
    Today the internet, tomorrow the world.
    Marina for the Empress of the Galaxy!
    Ooo Rah!

  110. danielpool52 says:

    congratulations marina 100 million views and on your book i heard you on the radio :lol:

  111. sandwichmonster says:

    Hey,Could You Research the Word ”Popsicle”,i mean, i can understand that the ”sicle” part of the word is most likely related to icicle,but what about the
    ”pop” part?
    Kevin =)

  112. sniperskaya says:

    All right, “love” letter sent.

    Sniper out. :twisted:

  113. roadrunrnch says:

    Nice job Marina,
    You can scratch me off the list for the whitesmoke promo,
    i r 2 smrt and I already have it thanks to you :lol:

  114. pheel777 says:

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work! Soon there will be no more difficult phrases/words for you to explain :).

  115. sniperskaya says:

    Okay, so I account for 99,999,999. Who’s the other guy?

  116. wetsuit5 says:

    Looking forward to the lessons for the next 100 million. :lol: :lol:

  117. jnaples says:

    You’ll always be my favorite teacher!!

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