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Hat Trick.. where did the expression come from?


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  1. Anthony says:

    I dont understand Hockey..why try to hit a heavy black jar lid with a shepard’s hooked staff?..I just dont get it??

  2. Anthony says:

    In Cricket 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries is considered a double hat trick because deliveries 1, 2 and 3 are a hat trick and deliveries 2, 3 and 4 is the second hat trick. Thus 5 wickets in 5 consecutive deliveries would be a tripple hat trick or a hat trick hat trick!!

  3. stavemang says:

    Oops. Search like that didn’t bear out, not without a FARK archives login, but I’m certain it wasn’t DailySquee.com!
    An example would be the DUI/escaped-from-field-trip/flees-on-foot trifecta or ‘hat trick.’

    Double hat trick rules have changed! Batters didn’t always hit 6 in a row multiple times a year!

  4. stavemang says:

    FARK.com (well, Drew Curtis at any rate) uses it for three impressions with one round of foolishness: Like so.

  5. hamburgler says:

    in hockey, personaly i think it`s the best sports on earth but whatever, i think the word hockey would be an interesting word request for me and the other guys who writes the same request

  6. tiger13cd says:

    mostly in hockey

    i dont understand cricket… why try to hit a ball with a boat paddle… i dont get it…

    • stavemang says:

      You have to want a nautical sport, then somehow find yourself on a manicured lawn of unusual size. The ball’s only sensible; that kind don’t get lost or chewed up easily.

  7. hockeyfan14 says:

    Hockey, when a player gets 3 goals in one game.

  8. hockeyfan14 says:

    Where does the word Hickey come from?

  9. reekzilla says:

    what about TEN GALLON HAT

  10. reekzilla says:

    BOX from BOXING and BOXER

  11. absentmindedprof says:

    When I went to college at Boston University, I lived at West Campus. There are three dorms there named Rich, Claflin, and Sleeper Halls. The halls are named after the three founders of B.U.. When all three dorms had a false fire alarm on the same night it was called a ‘hat trick’. Not sport, nor very much fun for anyone involved. Except, perhaps, for the jerks who pulled the alarms. :roll:

    Eric M

  12. weeder14 says:

    As a huge fan of ice hockey, I know that a hat trick in that sport is when a player scores three goals. A natural hat trick in hockey is when those goals are scoreed in a row (ie the first, second and third goals are scored without anyone else scoring in between).

    All I know about cricket is that there are overs and tries and that there are similarities to base ball if you look really hard.

  13. paulskioz says:

    Yes a “Hat Trick” is a cricketing term. But why is a is a “double hat trick” four wickets in for successive deliveries & not six? How is that double?

    Keep up the good work Marina.

  14. nsjeff says:

    culopeludo managed to forget one of the most obvious (in My opinion) Hat-trick of all – in Hockey – when a player scores 3 goals in one game. Also the term hat-trick being used in baseball as being 3 stikeouts in a row is only jokingly used. Not really an official term in baseball.

  15. culopeludo says:

    Hat-trick is used in: Marbles, Rugby, Baseball(three strikeouts in a row), Auto Racing:((1) wins(2) from pole position (3) garners the fastest lap speed in the race). Lacrosse, Poker by eliminating three players from the table in one hand. Also Soccer

  16. reveckzeff says:

    I have a question about CoComment. Is it just a reader or is it possible to reply to a thread through the CoComment site?

    Oh, is it possible to send a private message to a user here or are we left to purely public communication?

  17. imperial7 says:

    Hi Marina. I was wondering were the phrase “the whole nine yards” comes from.

  18. James says:

    Game time!

    Paste here whatever you have in copy at the moment

    Ok i will start


    Lol thats so funny

  19. kobe says:

    gruf gruf :grin:

  20. gregs list says:

    White Smoke Went bye bye?
    It’s a phat program and not worth the disk space.
    like anyone here cares if you spell correctly or are grammatically correct.
    15 year old boys just want is see Miss M’s ….@ :shock: @’ s
    even 50 year old boys

    • dezdkado says:

      I care about spelling and grammar. Though Marina is very attractive, I (and most who frequent this site) do not visit out of an expectation of a burlesque show. Had that been the objective of the regular commentators, after nearly 300 videos, they would have long ago moved on to more carnal pastures.

      • kobe says:

        your a 15 year old boy?

      • dezdkado says:

        *Sigh* If only I could turn back time and retain what I have learned. I am much closer to 50 than 15. :grin:

        Or were you asking if I possess a 15 year old boy? (Answer: No)

      • Fianchetto says:

        Thanks, Dez Here’s how it works for me:

        It takes 2-3 mins to view the video, another 2-3 to post my ‘Homework’ reply, followed by several hours of fun interacting with other students, commenting back and forth, checking for replies to my own posts, offering suggestions, etc. If anyone were here for Marina’s breasts, I imagine their practice here would be more along the lines of:

        1. locate a vid in which her breasts are frequently displayed
        2. view it repeatedly.

        Please don’t let me interrupt your repeated viewing of your favourite vid, gregs list I don’t expect you to reply.

      • dezdkado says:

        Thanks, Fianchetto… you illuminate a flaw of logic aptly.


        It is certainly a good YouTube video and associated channel. However, it has no associated web site with a blog with which to converse with colleagues; which is the reason I come here.

        If you think you’ve set a trap for hypocrisy, you are mistaken. Posting comments on Delta’s channel does not prove that I care for grammar and spelling. The absence of my posts there does not prove that I lack caring for spelling or grammar. Likewise, my posts here do not reveal a desire to ogle Marina’s anatomy. Read them. Go back into lessons of yesterdays gone by. You’ll see comments concerned with a love for music, art, history, language, humor, gender roles, sexuality, etc. I’m sure you can search thousands, if not millions, of sites, YouTube or otherwise, within these few topics in which I have not commented. Yet my care for these still remains. If getting my jollies from pulchritude was my game, or the game of my colleagues, I would spend my time with sites that cater to such.

  21. James says:

    I don’t have a problem.

  22. stunnedfish says:

    Cricket summary:
    You have two sides one out in the field and one in.

    Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

    When they are all out the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out.

    Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
    When both sides have been in and out including the not outs, THAT’S THE END OF THE GAME!

  23. thoughtforwords says:

    Hockey. Three goals. Hat trick.

    Why do they call cricket cricket?

  24. stunnedfish says:

    For anyone curious, the rules of cricket are available via this url: http://www.lords.org/laws-and-spirit/laws-of-cricket/

    Not sure how much it will help, though!

  25. darnko says:

    Hello Marina,

    Holy Mackerel, is my request as I don’t even know the proper spelling. Is it Wholly Mackerel, or Holy Mackerel? Is it a Religious Fish, a Fish that has been left with many Holes in its body, or a Fish that is genetically 100% Mackerel . (as opposed to a 75% Mackerel 25% Cod)??
    Please with your help the next time I see something big, or a whole Lotta something, I’ll know why Wholly Mackerel is a response, and what it means.

    :mrgreen: Darnko :?:

  26. :oops: YouTube removed my King Crimson – Walking on Air vid. :sad:

  27. ok .. so how long does it take for my new display name to trickle through?

  28. CaptainJack says:

    Funny Quote of the Day:

    “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

    Charles M. Schulz

    That man is so right in many ways! :grin:

  29. sweetrob says:

    hooligan :) :razz:

  30. coloursoundandvision says:

    quid as in money

  31. coloursoundandvision says:

    shenanagan, hooligan, hanky panky

  32. thompson 48989 says:

    hello i was at work today and the boss said that must of bin a fair few bob, refering to money , i was just wondering were it comes from and why is it used. it would be much apreciated if anyone could give me an answer

    • stunnedfish says:

      “Bob” was slang for a shilling, eg “two bob” would be two shillings, a “two bob bit”, a two shilling piece. There is also the phrase “bent as a nine-bob note” for someone who is untrustworthy (or, more recently, homosexual, playing on the slang “bent”). As there is no such thing as a nine-bob note, you know it must be fake. Not sure if I’ve answered your question or just rambled!

  33. fraterphoenix says:

    I am interested in what you come up with the Word Wicca. I have read other means throughout the Internet, but I want to see what you come up with. :)

  34. captin peacock says:

    Ive been wondering about the word Cigarette and how it became know as a Fag in the European culture or for that matter world wide.

    Thanks Captin Peacock

    PS love your site not only because your easy on the eyes but I think its your funny intellectual wit.
    Keep up the good work.

  35. solhan says:

    Just curious about the word Solon. Is it somehow related to La Sala (Spanish for Living Room)? Pronunciation is similar.

    • Che Volay says:

      Solon/ˈsoʊlən/ Pronunciation Key -[soh-luhn] does not sound anything like La sala. What is your definition of Solon? Athenian statesman.
      2. (often lowercase) a wise lawgiver. :?: :?:

      • solhan says:

        Sorry, mis spelt it, the proper spelling and definition is:
        Salon – a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, esp. one catering to a fashionable clientele: a dress salon; a hair salon.

        This definition is from dictionary.com should it matter.

    • Che Volay says:

      Thought ‘salon’ was the word you wanted but it stills does not sound like La sala. Note in Spanish ‘salon’ means ‘a large hall’ used for renting for weddings or parties. :smile:

  36. laylapalooza says:

    Hi marina I love your show your hilarious!

    Anyways i juat wanted to request the word Scandless i have been using it a lot lately and have noticed i really dont know what it means

    If you could do a video on it that would be great thank you!

  37. classical_hero says:

    Well Cricket is a sport that you play with a Cricket bat and ball on a pitch which is hardened grass and on this you bowl the ball overarm and the aim is to try and get the batter out by either hitting the wicket, of which there are three of them, which the batter protects. If the batsman does not hit the ball then he can be given out leg before wicket if the ball is going on to hit the stumps, another term for the wickets. The batter can also be out if he hits the ball to a fielder on the full. He also can be our if he is attempting a run, which is from the batting crease at one end of the pitch, a line that where the batsman must have his foot behind if he wants to be safe. the batting crease is 1122cm away from the wickets. When the bowler bowls his deliever, he must have some of his front foot when he bowls behind this line, otherwise he has delivered a no ball and as a result of that the batsmen cannot be given out, except for being run out, which means that the batter is not behind the batting crease. Each team has eleven players, but the batting team only has two players out in the middle at one time. Every team has to have at least two bowlers and a wicketkeeper, since the wicketkeeper stands somewhere behind the stumps, the distance depends on the pace of the bowler. Normally each team has about three pace bowlers and one spinner. This is elementary Cricket, but the best way to see how it is played is by watching it. So Marina, if you every want to understand the game of Cricket better, you should come to Australia and what Australia play, since we are the best nation at Cricket. I can be your personal guide to the game if you want. ;)

  38. James says:

    Oh what the hell. I am copying this from part of an email from fianchetto

    *Idea*: Perhaps you could continue treating words like ‘fuck’ that get requested so nauseatingly frequently by the uninitiated ones (masturbate, fellatio, etc). In fact perhaps you could get a ‘reject list’ from Marina of words that she absolutely refuses to do that are frequently requested and give them the ‘fuck’ treatment. You could be Mr. Hot For The Words That We Are Sick Of Seeing Requested And Marina Has No Intention Of Doing :-)

    Would this be ok?

  39. cbuzzus says:

    Here’s something.
    “It’s” is a contraction for it is.
    “Its” is possessive for whatever you’re talking about.
    I see “it’s” used incorrectly all the time where people should know better, as the possessive use – to the point where maybe in a year or two, I think the incorrect usage may become standard.
    Something you want to work on?

  40. romaniarony says:

    i think that u didnt do the phrase-”Put a sock in it!” and i suggest u try it sometime since it’s pretty funny :wink:

  41. tuttifruity8 says:

    I think u should do the word CRICKET like the one in the video. :grin:

  42. m_darling93 says:

    :mrgreen: Where did the phrase, “Curiousity killed the cat” come from? :?: :!: I’m surprised you haven’t done that one yet! :shock: Get back to us with it :!: :lol:

  43. pedantickarl says:

    torsten on “The Mob” video page asked:
    “…what young Germans call “to text”?

    aLx said:
    “i thought he was referring to the (german) verb “texten”.

    Correct aLx:
    My friend’s daughter is visiting from Oldenburg and she said “texten” as in: “Ich texte jemand”. (I’ll text someone)

    She said “texten” is a better expression(besserer Ausdruck)
    As opposed to “simsen” which I got from of About.com.

    • foxbow says:

      foxbow asked: “OK cool, are you from germany then?”
      Yes, I was born in Bielefeld, Deutschland which
      is about 113 Km (70 miles) ESE of Enschede, NL.
      I was ten when my parent came to the US and I’ve lost my accent since.

      What’s interesting is that my friend’s daughter was born in the US and married a German and she lives in Oldenburg (ESE of Groningen) and she absolutely loves it there.

      Wy did you move to the US?

      I think I was in bielefeld last week…At least we drove trough it. I went to Kassel to pick up my new bow and we took another route back(which was longer :???: )

      I’m not planning on staying here in The Netherlands ,need to finnish university or something else first and then i’m outa here as soon as possible :lol:

    • alex says:

      actually, i don’t know anyone who’d say “texten” when referring to sending text messages.
      “texten” is used for “(to) talk.” ex.: “ich ruf dich an, dann können wir texten.”
      sending text messages: “simsen” / “sms schicken.”

  44. antman342 says:

    this has nothing to do with the topic but i was wondering where the phrase “throwing a party” came from.

    I mean cause u obviously can’t “throw” a party. but i know it means to have a party still its kinda random.

  45. felicity says:

    hello everyone! if a guy cums 3 times in a row in bed, could you call the feat “hat trick”?

    • Bob says:

      Only if the guy is Head over Heels in love with you.
      BTW, why is he wearing his hat on his feat? :lol:

      • matalexwolf says:

        keeping his head warm :roll:

        Hey Bob, the Thai meal went really well so thanks again for the link :) -
        Didn’t do it verbatum however the end result was absolutly spot on. Always one mind when asked for some ketchup! The cheek of the lad but whatever makes the wee fella happy, I guess? – Being the perfectionist will try again but do recall in Thailand the same meal ever tasting quite the same as before, which just adds to fun of Thai cooking :grin:

    • dezdkado says:

      No, I would call it a miracle… and if he can cure a ham and walk underwater, he’s sure to be canonized as a saint.

  46. mittheman says:

    What do you call a deer with no eyes?

    I have no eye deer.

    What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?

    I still have no eye deer.

    Cricket was obviuosly created by the English upper class for the same reason Polo, Golf and Tennis were created. They wanted to flaunt their wealth. All of these games required a large estate, expensive equipment or horses.


    I have heard GOLF comes from


    Is this true?

    • pedantickarl says:

      Hi mittheman, check out the Golf video game.
      It is a Marina classic. Excellent videos.

      Here is the Golf Game (BillyB is Teacher’s Pet :-)

      Here is the Golf Answer (labbatt78 is Teacher’s Pet :-)

    • matalexwolf says:

      lesson on GOLF has been done, see previous lessons :smile:
      Made me laugh your comments about upper classes, I have neither large estates or horses, altough close by! Oh the parody! Polo deffo for the upper crusts, have been to events, champers and picnics dressed to the nines however rather the salt of the earth cricket games. Cricket is usually played on a village green with a local pub not too far away. I guess it’s all about state of mind when it comes to sports, the taking part not just about the winning, rich or poor just give it your best and above all, enjoy :grin:

      Enjoyed the joke too so have one for you:-
      Whats small, red and sits in the corner shaking?
      An angry strawberry!

  47. cufan71 says:

    Good Morning Marinaville! :cool:
    In Baseball
    Hat Trick: Hitter Strikes out 3 times
    Golden Sombrero: Hitter Strikes out 4 times
    Platinum Sombrero: Hitter Strikes out 5 times
    If the hitter strikes out more than 5 times the pitcher calls a limo for him. :lol:

  48. matalexwolf says:

    okay, so thought again how to explain cricket, as follows :)

    Throw the ball as fast as you can at the batsman to try and get him out. As a batsman try and hit the ball as hard as you can and score loads of runs. At the end of the day, get a few drinks in. Sorted :cool:

  49. starscythe says:

    Hello Marina,

    I’m going to suggest the word, “Accent”.
    I would like to know the definition and origin


  50. Bob says:

    spiker’s comment, below, is the most brilliant summary of cricket that I have ever seen.
    aLx said, “no one outside england knows how cricket is played.”; well, there are plenty of people in England who are mystified too.
    Only the Brits could have invented a game which lasts for five days and, at the end of which, no-one knows who has won, or even if anyone has won.
    My theory is that it was invented by the aristocracy for the sole purpose of keeping the maximum number of peasants occupied for the longest time, so they wouldn’t have time to foment revolution.

  51. prospero811 says:

    hockey – 3 goals in a game.

  52. eugene_semp says:

    Privet,dear Marina! How you doing? I’m an applied linguistics student and I must say that you are the most beautiful lecturer in etymology I have ever seen :smile: I have some words and idioms for you to investigate, I guess I will start with the noun ‘a dozen’ and I will also appreciate if you explain the origin of the idiom ‘a devil’s (baker’s) dozen’. Thanks in advance!

    Truly yours,
    Eugene aka SemP :wink:

  53. wetsuit5 says:

    Marina has competition:
    Should CNN be her next conquest?

  54. foxbow says:

    Finaly i’m able to watch this video :mrgreen:
    hattrick, can be used in used in many sports, like in football when someone scores 3 goals in a row it’s called a hat-trick
    Cricket ,I have no idea how that is played, only thing I know is that it looks retarded :???:

  55. James says:

    Marina.. You made an error here.. when you said ” and bob from my website wanted to know the origin of the word hat trick” instead of “hat trick being at the bottom of the screen english_teacher_27 was there instead!1

    Sorry for pointing this out.. I cant help it.. :razz: :razz:

  56. rmarvin86 says:

    WORD REQUEST for Marina

    The word is —-> PIZZA

    Most people think it’s italian, but is that true?

  57. mijj says:

    Oh, and in case you miss it further below (beautiful marina :oops: ) …
    this is [a very short vid of a typical cricket match.]

  58. m3v4n says:

    Hi again Marina!

    I couldn’t help myself, so i found a few new words that I would like to ask you about!

    1. How did the word “Blackguard” originate? How did this word originate? doesn’t it mean scoundrel? (I’m sure Bill O’Reilly would love that word!) :grin:

    2.With all the recent comments on pigs in politics these days, :lol: I couldn’t help but wonder, what does “Hogwash” mean?

    3. Third, and finally, what does the term “Deux Machina” mean? Doesn’t it mean “intervention of the gods?

    I hope I haven’t been a pest to you by asking you so many questions! :roll:


  59. zardoz says:

    Please do The word Greed.

    Particularly when did its meaning change from the morally neutral “desiring material goods” to the present meaning of “excessive acquisitiveness.” It seems we have no word any more to describe a man’s honest desire to improve his circumstances.

  60. m3v4n says:

    I have recently joined your website and I think it’s great what you are doing for improving peoples interest in learning new words! I really enjoy watching your posts on youtube and I never miss watching an episode on Bill O’Reilly’s Factor hoping to see you there!

    Marina, What does the word “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” mean? How did this word come to imply a person who’s identity is not known?
    I hope you can help me!
    P.S. I think your accent is really sweet! ;-)

  61. shizacauf6 says:

    I just wanted to know why people say “take a hit” when they pass someone a cigarette or a joint, or where the word “Marijuana” came from, since it used to be known as hemp? which ever one would be cool

  62. raven62 says:

    In hockey if a player scores three goals that is called a hat trick. Yes I have an idea about cricket, but it has been about 20 years sense I have watched it. I forgot some of the rules in scoring.

  63. monkey94 says:

    :arrow: WORD REQUEST
    where did the word oasis come from?

  64. chaotichavok says:

    Hey Marina,

    You’re very beautiful.

    I have a word request. Many times, I always yell out “Shotgun” when I want the passenger seat. What does it mean to “Ride Shotgun?”



  65. hfwrequest says:

    :?: :?: :?: WORD REQUEST :?: :?: :?:

    :arrow: What is the origin of the phrase, “A Dime A Dozen”.

    For example – That car is a dime a dozen.


    :?: :?: :?: WORD REQUEST :?: :?: :?:

  66. macbook3393 says:

    Hi Marina,

    I was wondering what the origin of the word “God Bless You” when you sneeze comes from.


  67. achsdu17 says:

    As a hockey player and a hockey fan I’m very thankful for uncovering hat trick. I never really thought about it till now.

    Of course it’s used in hockey when a player scores three goals. For tradition though, you are suppose to toss your hat onto the ice. There is another type of hat trick in hockey called the Gordie Howe hat trick where a player gets a goal, assist and gets into a fight.

  68. mijj says:


    is there something we should know, marina?

  69. thoughtonfire says:



    “He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!”

    “You keep using that word, I don’t think it means what you think it means.”


  70. resol29 says:

    Quixotic – where did it come from and what is the correct pronunciation of it?
    Have A Nice Day.

  71. leonard says:

    Still wondering what kind of plant it is in your studio? Hat trickkcirt taH. :roll: Sports of sorts.

  72. tristesmiles says:

    no i havent got a clue :???: i thought you were going to do a magic trick :razz: well im glad your doing well marina keep smilling love your positive attitude, love yah!!! :cool:

  73. tryant says:

    I’m not an avid sports watcher so I fail the homework in a big way. I do watch the KC Chiefs sometimes tho and to see them win 3 Super Bowls in a row would be a *most wonderful* “hat trick”!! :grin:


  74. mijj says:

    !! .. time for a music vid !! …

    .. ahh .. screw it .. can’t be bothered!

  75. igor.kh says:

    Word request: Energy

    Specifically, can you trace how it acquired the two distinct meanings of a technical scientific term and a term describing the new-age concept of “vital force”?

  76. reveckzeff says:

    I’ve been looking online on how to become a Philologist and haven’t found much in the way of contact to lesson plans or schools. If anyone has any input it would be much appreciated.

    Languages and communication have always been an interest of mine, digging deeper into why we say what we say.

    Thank you Marina for putting a name to what I’ve been passionate about!

  77. alicia8617 says:

    I would like to know why hair pins are called “bobby pins”… maybe a guy named robert invented them?

    • buzzword says:

      that was an interesting request, goes back to 1500′s probably earlier. such a common item and easily overlooked word. won’t go further incase m. uses it.

  78. dezdkado says:

    Homework: Cricket, hockey, soccer, rugby, baseball, auto racing, lacrosse, poker, and… of all things… Marbles :!:

    Extra credit: Yes, I have an idea it is played with a bat… and a lot of confusing rules.

  79. iambill says:

    I would like to know how doves were known as turtles, then turtle doves, then just doves :) And what were turtles called before they were called turtles?

  80. mijj says:

    any yanks out there still mystified about cricket …

    [a small vid of a typical cricket match]

  81. smokey36bear says:

    Funny how Turkey is 3 strikes in bowling :neutral:

  82. smokey36bear says:

    3 bulls in darts. I get one of those at least once a week when I play my friend. Sorry no help here for the extra credit :sad:

  83. stokesjrj1 says:

    words request yamahamamama

  84. Homework : Sports hat tricks…
    One comes to mind; World Series
    baseball. Winning three games in a row,
    is a hat trick. :mrgreen:
    As for cricket, I don’t know the game – sorry.

  85. thoughtonfire says:

    Dear Miss Orlova,

    Where did the word Cigar come from? And why do the British call Cigarettes “Fags”?

    PS That was really awesome at the end. :cool:

    Your Student,

  86. spiker425 says:

    Ah yes, Cricket!!:

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
    When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

  87. dezdkado says:

    If I want to make a video for display on YT, make a video request, etc. apart from a camera and a mic, what will I need to edit the film? Can one edit through realplayer or windows media player?

  88. gregs list says:

    Did you Block ROADRUNRNCH ?
    If so why?? If not it is…. :shock:
    I could care less if I cared at all but I don’t so I can’t care less.

  89. mybear8u says:

    I am a recent viewer of your Hot for Words videos and can say that brains and beauty are the sexiest things to find in a woman.
    But on to the homework. I also know the term hat trick is used in the sport of playing darts and it revers to getting 3 bulls eyes by the same player in one round of play with 3 darts.

  90. rand1964 says:

    Hey, Marina, I just love your lessons. Keep up the good work. :smile:
    i got a food word for you to investigate.
    It is the word “hamburger”.

  91. suprstock says:

    marina did not respond to any of these comments. and by the way your boobs looked more real.

  92. danielpool52 says:

    Hello Marina you looked nice in your cap. BUT could you wear your cowgirl Hat so i can see your beautiful eyes i could not see yours eyes :shock: :lol: good job Marina

  93. pandion says:

    Sports, like humor, are very cultural. What is popular in one area will seem dull in others, and vice versa.
    For many people, if their parents were not into a certain sport, and they did not grow up watching it, then it will never be popular with them.

  94. berserkerranger says:

    love your class, and your lessons,,,,do you know where “whippersnapper” originated and what it’s definition?
    luv ya

  95. nw2394 says:

    Yeah, I have an idea how cricket is played – being a Brit you can’t avoid the game completely even if you don’t particularly like it. But explaining it to someone – er – well – sorry to sound sexist – but it is sort of like trying to explain the offside rule in football (soccer) to a woman – most just never get it.

    Anyway – three goals by one player in football in a single match = hat trick. Also, similarly, three tries by one player in rugby. Probably also in hockey and so on – the term seems to be quite generic.


  96. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear совершенная Marina, For your homework, the term “hat trick” is also used to recognize someone who scores three points in ice hockey, field hockey, soccer (called “football” in other countries), lacrosse, and a few other sports. In magic acts, there’s a “hat trick” where the magician apparentky has an empty top hat, but he pulls a cute, live bunny rabbit from it!
    Cricket is a game in which wickets (wood staves) are placed at opposite ends of a parallelogram infield called a “pitch”. A “bowler” at one end tosses a ball to knock down the opposite wickets, but there is an opposing batsman called a “striker” who tries to hit the ball away. If the batsman hits the ball, he and and a fellow team member (the non-striker) run to the opposite ends of the pitch before the opposite team returns the ball. Runs are scored and counted and there are ways to get the batting team “out” so the other team may bat. :?:
    What a beautiful orange dress you wore with the neat, black baseball cap. It was nice to see you on your bed on nice bedcovers with flower prints and lace edging. But instead of going to bed, you played with Kobe, instead!
    I saw your earlier video called “The Men’s Dictionary.” In it, you said that if I invite you out to dinner, what I’m actually saying is: “I want to have sex with you.” By a similar theory, if I invite you to bed, then I must be planning a meal of “breakfast in bed?” :grin: (It’s just a joke, and it’s always nice to see your videos.) Your dear student, seesixcm6

  97. matalexwolf says:

    I don’t like Cricket, no man, I LOVE IT!!!! – If you find the five day test matches a little boring then check out the 20/20 games as far more exciting to watch. The batting team have two batsmen on at any one time against the rest of the other team, the fielding team. The fielding team will bowl six balls per ‘over’. They can bowl fast, medium, slow or spin, long or short. Over the wicket or around the wicket. If they manage to hit the wicket (the three stumps behind the batsman) or force the batsman to put his leg before wicket (LBW) blocking the ball which would have hit the wicket, the umpire standing at the other end will give out, should he think it so, usually with a loud shout of ‘OUZ THAAAAAT?’ from the fielding team. Also, a batsman can be caught out providing the ball hasn’t hit the ground before it has been caught, straight off the bat into the fielding hands. So, the batsman has to defend his wicket. The batsmen can score a six (hit the ball out of the ground over the white boundry line before landing), a four (hits the ball out of the ground but lands before crossing the white line) or as many ‘runs’ inbetween the fielder throwing back the ball to the wicket keeper. This is when you see the batsmen running to the other end to score a run. Once the batting side are all out, the teams swap over. Now the new batting team have to beat the number of runs previously scored. Ozzy legend Shane Warne has to have been the best spinner ever. When a spin bowler is on, you will notice the fielders come closer to the wicket surrounding the batsman giving loads of verbal in attempt to put off the batsman. The spin bowler will usually pitch the ball one side of the crease where the ball turns sharply towards the wicket, forcing the batsman to make an error or no run(helping to keep the score down). When you have a fast paced bowler, Viv Richards is a great example, fielders will be further away as the ball is hit really hard. Now what tends to happen here is the batsman can make some serious runs from fast bowlers however are more likely to make a mistake then out. Get it? :???:

    The US should get into it; I am a big Baseball fan (on the TV right now), the two sports share similar themes. Best cricket teams to watch are South Africa, the ozzies, Pakistan and dare I say England. :cool: …..20/20 is the go (twenty overs each side); unless you have much time on your hands then go for the five day test matches of which there are usually another four test matches to be played over the following months, the winning team is the one which won the most matches. Take a good book!

    Hatricks, anything of three I guess. In football, a player scores three goals so gets a hatrick. A cricket player bowls three batsmen out, so scores a hatrick….thinking about it, I passed three exams recently so there be another hatrick…..

    Thanks for another great lesson, hit for six :grin: Did I see you with an afro hair doo Marina in the opening credits? :shock:

    • dezdkado says:

      I’d love to give it a try… I also think that’s the only way I’ll really learn the game.

      • matalexwolf says:

        That’s it dezdkado, jump right in at the deap end and give it a go. Mind you, having jumped in at the deap end with American Football caution has always been there since! I got absolutly squashed! Theres me thinking after playing years of rugby it would be a doddle :shock:

      • dezdkado says:

        It takes greater endurance for Rugby and Football than for American Football. I find Am. football is geared toward strength, but does involve much strategy and quickness of execution. Am. football involves many series of short intense plays, whereas rugby and football are continuous play… or so I see it to be.

      • Pseudonym says:

        Any game that goes on for five days is surely an endurance test.

      • matalexwolf says:

        The AM footy is pretty hard core tho, with all that extra padding adding to the weight. I still don’t understand the rules but get the jist, loads of players coming on and off confuses me greatly!! Rugby Union I used to love playing. Use to love the beat the crap out of each other on the field bit then singing songs at the bar after the game. Always battered and bruised, teeth capped, ribs busted, knees popping, blood everywhere, was a great game to play! I do miss not being able to play anymore but thankfully am close to many top teams so grab a game now and then, more beer more pies :lol:

      • matalexwolf says:

        Buzz, awesome! This is just what us Brits could do with at a 20/20 game :) – after drinking a few ales and eating a few pies would make the cherry on the cake! Recall an interview with the crowd at an American footy game with the guys all having their binoculars….much laughter as the wives really thought it was to see the players action better….nothing to do with the cheerleaders at all :lol:

  98. labbatt78 says:

    There’s another way. In baseball you get a hat trick if you strikeout 3 times in the game as a batter.

  99. mijj says:

    :idea: For your homework, Marina … i want you to go out and find some LSD from one of your showbiz buddies .. and do the next word video whilst tripping. :idea: – just a thought to spice up the routine. :grin:

  100. 2utoday says:

    :mrgreen: Why not let your dog,Cody,do some hat tricks?

  101. mijj says:

    !!! … attack of the killer white furry thing at the end of the vid !!!

  102. Fianchetto says:

    Homework: hockey is the only other sport I’ve ever heard in connection with the phrase ‘hat trick’

    Extra credit: To play Cricket, all you have to do is:
    1. find two teams willing to compete
    2. Administer each player a therapeutic dose of LSD
    3. Have them to play a game of American baseball.
    End result:
    A game of cricket.

    What do I win for extra credit?

  103. arifmetal says:

    Dear Teacher,
    I’d like to suggest the word “cuckold” for a future lesson. Even thought it’s not a word you hear much anymore, it’s still an interesting one. Also, being from the South, I’d like to support a lesson on a strictly Southern word. I think “y’all” is too obvious, though, and think something like “chittlin” or “britches” (as in those silver breeches) would be better lessons.
    One last thing, I want to thank you deeply for your lessons on “forte” and “could care less” because I have been making those arguments for a long time. I hope, of course, that people will actually listen to you on the matter.
    Your dear student,

  104. mijj says:

    Marina? .. you don’t know how cricket is played? .. Oh, you silly mid-on!

  105. David says:

    Bullwinkle said,”Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!… Presto!”
    The Rocky and Bullwinkle show was/is a funny cartoon TV show from the 70′s.

    A Hat Trick is famous in the sport of HOCKEY!!! 3 goals by the same player in a game. Some conditions apply though… you have to punch out a couple of players during the game, cuss at fans behind the penalty box, spit on the floor between your skates, and shake your fist at the Referee (and not get caught!):lol: :lol: :lol:

  106. mijj says:

    Oh! .. a Marina description of cricket stuff! ..

    .. better get in the mood with a song ..
    [Roy Harper - When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease]

  107. dezdkado says:

    Marina, I understand what it means to have “the upper hand,” but where does this phrase come from?

  108. doom999 says:

    Yeah I want a word request on “Turkey” as in the bowling term, I have played in leauges for so long, but I never have known where it comes from.

  109. mijj says:


    … maybe if i subscribed i’d know when the new vid came up.

  110. dpschreiber says:

    You can get a hat trick in soccer, too. But in bowling, three strikes in a row is known as a “Turkey.” Not sure why.

  111. legalyblonde says:

    hey marina!YOU ROCK!YOU KNOW IT!Keeping it sexy and intelligent is the BEST way! hehe i have this phrase to ask u!Its very weird!hahah so u might investigate!I wanna know where from does the phrase “That’s out of the question” comes from!I mean,what’s this Question we all know what’s in of it and what’s out of it? hehe :) so u can like investigate :D

  112. smartguy2812 says:

    :idea: Use the following link to learn more about the sport of cricket.


  113. Fianchetto says:

    YIPPEE!!! 42nd Comment!!! WHEEEE! this is almost 1/41th as much fun as when I was 2nd one to post a vid last week!!! :mrgreen:

  114. alex says:

    how what is played?

  115. Capman911 says:

    For anyone wanting to keep up with how many members are on Marina’s site look down at the bottom of the page and you will see the
    HotForWords, LLC · “36024″ · 58 · Privacy Policy. The 36024 is the members on the site and growing by the minute. Marina says it adds about 100 a day. :cool:

  116. Che Volay says:

    Bullwinkle does “Hat Tricks (poor quality) :grin:

  117. smartguy2812 says:

    :idea: Use the following link to learn more about the sport of cricket.


  118. Che Volay says:

    ……know nothing about the sport cricket
    but have known girls with pantie crickets :mrgreen:

  119. nakedbullwinkle says:

    WORD REQUEST………….FUNKY…………..

    AND……SKIPPY :grin: :grin: :grin:

  120. annuddermale says:

    i’m using IE8 – had to switch to compatibility mode to get the vid to play – otherwise i saw just a lil’ grey box in the upper left corner…

    anyway, the only time i hear hat trick is in hockey, already mentioned…

    but is this also where “passing the hat” comes from?… :cool:

  121. wetsuit5 says:

    Kobe doing the Mexican Hat Dance.
    Now that’s a Hat Trick.
    Trick or Treat.

  122. reveckzeff says:

    I have no clue how the sport of cricket is played. I do know that Hat Tricks are also in the sport of Hockey, though I don’t know the circumstances in which it is scored.

    Your Maltese is the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen! Cobe (not sure if thats spelled correctly) has this inquisitive look to (is Cobe a him or her?) to its face. So Adorable!

  123. dellforce says:

    For the answer to the homework: It’s in Hockey when you get 3 goals in a row! I always thought it was a reference to the Wonderful World of Magic (and since I’m on the subject let me request the words “thaumaturgy” and “prestidigitation” before anyone else does).

    Hey, Marina you know what…? You’re turning into a Southerner :lol: !!!
    I noticed in the “could care less” and a few other vids you said “you all” slurred together… It really sounds like you’re saying the southern North American anglicization, “y’all”. If you keep that up, I’m gonna have to request that you start saying, “Well, I DO declare” (I’m sure I could handle that better than your singing :shock: !! Lest you begin to misconstrue my teasing of you, I think it’s cute and it endears you to me even more (or should I say, “even mo’”). Y’all come back, now, Ya HEAR!!??? mmmmMMMMMWWAAHH!!

    • Capman911 says:

      I think that’s rather funny Dellforce. I didn’t even notice the slur as I am a southerner and I am used to hearing it. That was a good catch. Maybe she is sneaking down south for some good old southern fried chicken. :smile:

      • Capman911 says:

        Or maybe she is dating a southerner :?: :lol:

      • annuddermale says:

        i did notice Marina had used “you all” – but i’m a displaced Yankee, so i still notice that stuff…

        still, and odd to say about southern slang, but Marina will have to speed her pronunciation up to make it Southern – “you all” is way too long and drawn out for the very pleasing, “y’all”…(-;

      • dellforce says:

        We have the ear… I remember back in 2001 I had a girlfriend who never told me much about her mother… one day (possibly after a month of us being together, the root of the “citified” twang just jumped out at me…!! I asked her “What part of Mississippi is your mother from”? She said, “How did you know my mother was from Mississippi”? “I never told you that”!!! I knew then I had the Southern ear.

      • dezdkado says:

        I used to love business trips to NY… I’d say “y’all” and the locals would laugh… they’d say “yous guys” and I’d crack up.

      • Capman911 says:

        Did you ever ask for grits in New York. :?: I think they mostly eat fried potatoes or hash browns with their breakfast. :mrgreen:

      • dezdkado says:

        Grits were something my dad and grandpa liked. I don’t dislike them, I’m just not terribly thrilled by them. So I’ve never asked for grits… outside of the South. I was partial to hash browns, or chorizo and potatoes, or (what my mother called) “German potato salad” (Me Mum’s a Yankee gal).

      • Capman911 says:

        Man I love German potato salad. One of the guys at my fire station used to make it for us. I feel in love with it. I like both hash browns and grits. I wish my wife would learn how to make it. :smile:

      • dezdkado says:

        Now I’m getting hungry :mrgreen: I think it’s time to feed. If you’re not affected by this gastronomical discussion, perhaps I can tempt you with some good ol’ down home BBQ!!! :twisted:

      • Capman911 says:

        I like that song and band. I made it one of my favorites. Thanks :wink:

      • Bob says:

        I always thought GRITS was something you did with your teeth. :lol: Thanks for prompting me to finally look up and find out what grits are.
        I’ve never tried, or even heard of, German Potato Salad.
        Now I’d like to request Marina to investigate where we get the name Bubble and Squeak from.

      • dezdkado says:

        Grits (imo) just provide a unique texture. It is a corn-based (hominy, I think) dish and essentially bland… which is why it’s seasoned with butter and salt, or sugar, or bacon, etc. They aren’t bad, just not very exciting to me. My grandpa used to eat grits every morning at breakfast. German potato salad is difficult to explain… I would never classify it as a salad. I’d need to send a pic and a recipe… all I can say is that it is a very tasty dish… and served with eggs, some German or Polish sausage with brown mustard (and maybe a little sauerkraut), divine!

      • dezdkado says:

        Here’s a pic and recipe for German Potato Salad. Of course variations exist. Me mum uses white or yellow onions, not green… and a few other things she refuses to divulge. If the vinegar seems a bit much, reduce the amount and/or add a pinch of sugar. I love it vinegary, though.

      • cufan71 says:

        Hey Capman, What part of the south are you from? I’m from Georgia!
        YEEE-HAWW!!! Marina’s coming over to our side! :lol:

      • Capman911 says:

        @ Cufan71, I am born and bred in North Carolina, just a hop and skip from your neck of the woods. I live in Fayetteville NC now as I retired from the Fayetteville Fire Department after 33 years of service. :grin:

  124. Che Volay says:

    ….still waiting for my first HFW Hat Trick
    being first to comment three times with no assist :neutral:

  125. foxbow says:

    ok .uuuh can’t even watch that video there’s just this spinning thing .takes like 10 minuts for a page to load :shock:
    I’ll watch it tomorrow,

    • Capman911 says:

      Try rebooting, I see the vid with no problems.

      • foxbow says:

        i’v done it allready, doesn’t help, it’s my internet conection, and not just mine, some of my friends have the same problem right now .must be the provider, cause they have the same as me.

    • Capman911 says:

      Ok just checking. M added another factoid to the web site and didn’t want it to affect the site. If you look at the very bottom of the page you will see Copyright © 2008 HotForWords, LLC · “36022″ · 49 · Privacy Policy · Terms of Use · Photo Credits · Advertise · Music Player. The 36022 is how many members she has right now and adding about 100 a day. That’s amazing. M is doing something right. Kudos for her. :cool:

      • foxbow says:

        those 36k member, are those the ones that have an actual account,or just the ones that submitted their email to get the report cards and this e mail alert?

        I finaly got my internet fixed,I called my provider and it seemed like there was some problem at their side.
        Yesterday night it just crashed completly.I had to send an important file to some guy, and I couldn’t do that, and I didn’t have the guys phone number -.- so I had to ride to this guy at 2 Am on my bike,the guy lives almost 15 kilometers from here -.- I didn’t have any lights on my mtb, and came across 2 police cars :???: mananged to get away from both :mrgreen:
        came home at like 4.30 am, and had to get up at 6 again to do my bike messenger thing pfffffffffffffffffff i think i’m going to bed now ,even tough it’s 11.45 am :lol:

      • Capman911 says:

        I would think they are members that have signed up for the site. Whether they are still here are not I don’t know as M didn’t elaborate on that part. As you know you have to ask M to delete your account so there is no delete my account button like on You tube here. But if you watch the numbers they are adding up more each day. Good for Marina and the site. :wink:

  126. Che Volay says:

    Happy Hockey Puck Hat Trick :grin:

    • Che Volay says:

      My page wouldn’t refresh fast enough :mad:

    • Capman911 says:

      I was using Turbo boost from Marina’s site, but it kept locking up my computer when I run FireFox 3.0. So when I disable it her web page runs ok for a while. Then it does this until I clean my cache. I can’t seem figure it out.
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    • Capman911 says:

      If you want to try the turbo boost go to the dashboard at the top of the page. Click on your profile. Look up in the right hand corner and you will see the word Turbo. Click on it and follow the directions. It’s supposed to make M site run faster on your computer.It works through Google.

      • Che Volay says:

        …checked out Turbo boost. …will install it latter tonight, presently half way through a movie on hulu.com, The life of Che Guevara he is still a hero in some parts of Mexico, still communist in the mountains of MX.
        Sometime I’ll tell you the story of the Russian submarine and my photoshop collage. :shock:

    • buzzword says:

      know much about augusto césar sandino?

      • Che Volay says:

        Never heard of him, but I did google his name, I’ll go back and to wiki and read some more, looks interesting.

      • dezdkado says:

        I am familiar with the organization that bears his name… as well as Somoza, and his family.

      • buzzword says:

        dez, i studied nicaragua as a case study of third world development. how did you become familiar with politics in that particular area?

      • dezdkado says:

        Part of my understanding is through my degree work in the history of Central America… true, I was concerned with pre-columbian history, but my degree advisers pushed me to take a few courses in modern history of the region. Secondly, as a US Marine, I was interested in understanding the Banana Wars. But my first exposure to the politics of Nicaragua was through my family. One of my elder brothers studied at the university of Managua. Many of his friends and fellow students were… associated with the struggle against Somoza. What happened there changed him… and understanding of what he experienced did not come to me until I was nearly an adult.

  127. foxbow says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah freaking slow internet

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